OBITUARY. JOHN SYDNEY CROSSLEY, 1812-1879.
- Author: UNKNOWN
- Source: Minutes of the Proceedings, Volume 58, Issue 1879, 01 January 1879 , pages 341 –343
`MEMOIRS. 341 Mr. Collins was well known to most of the leading members of the profession, and had a large circle of private friends. He was for many years a regular attendant at the meetings ; and as he had the misfortune i n [comparatively early life to lose hisleg, through an accident which was considered but trifling at thetime, necessitatingever afterthe use of crutches,his form and face were conspicuously familiar to those who, like himself, attended theevening discussions. Having been duringthe whole of his exlife a great reader,and possessing a good library,andan ceptionallybrilliant memory, hehad a t his disposal aninexhaustible store of professional information, which he was always ready to impart to others ; and the uniform kindness and geniality which the younger members of the profession invariably received from him will make his name long remembered with gratitude and with pleasure...