CUNNINGHAM, PETER (1816-1869), topographical and antiquarian littdrateur, was born in London, April 7, published work was The Life of Drummond of Thawthornden, with large selections from his poetical works. This volume appeared in 1833. His most important topographical work is the Handbook of London, the first edition of which was published in 2 vols. in 1849, and the second in 1 vol. in 1850. It bears a high character for fulness and accuracy of information, and is made particularly attractive by the intermingling of authentic anecdote and incident with the necessary details of names and dates. Among Cunningham's other publications are, - Songs of England and Scotland (1835), handbook of Westminster Abbey (1842), a Life of Inigo Jones for the old Shakespeare Society (1848), Modern London (1851), The Story of Nell Gwynn (1852), and a "Memoir of J. M. W. Turner," prefixed to Burnett's Turner and leis Works (1852). In 1854 he edited, for Mr Murray's "Library of British Classics," the works of Oliver Goldsmith and Johnson's Lives of the Poets, with additional lives. He was a contributor to the Athenceum, The Illustrated London News, Eraser's Magazine, and other periodicals. He was also engaged as cullaborateur with Croker on a new edition of Pope's works. He died at St Alban's, May 18,1869.