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T. W. R. D. T. W. Rhys Davids, M.A., LL.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Comparative Religion in the University of Manchester. Formerly Professor of Pali and Buddhist Literature, University College, London. Fellow of the British Academy. Secretary and Librarian of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1885–1902. Author of Early Buddhism; Buddhist India; &c.
V. H. B. Vernon Herbert Blackman, M.A., D.Sc.
Professor of Botany in the University of Leeds. Formerly Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge.
Bacteriology: Botany.
W. A. B. C. Rev. William Augustus Brevoort Coolidge, M.A, F.R.G.S, Ph.D.
Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. Professor of English History, St David’s College Lampeter, 1880–1881. Author of Guide to Switzerland; The Alps in Nature and in History; &c. Editor of the Alpine Journal, 1880–1889.
Baden: Switzerland; Barcelonnette; Basel;
; Beaulieu; Bellinzona; Bern; Bienne.
W. A. G. Walter Armstrong Graham.
His Siamese Majesty’s Resident Commissioner for the Siamese Malay State of Kelantan. Commander, Order of the White Elephant. Member of the Burma Civil Service, 1889–1903. Author of The French Roman Catholic Mission in Siam; Kelantan, a Handbook; &c.
W. A. P. Walter Alison Phillips, M.A.
Formerly Exhibitioner of Merton College and Senior Scholar of St John’s College, Oxford. Author of Modern Europe; The War of Greek Independence; &c.
Austria-Hungary: History (in part);
; Balance of Power;
; Bates;
: History; Béguines;
: Congress and Treaty of; Bernard, St; Biretta.
W. Bo. Wilhelm Bousset, D.Th.
Professor of New Testament Exegesis in the University of Gottingen. Author of Das Wesen der Religion; The Antichrist Legend; &c.
W. B. Ca. W. Broughton Carr.
Formerly Editor of the British Bee Journal and the Bee-Keepers’ Record.
Bee: Bee-keeping.
W. C. P. William Charles Popplewell, M.Sc., A.M.I.C.E.
Lecturer in Engineering in Manchester School of Technology (University of Manchester). Author of Compressed Air; Heat Engines; &c.
Bellows and Blowing Machines.
W. E. D. William Ernest Dalby, M.A., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.M.E.
Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the City and Guilds of London Institute Central Technical College, South Kensington. Associate Member of the Institute of Naval Architects. Author of The Balancing of Engines; Valves and Valve Gear Mechanisms; &c.
W. E. G. Sir William Edmund Garstin, G.C.M.G.
Governing Director, Suez Canal Co. Formerly Inspector-General of Irrigation, Egypt. Adviser to the Ministry of Public Works in Egypt, 1904–1908.
Bahr-el-Ghazal (in part).
W. H. Be. William Henry Bennett, M.A., D.D., D.Litt. (Cantab.).
Professor of Old Testament Exegesis in New and Hackney Colleges, London. Formerly Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge. Lecturer in Hebrew at Firth College, Sheffield. Author of Religion of the Post-Exilic Prophets; &c.
W. H. Ha. William Henry Hadow, M.A., Mus.Doc.
Principal, Armstrong College, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Formerly Fellow and Tutor of Worcester College, Oxford. Member of Council, Royal College of Music. Editor Oxford History of Music. Author of Studies in Modern Music; &c.
Bach, K. P. E.
W. J. H.* William James Hughan.
Past Senior Grand Deacon of Freemasons of England, 1874. Hon. Senior Warden of Grand Lodges of Egypt, Quebec and Iona, &c.
W. L. D. William Leslie Davidson, LL.D.
Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, Aberdeen University. Author of The Logic of Definition; Christian Ethics; &c. Editor of Alexander Bain’s Autobiography.
Bain, Alexander.
W. M. S. William Milligan Sloane, Ph.D., LL.D.
Professor of History, Columbia University, New York. Secretary to George Bancroft while American Ambassador in Berlin, 1872–1875. Author of Life of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Bancroft, George.
W. P. C. William Prideaux Courtney.
See the article: Courtney, L. H., Baron.
Bath, William Pulteney,
 Marquess of
W. P. J. William Price James.
University College, Oxford. Barrister-at-Law. High Bailiff of County Courts, Cardiff. Author of Romantic Professions; &c.
Barrie, J. M.
W. P. R. Hon. William Pember Reeves.
Director of London School of Economics. Agent-General and High Commissioner for New Zealand, 1896–1909. Minister of Education, Labour and Justice, New Zealand, 1891–1896. Author of The Long White Cloud, a History of New Zealand; &c.
Ballance, John.
W. R. L. W. R. Lethaby, F.S.A.
Principal of the Central School of Arts and Crafts under the London County Council. Author of Architecture, Mysticism and Myth; &c.
W. Sa. William Sanday, D.D., LL.D., Litt.D.
Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford. Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty the King. Hon. Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. Fellow of the British Academy. Author of Inspiration (Bampton Lecture, 1893); Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans; &c.
Bible: New Testament: Canon.