Frederic Mayer Bird

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Frederic Mayer Bird (1838–1908) was an American clergyman,[1] educator, and hymnologist born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1857 and the Union Theological Seminary in 1860, and from 1860 to 1867 was a Lutheran minister. In 1868 he took orders in the Episcopal Church.

He edited some religious publications, and published The story of our Christianity (1893).

He also wrote A Pessimist; in Theory and Practice (1888) under the pen-name "Robert Timsol".[1][2]

He also wrote and edited "Heroes and Martyrs of Christianity," published in 1897.


  1. ^ a b Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 160. 
  2. ^ "Answers by the Editor". New York Times Book Review and Magazine (The Times): 71. 1969. 

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