Walter Chalmers Smith
He was born in Aberdeen and attended Marischal College at the University of Aberdeen and New College, Edinburgh. He received the degrees of D.D. and LL.D. He was mentioned in Lord Adam Gifford's will.
- Roxburgh Free Church, Edinburgh
- Orwell Free Church, Milnathort, Kinrossshire(1853–1858)
- Free Tron Church, Glasgow
- Reid Memorial Church, Edinburgh
- Free High Church, Edinburgh (1874–1884)
The Free Church of Scotland elected him its moderator during its Jubilee year in 1893. He was a distinguished preacher and a man of catholic sympathies.
He attained considerable reputation as a poet. Among his works are The Bishop's Walk (1861), Olrig Grange (1872), Hilda among the Broken Gods (1878), Raban (1880), Kildrostan (1884), and A Heretic (1890). Some of these were written under the names of "Orwell" and Hermann Kunst.
Bailey, Albert Edward (1950). The Gospel in Hymns. New York: Charles Scribner's sons. pp. 455–456.
Julian, John (June 1907). A Dictionary of Hymnology. London: John Murray. p. 1064.
"Gifford Lecture Series". Retrieved 2007-01-30.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Cousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons. Wikisource
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