Interspersed with some of his writings in the form of poems, letters, and journal entries, this biographical work details the life of former dean of Canterbury, Henry Alford. His widow, Fanny, edited her husband’s absorbing life story.
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- Includes poems, letters, and journal entries by Henry Alford
- Contains a biographical work detailing the life of Alford
- Edited by Alford’s widow, Fanny Alford
- Title: Life Journals and Letters of Henry Alford
- Author: Henry Alford
- Editor: Fanny Alford
- Publisher: London
- Publication Date: 1874
- Pages: 539
About Henry Alford
Henry Alford (1810–1871), a member of the Anglican Church, was an English theologian, textual critic, poet, writer, and hymnodist. Alford studied at Cambridge and became a Hulsean Lecturer there, after which he moved to London where he pastored a large church and became the dean of Canterbury. Other famous literary works of his include the lyrics to the hymn Come Ye Thankful People Come and The Greek Testament by Henry Alford.