Tait, Archibald Campbell, Dd, Lld
Tait, Archibald Campbell, D.D., LL.D.
an English prelate, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, December 22, 1811. He graduated from the Edinburgh High School, Edinburgh Academy, Glasgow University, and Oxford University, from the last with the highest honors. He became a public examiner of the university, and in 1842 head master at Rugby, where he remained eight years. He was appointed dean of Carlisle in 1850, where he instituted an extra. pulpit service, and gave much time to visiting and instructing the poor. In 1856 he became bishop of London, and successfully originated a scheme for adding to the Church accommodation in the metropolis, by raising in ten years a fund of five million dollars. He was translated to the archiepiscopal see of Canterbury in December 1868. He presided over the Pan-Anglican Synod in Lambeth in 1867, the Church Congress in Croydon in 1877, and the Congress of Anglican Bishops in Lambeth in 1878. He died in London, December 3, 1882. Archbishop Tait was a churchman of conservative spirit. He wrote, Dangers and Safeguards of Modern Theology: — The Word of God the Ground of Faith: — Charge to the Clergy; Some Thoughts on the Duties of the Church of England: — Letters on Education and Kindred Topics, in Sceth and British reviews. (W.P.S.)