Manning, Samuel, Lld
Manning, Samuel, LL.D.
an English Baptist minister, was born at Leicester, November 26, 1821. He was educated at Bristol College, and spent a few terms of study in the Glasgow University. In 1846 he accepted the pastorate of the Church at Sheppard's Barton, Frome, where he remained fifteen years. His labors were eminently successful, and his influence was widely felt. He contributed to the Eclectic Review, the Christian Spectator, and other periodicals; and in 1857 took the entire editorial management of the Baptist Magazine. In 1861 he became book editor of the Religious Tract Society, an office which he was in a high degree qualified to adorn. His talents for the next fifteen years were devoted to the elevation of literature to the Christian standard. In 1876 he became secretary of the same society, and remained an efficient officer until the close of his life, Sept. 13,1881. Among his publications are several illustrated volumes, viz.: Italian Pictures: — Swiss Pictures: — Spanish Pictures: — American Pictures: — Those Holy Fields: — and The Land of the Pharaohs. See (Lond.) Baptist Hand-book, 1882, page 307.