Fletcher, Alexander, Dd
Fletcher, Alexander, D.D.
was born at the Bridge of Teith, Scotland, in 1787. He studied divinity in the University of Glasgow, and succeeded his father as minister of the secession church at the Bridge of Teith in 1807. In 1808 he came to London to supply the Presbyterian chapel in Miles's Lane, and his popularity soon became so great that a spacious building (Albion Chapel, Moorfields) was erected for him. Some indiscretion in a love affair caused him to be cut off from the Presbyterian Church, but did not injure his moral character. A great chapel in Finsbury Circus was built for him, where he preached for many years as an Independent, but both. he and his church were finally admitted into the Presbyterian body. The University of Glasgow made him D.D. During thirty years of service he was one of the most popular dissenting ministers of London, especially for his Sunday- school addresses and sermons. He published a number of works, chiefly for children and youth, among them, Scripture Sacred History (16mo):- Scripture Natural History (16tno):-The Christian Conqueror (12mo):- Guide to Family Devotions (4to):-Sermons for Children (3 vols. 18mo):- Warning to Evil Speakers (12mo):-Sabbath Remembrancer (12mo):Sabbath-school Preacher (12mo). It is computed that 70,000 copies of his Guide to Family Devotions were sold before his death. He died at his residence in Clapton, Sept. 30, 1860.-The Christian World, Oct. 5, 1860.