A SON of the Rev. Joseph Patrick, Free Church minister of the parish of Ochiltree in Ayrshire, Mr. Joseph Patrick was born in his father's manse there in 1856. He received his schooling at Ayr Academy, and graduated M.A. at Edinburgh University in 1877. He also studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Leipzig, and upon settling down to his professional career passed the examination of Chartered Accountants. For more than twenty years he has been a partner of the firm of McFarlane, Hutton & Patrick, C.A., of which he is now the senior. In connection with his profession he is a member of the Examining Board of the Scottish Chartered Accountants, and is joint-author of the History of Accountants and Accounting. He is also a Director of the Glasgow Ayrshire Society, of which he was President in 1903. He was Chairman of Glasgow Conservative Club in 1905, and is on the Commission of the Peace for Renfrewshire. Mr. Patrick is unmarried. His elder brother is Mr. David Patrick, LL.D., editor of Chambers's "Encyclopaedia," and other works.

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