Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon an eminent English Baptist minister, was born at Kelvedon, Essex, June 19, 1834. He began preaching at the age of seventeen at Waterbeach, near Cambridge, where he remained for two years, thence going to New-Park- Street Chapel, London. In 1856 and the three years following services were held in the Surrey Gardens Music Hall. In 1859 the Metropolitan Tabernacle, costing nearly £32,000, was opened. During Mr. Spurgeon's pastorate 14,691 members were added to the church. There he acquired his world-wide reputation as a preacher. His Pastors' College was first planned in 1854. As the head of the Stockwell Orphanage his work was very severe. As an author his work was voluminous and variform. His greatest work, The Treasury of David, 7 volumes, reached a large sale on both sides of the Atlantic. He was also author of Commenting and Commentaries: — John Ploughman's Talk: — The Clue of the Maze: — My Sermon Notes: — and others. His works, including all but The Treasury of David, have been published in twenty volumes. He died at Mentone, France, January 31, 1892. See Shindler, From the Usher's Desk to the Tabernacle Pulpit. Several other lives have also appeared.