Memoirs of the Life and Philanthropic Labours of Andrew Reed, D.D.

Memoirs of the Life and Philanthropic Labours of Andrew Reed, D.D. : With Selections from his Journals

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Andrew Reed (1787-1862) was a Congregational minister, an energetic philanthropist and a highly successful fundraiser. He began to study theology at Hackney Academy in 1807 and was ordained minister in 1811, serving in this role until 1861. He helped to found numerous charitable institutions, most notably the London Orphan Asylum, the Asylum for Fatherless Children, the Asylum for Idiots, the Infant Orphan Asylum, and the Hospital for Incurables. In addition to his charitable work, he found time to write. He compiled a hymn book, and published sermons, devotional books and an account of his visit to America in 1834, when he received a Doctorate of Divinity from Yale. This biography of Reed, compiled by two of his sons, was first published in 1863. It describes his many achievements, using selections from Reed's own journals, and includes a list of his more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 b/w illus.
  • 1139094130
  • 9781139094139

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Early life; 2. College life and ordination; 3. Early ministry; 4. Early literature; 5. The London Orphan Asylum; 6. The Infant Orphan Asylum; 7. Wycliffe Chapel Pastorate; 8. Visit to America; 9. Christian patriotism; 10. The Asylum for Fatherless Children; 11. Missionary spirit and labours; 12. Deeper tone of the ministry; 13. Evangelistic labours; 14. Public works; 15. Ministerial constancy; 16. The Asylum for Idiots; 17. The Royal Hospital for Incurables; 18. Close of the ministry; 19. Last days; more