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198 OLD AND NEW EDINBURGH. [Northumberland Street. A noted antiquary, he was Correspondant du Comitk Imp2riaZ des Travaux Historipes, et aes SaWs Savants. de France, &c. He was well known in Edinburgh for his somewhat coarse wit, and as a collector of rare books, whose library in Great King Street was reported to be the most valuable private one in the city, where he was called-but more especially among legal men- ?Alphabet Turnbull,? from the number of his initials. He removed to London about 1853, and became seriously embroiled with the authorities concerning certain historical documents in the State Paper Office, when he had his chambers in 3 Stone Buildings, Lincoln?s Inn Fields. He died at London on the 22nd of April, 1863, in his fifty-second year ; and a story went abroad that a box of MS. papers was mysteriously buried with him. CHAPTER XXVII. NORTHERN NEW TOWN (cmclttded). Admiral Fairfax-Bishop Terrot-Brigadier Hope-Sir T. M. Brisbane--Lord Meadowbank-Ewbank the R.S.A-Death of Professor Wilson- Moray Place and its Distrk-Lord President Hope-The Last Abode of Jeffrey-Baron Hume and Lord Monuieff-Forres Street- Thomas Chalmers. D.D.-St. Colme Street-CaDtain Basil Hall-Ainslie Place-Dugald Stewart-Dean Ramsay-Great Stoart Street- Professor Aytoun-Miss Graham of Duntroon-Lord Jervkwoode IN the narrow and somewhat sombre thoroughfare named Northumberlanc! Street have dwelt some people who were of note in their time. In 1810 Lady Emily Dundas, and Admiral Sir William George Fairfax, resided in Nos. 46 and 53 respectively. The admiral had distinguished himself at the battle of Camperdown as flag-captain of the Vmemble, under Admiral Duncan; and in consideration of his acknowledged bravery and merit on that occasion-being sent home with the admiral?s despatches-he was made knight-banneret, with an augmentation to his coataf-arms in chief, a representation of 1I.M.S. Venerable en. gaging the Dutch admiral?s ship Yryheid; and to do justice to the memory of ?? departed worth,? at his death his son was made a baronet of Great Britain in 1836. He had a daughter named Mary, who became the wife of Samuel Greig, captain and commissioner in the imperial Russian navy. No. 19 in the same street was for some years the residence of the Right Rev. Charles Hughes Terrot, D.D., elected in 1857 Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and whose quaint little figure, with shovel-hat and knee-breeches, was long familiar in the streets of Edinburgh. He wss born at Cuddalore in the East Indies in 1790. For some reasons, though he had not distinguished himself in the Cambridge Tripos list of University honours, his own College (Trinity College) paid him the highest compliment in their power, by electing him a Fellow on the first occasion aftex he had taken his degree of B.A. in mathematical honours, and subsequently proceeded to M.A. and D.D. He did not remain long at college, as he soon married and went to Scotland, where he continued all his life attached to the Scottish Episcopal Church, as successively incumbent of Haddington, of St. Peter?s, and finally St. Paul?s, York Place, Edinburgh. In 1841 he was made bishop of Edinburgh, on the death of Bishop Walker. He was author of several works on theology, During the latter years of his life, from extreme age and infirmity, he had been entirely laid aside from his pastoral and episcopal labours ; but during the period of his health and vigour few men were more esteemed in his pastoral relations as their minister, or by his brethren of the Episcopal Church for his acuteness and clever judgment in their discussions in church affairs. The leading features of Dr. Terrot?s intellectual character were accuracy and precision rather than very extensive learning or great research. It was very striking sometimes after a subject had been discussed in a desultory and commonplace manner, to hear him coming down ?upon the , question with a clear and cutting remark which put the whole matter in a new and distinct point of view. He was long a Fellow and Vice-President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, to which he communicated some very able and acute papers, especially on logical and mathematical subjects. So also in his moral and social relations, he was remarkable for his manly, fair, and honourable bearing. He had what might essentially be called a pure and honest mind. He wasdevotedly attached to his own Church, and few knew better how to argue in favour of its polity and forms of service, never varying much in externals ; but few men were more ready to concede to others the liberality of judgment which he .
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