5 APRIL 1957, Page 18


SIR,—I am anxious to obtain for the benefit of an American friend information relating, to the life of Amelia (Byam) who was said to have been married in October, 1836, to John Ericsson, inventor of the ironclad Monitor which played a part in the Civil War. If any of your readers can give me any informa- tion about this lady I shall be most grateful.—Yours faithfully,

ROBERT HYDE Glevering, Beech Road, Hasletnere, Surrey