Steere, Edward, Lld
Steere, Edward, LL.D.
an English missionary prelate, was born in London in 1828. He graduated from the university of that city in 1847; was curate of Kingskerswell, Devonshire, from 1856 to 1858; next of Skegness, Lincolnshire; chaplain to bishop Tozer, in Central Africa, from 1862 to 1868; resigned his rectorship at Little Stepping, Lincolnshire, in 1872; was consecrated bishop of Central Africa at Westminster Abbey in 1874, and died at Zanzibar, August 28, 1883. Besides being lawyer, preacher, and metaphysician, he was printer, master carpenter, and physician. He was the author of A Sketch of Persecutions under the Roman Emperors, and prepared an edition of Bishop Butler's Works, A History of the Bible and Prayer-book and hymns and stories in the Shambella and Swabili languages.