Christian Remembrancer

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The Christian Remembrancer was a high-church periodical which ran from 1819 to 1868. Joshua Watson and Henry Handley Norris, the owners of the British Critic, encouraged Frederick Iremonger to start the Christian Remembrancer as a monthly publication in 1819.[1] Renn Dickson Hampden was briefly editor, 1825-6. In 1841 Francis Garden (1810–84) and William Scott (1813–72) became co-editors. In 1844 the magazine was relaunched as a quarterly, with James Mozley briefly succeeding Garden and acting as an editor until 1855.[2]

Contributors to the Christian Remembrancer included John Armstrong, Richard William Church, Charles John Ellicott (1819–1905), Robert Wilson Evans (1789–1866), Philip Freeman (1818–75), Arthur West Haddan (1816–73), Walter Farquhar Hook, Anne Mozley, John Mason Neale, John Oxlee (1779–1854), Mark Pattison, Baden Powell, James Seaton Reid (1798–1851), George Williams and Samuel Wix.


  1. ^ Peter B. Nockles, ‘Watson, Joshua (1771–1855)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, September 2004; online edn, May 2007, accessed 10 September 2007
  2. ^ Garden's ODNB entry suggests Garden served as editor continuously from 1841 until 1868; however, that for Scott claims that "for most of its existence (it ceased publication in 1868) Scott was sole editor." G. Le G. Norgate, ‘Scott, William (1813–1872)’, rev. N. W. James, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 10 September 2007

Further reading[edit]

  • Jordan, Ellen, Hugh Craig & Alexis Antonia, 'The Brontë Sisters and the Christian Remembrancer : A Pilot Study in the Use of the "Burrows Method" to Identify the Authorship of Unsigned Articles in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press', Victorian Periodicals Review 39: 1, Spring 2006, pp. 21–45