Woodward, George Ratcliffe, 1848-1934

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George Ratcliffe Woodward, a Church of England clergyman and hymn writer, was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire in 1848. He attended Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and later served at a variety of churches, including St. Barnabas in Pimlico, Little Walsingham in Norfolk, and St. Augustine's in Highgate. He translated hymns, stories, and poems from mainly Greek and Latin, and composed his own musical arrangements, hymns, and carols. He was a founding member of the Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society and published a number of books of carols and hymns, including the Cowley Carol Book. He married Alice Dorothy Lee Warner in 1889, who died shortly after in 1893. Woodward died in March 1934 in Highgate, and was buried with his wife.

From the description of Papers, 1917-1934. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 436089050

Epithet: Mayor of Kidderminster

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George Ratcliffe Woodward, a Church of England clergyman and hymn writer, was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire in 1848. He attended school in Elstree, Hertfordshire and later received a scholarship to attend Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Woodward served at a variety of churches, including St. Barnabas in Pimlico, Little Walsingham in Norfolk, and St. Augustine's in Highgate.

Woodward translated hymns, stories, and poems from mainly Greek and Latin, and composed his own musical arrangements, hymns, and carols. He was a founding member of the Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society and published a number of books of carols and hymns, including the Cowley Carol Book.

He married Alice Dorothy Lee Warner in 1889, who died shortly after in 1893. Woodward died in March 1934 in Highgate, and was buried with his wife.

From the guide to the George Ratcliffe Woodward Papers, ca. 1917-1934, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library)

Role Title Holding Repository
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Epigrams, Greek
Hymns
Hymns
Literature, Ancient
Ancientliterature
Occupation
Activity

Person

Birth 1848-12-27

Death 1934-03-08

Britons

English

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