Alford, Henry, Dean of Canterbury (M)

b. 10 October 1810. d. 12 January 1871. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, hymn writer, and Biblical scholar. Born in London. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Ordained as a priest in 1834. Married Frances (Fanny) Oke Alford (his cousin) on 10 March 1835. Dean of Canterbury (1857-1871). Editor of *Dearden’s Magazine* and *Contemporary Review*. Contributor to *Contemporary Review*, *Good Words*, and *Sunday Magazine*. Author of several volumes of poetry including *Poems and Poetical Fragments* (1831) and *The Abbot of Muchelnaye* (1841). Close friends with Alfred Tennyson. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 8
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Life’s Question 1861-12 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14268
Life’s Answer 1863-02 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14037
Be Just and Fear Not 1863-04 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14043
Evening Hexameters 1863-06 Good Words Poet 1583
Filiolæ Dulcissimæ 1863-06 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 13906
The Land’s End 1863-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 13911
Hymns 1867-02-01 Good Words Poet 1857
Together 1884-09-20 All the Year Round Poet 4666