Gurney, Samuel

Gurney, Samuel a distinguished member of the Society of Friends, and brother of Joseph John Gurney, was born at Eastham Hall, near Norwich, England, October 18, 1786. His education closed when he was fourteen years of age, and he was apprenticed to a London banker and tea-merchant. He eventually became a partner in one of the most celebrated business firms of Lombard Street. Early in his active life he was associated with other distinguished philanthropists in efforts to improve the condition of English missions He was also the warm friend of the Bible Society and of the republic of Liberia. He was one of a deputation, representing four thousand merchants and tradesmen of London, sent to France, in 1853, in the interes of peace.. He died in Paris, June 5, 1856. See Memorials of Samuel Gurney, by Mrs. Thomas Geldart (Philadelphia, 1859). (J.C.S.)

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