WE have to announce the death of a well known and much respected functionary of one of the medical corporations—Mr. Edmund Belfour, who for upwards of half a century filled the important post of Secretary to the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He died on Monday last, at his residence in Lincoln's inn Fields, in the 76th year of his age, of asthma, with senile exhaustion and decay. The deceased was highly esteemed, both by the Council of his College and by the numerous members of the profession with whom he had come into contact in the course of his long official career. So highly was he esteemed by the Council, that he was presented by them with the following testimonial, engraved on a massive silver salver: "Presented by the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, with other plate to the value of two hundred guineas, to Edmund Belfour, Esq., in acknowledgment of his zeal, fidelity, and honourable conduct, and of the invaluable services he has rendered the College, in all its departments, during the fifty years of his tenure of the office of Secretary. (Signed) JOHN FLINT SOUTH, President. November 9, 1860." The deceased has left a widow and two daughters; one of whom is married to Captain E. Ward Fox, of Haddon House, Bakewell, Derbyshire. The remains of Mr. Belfour will be interred this morning (Saturday), in the family vault in Hackney Church.

British Medical Journal, Feb 4, 1865; pg. 122