Henry Whitehead (bishop)
The Rt Rev Henry Whitehead, DD was an eminent Anglican clergyman in the last decade of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th.
He was born on 19 December 1863 and educated at Sherborne and Trinity College, Oxford. Ordained in 1879 his first post was as a preacher at St Nicholas, Abingdon. He then emigrated to India where he was Principal of Bishop’s College, Calcutta from 1883 to 1899; and then the 5th Bishop of Madras, an office he held for 23 years. A noted author on his adopted country, he died on 14 April 1947.
- ”The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
- “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
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- Anglican History
- The Times, Monday, Feb 13, 1899; pg. 12; Issue 35751; col A Ecclesiastical Intelligence New Bishop of Calcutta
- Amongst others he wrote “The Village Gods of South India” (1916); “Indian Problems in Religion, Education, Politics” (1924); Christ in the Indian Villages (1930); and “Christian Education in India” (1932) > British Library web-site accessed 15:28 GMT
- Obituary Bishop Whitehead Forty Years In India The Times Thursday, Apr 17, 1947; pg. 7; Issue 50737; col E
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|Bishop of Madras
1899 – 1922
Edward Harry Mansfield Waller