Lonsdale Ragg

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Lonsdale Ragg, DD (born Wellington, Shropshire, 23 October 1866; died, Bath 31 July 1945) was an Anglican priest[1] author.[2]

Ragg was educated at Adams' Grammar School, Christ Church, Oxford[3] and Ripon College Cuddesdon; Cuddesdon Theological College; and ordained in 1889.[4]

After a curacy at All Saints', Oxford he was a tutor at Christ Church then vice-principal of Cuddesdon He was warden of Bishop's Hostel, Lincoln and vice-chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral from 1899 to 1903. After this he was at various times Chaplain in Bologna, Venice, Valescure, Bordighera, Cannes and Rome. He became Archdeacon of Gibraltar and held the post until his death.[5]


  1. ^ "The Living Church", Volume 111 p11; New York, Morehouse Gorham, 1945 and
  2. ^ Amongst others he wrote "Dante and his Italy", 1907; "Things seen in venice", 1913; "The Second Book of Samuel", 1919; "Commentary on St Luke", 1922; "Dante, Apostle of Freedom", 1922; "Some of My Tree Friends", 1931; "Trees I Have Met", 1933; "Tree Lore in the Bible", 1935; "The Lyrical Woodlands", 1945> British Library web site accessed 14:06 GMT Friday 27 July 2017
  3. ^ "Alumni Oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886; their parentage, birthplace and year of birth, with a record of their degrees. Being the matriculation register of the University" Foster,J (Ed) Vol IV p1171Oxford, Parker & Co,1888
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929–30 Oxford, OUP, 1929
  5. ^ Obituary. The Times (London, England), Friday, 3 August 1945; pg. 7; Issue 50211

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