ABBOTT, THOMAS KINGSMILL: Church of Ireland, author and professor; b. at Dublin Mar. 26, 1829. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1851; M.A., 1856; B.D., 1879), where he was elected fellow in 1854. From 1867 to 1872 he was professor of Moral Philosophy at Trinity College, of Biblical Greek from 1875 to 1888, and of Hebrew from 1879 to 1900, and has also been librarian of the College since 1887. He has been chairman of the Governors of Sir P. Dun's Hospital since 1897. In theology he is a Broad Churchman. His works include Sight and Touch, an Attempt to Disprove the Berkleyan Theory of Vision (Dublin, 1864); Par palimpsestorum Dublinensium (1880); Elements of Logic (1883); Evangeliorum versio Antihieronymiana (2 vols., 1884); Theory of the Tides (1888); Celtic Ornaments from the Book of Kells (1892); Notes on St. Paul's Epistles (1892); Essays, Chiefly on the Original Texts of the Old and New Testaments (Edinburgh, 1897); Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin (Dublin, 1900); and Catalogue of Incunabula in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin (1905), in addition to Kant's Theory of Ethics, a translation (1873).