ALEXANDER, William Lindsay. 12408



Autograph Letter Signed, to Miss Hilditch, discussing passages from Scripture and giving spiritual advice. 4 pp. 4½ x 3½ inches, in good condition. Pinkie Burn, 11 October 1854. William Lindsay Alexander (1808 – 1884), Scottish church leader. In 1836 he became one of the editors of the Congregational Magazine, to which he contributed articles on biblical literature and theology and on the “voluntary” controversy. In 1845 he visited Switzerland with the special object of inquiring into the religious life of the churches there. He published an account of his journey in a book, Switzerland and the Swiss Churches, which led to an interchange of correspondence between the Swiss and Scottish churches. In 1861 he undertook the editorship of the third edition of John Kitto’s Biblical Encyclopaedia, with the understanding that the whole work should be thoroughly revised and brought up to date. In January 1870 he became one of the committee of Old Testament revisers.