West, Robert Athow
West, Robert Athow an American writer, was born at Thetford, England, in 1809. He immigrated to the United States in 1843; was the official reporter of the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1844, and published the debates; was editor of the Columbia Magazine (N. Y.) from 1846 to 1849; coeditor of the N. Y. Commercial Advertiser in 1845, and editor-in-chief in 1850. He was the author of, Sketches of Wesleyan Preachers (N.Y. 1848). — A Father's Letter to his Daughter (1865). He was also one of the compilers of the Hymn-book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and contributed to its pages, besides writing poetry and prose for periodicals.