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    BC, 168, Paxton's Illustrations of the Scriptures, 610 - 620, Volume 23, Jun 1825, Michael Russell, possib., Russell contributed to the British Critic for 20 years, knew Eastern geography and customs, and had a particular interest in ancient chronology. Paxton's book illustrates scriptures from geography and ancient customs. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 183, Salt on Hieroglyphics, 87 - 94, Volume 1, Oct 1825, Michael Russell, In his View of Ancient and Modern Egypt (1830), Russell devoted a chapter to hieroglyphics, listing Salt as a source; on pp 91, 92 the reviewer speaks of Salt's contributions using almost the same words as in his book. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 186, Lectures on the Philosophy of Modern History [by George Miller], 164 - 176, Volume 1, Oct 1825, Michael Russell, prob., Russell was a writer of wide learning for whom the theory of history would have had much attraction; in March 1837 he returned to the subject (no.733) repeatedly referring back to no. 186. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 192, Sir W[Illiam, 1770-1828] Drummond's Origines [of early empires and their languages], 285 - 309, Volume 1, Jan 1826, Michael Russell, Russell was a frequent contributor to the British Critic and had a broad knowledge of geography and ancient languages; here he exhibits a command of Arabic, Hebrew, Chaldaic, and Greek. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 203, Buckingham's Travels, 452 - 480, Volume 1, Jan 1826, Michael Russell, This review refers to its predecessor Travel in Palestine and points forward to Russell's own Palestine (1831); the reviewers knowledge of Near Eastern countries and languages is evident. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 204, [George] Chandler's [Bampton] Lectures, 480 - 509, Volume 1, Jan 1826, Michael Russell, possib., On p. 484 the reviewer refers to no. 186 (which was reviewed by Russell); chronological statements are consonant with Russell's interests. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 206, Veitch's Memoirs, 525 - 549, Volume 1, Jan 1826, Michael Russell, possib., An account of the troubles of the Scottish Covenanters at the time of Charles and James written from the point of view of an Episcopalian: Russell was Bishop of Glasgow. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 233, Travels in Northern and Central Africa [by Clapperton and Denham], 505 - 542, Volume 2, Jul 1826, Michael Russell, prob., Russell's wide knowledge of foreign lands and linguistics, of botanical and geological features, suggests he is the author of this article on the travels of two Scotsmen. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 250, [George] Miller on Tradition, 92 - 94, Volume 1, Jan 1827, Michael Russell, prob., This is almost certainly an addenda to the series of articles on the Church of Rome vs. the Church of England controversy -- viz., nos. 38, 129, 139, 148, 154, 174. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 254, Jerram on Regeneration, 110 - 118, Volume 1, Jan 1827, Michael Russell, Referred to at start of no. 271 in words that definitely imply a common authorship. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 256, Hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt, 141 - 162, Volume 1, Jan 1827, Michael Russell, See evidence for no. 183 and no. 192. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 270, Scholz's Travels, 362 - 374, Volume 1, Apr 1827, Michael Russell, prob., As distinguished from many reviews of travel by Smedley, this review deals with Africa and the Middle East; characteristic is the interest in and knowledge of Southern languages. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 271, The Episcopal Church in Scotland, 374 - 379, Volume 1, Apr 1827, Michael Russell, Russell was converted to Episcopalianism in c. 1808; in 1824 he edited Keith's Catalogue of Scottish Bishops, and wrote a history of the Church of Scotland in 1834. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 273, [William] Drummond's Origines [Vol. III], 399 - 421, Volume 1, Apr 1827, Michael Russell, This is a continuation of no. 192, which is acknowledged on p. 399. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 275, Nolan's Assyrian Expectations of a Deliverer, 444 - 464, Volume 1, Apr 1827, Michael Russell, possib., Russell's wide knowledge of Near Eastern lore and interest in ancient languages point to him as a likely reviewer. [review] (08/16)

    BC, 283, Fasti Hellenici, 28 - 38, Volume 2, Jul 1827, Michael Russell, prob., Russell was unusually interested in chronology, classical and theological: see nos. 333 and 519. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 314, Parliamentary Proceedings respecting the Church (no. II): Case of the Episcopal Church in Scotland, 506 - 508, Volume 2, Oct 1827, Michael Russell, prob., Russell, later Bishop of Glasgow, was a frequent contributor to the British Critic. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 320, Travels in the East, 132 - 163, Volume 3, Jan 1828, Michael Russell, See no. 203, where another travel book on the Near East by the same author, J. S. Buckingham, was reviewed by Russell, and note his own works on that area; the errors on foreign languages is another link to no. 203. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 339, Dr, [J. C.] Pritchard -- Physical History of Mankind [2nd ed., 1826], 33 - 61, Volume 4, Jul 1828, Michael Russell, Russell contributed to BC for 20 years, and wrote much on ethnology and anthropology; in his View of Ancient and Modern (1831) and Sacred and Profane History (1827, 1837) Pritchard was praised and quoted. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

    BC, 341, Caillaud -- Meroc, White River &c., 73 - 89, Volume 4, Jul 1828, Michael Russell, prob., Russell knew northern Africa, both of prior travels there and of native languages; the reviewer's expression "sacred and profane history" (p. 89) recalls the title of a book by Russell. (Esther Houghton working file) [review] (08/16)

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