Stanley, Edward, Dd

Stanley, Edward, D.D.

an English prelate, was born in London, Jan. 1, 1779. He was sent to St. John's College, Cambridge; in 1798, where he graduated in 1802, and was sixteenth wrangler of his year. He took the degree of A.M. in 1805. In that year — having meanwhile traveled on the Continent, and having had for some time the curacy of Wendlesham, in Surrey — he was presented by his father to the family living of Alderley, of which he continued rector for thirty-two years. He turned his attention during this period to the study of natural history, especially ornithology, and in 1836 was vice-president of the British Association. He was also a fellow of the Royal Society, and president of the Linnaean Society. In 1837 he accepted the bishopric of Norwich, to which was conjoined the appointment of clerk of the closet of the Chapel Royal. He died at Brahan Castle, in Ross-shire, Scotland, Sept. 6, 1849. He wrote, A Series of Questions on the Bible (Lond. 1815, 12mo): — A Few Words in Favor of our Roman Catholic Brethren (1829, 8vo): — A Familiar History of Birds; their Nature, Habits, and Instincts (1835, 2 vols. 18mo; 8th ed. 1865, fcp. 8vo): — A Few Notes on Religion and Education in Ireland (1835, 8vo): — Charge to the Clergy (1845, 8vo; 1858, 8vo): — Sermons. After his death appeared, Addresses and Charges, with a Memoir by his son, Arthur Penryhn Stanley, A.M. (1851, 8vo; 2d ed. 1852). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; English Cyclop. s.v.

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