Heber, Reginald, 1783-1826

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Birth 1783-04-21
Death 1826-04-03

Biographical notes:

Epithet: of Holling Hall

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000390.0x0000d1

British clergyman and hymn writer.

From the description of Twas where the seas were roaring : hymn, 1819. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450617

Bishop of Calcutta.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hodnet, to "My dear Lord", ca. 1811-15? Oct. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270468533

Reginald Heber, British clergyman. He served as Bishop of Calcutta from 1823 to 1826. He was the half-brother of Richard Heber, the book collector.

From the description of Reginald Heber manuscript material : 1 item, 1818 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 302118168

Anglican missionary, bishop of Anglican Church in India, hymnwriter; born in England, 1783; ordained, 1807; appointed missionary Bishop of Calcutta, 1823; wrote 57 hymns; died 1826.

From the description of Sermon manuscript of Reginald Heber, 1826. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 31743361

English bishop of Calcutta.

From the description of Palestine : autograph poem, [ca. 1803?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 703601045

Epithet: son of John Heber of Holling Hall

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000390.0x0000d2

English prelate and poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hodnet, to J. Murray, 1822 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270468580

From the description of Brightest and best of the sons of the morning etc. (Christmas Day) : autograph manuscript signed R.H., of hymn, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270482037

Epithet: Bishop of Calcutta

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x0002cc

Reginald Heber was an English author and clergyman. He wrote numerous hymns, published a volume of poetry, and worked on a Dictionary of the Bible. After years as Rector of Hrodnet, he reluctantly agreed to become Bishop of Calcutta, and remained in the East until his untimely death a few years later.

From the description of Reginald Heber letter to R. Hay, 1807. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53865845

Anglican Bishop, poet, and hymn writer Reginald Heber was born at Malpas, Cheshire, England, on April 21, 1783. He was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford and All Souls College, Oxford. In 1803, his best known poem, "Palestine," won the Oxford prize for best English verse. He was ordained as an Anglican clergyman in 1807, and married Amelia Shipley in 1809. In 1815, Heber was appointed Brampton lecturer at Oxford. In 1823, he was appointed Bishop of Calcutta. Prior to his departure for India, Heber was awarded the D.D. from Oxford. Bishop Reginald Heber died while visiting Trichinopoly, India, on April 26, 1826. Among his best known hymns are: "From Greenlands Icy Mountains," "Holy, Holy, Holy," "Lord of Mercy and of Might," and "The Son of God Goes Forth to War."

From the description of Reginald Heber letter, 1821. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122654227


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