Mathew James Higgins

Higgins, Mathew James, better known as "Jacob Omnium," was an Irishman, born about 1810. He was educated at Eton and Oxford, and served for some time in the army. "He was for upwards of twenty years a constant contributor to the Times, and is the author of innumerable articles chiefly bearing on colonial, military, educational, and social reforms, in the Quarterly and Edinburgh Reviews, the Cornhill Magazine, and other leading periodicals." In 1863 Mr. Higgins joined the staff of the Pall Mall Gazette. He died 14th August 1868.


241. Men of the Time. London, 1856-'75.