A Memoir of Rev. Henry Martyn, B.D. Late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Chaplain to the Honorable East India Company

By: Sargent, John

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No publisher date (ink date dated 1839). Quarter-inch by half-inch chip to spine head. Ink and pencil notes on front and rear endpapers. 444 pp. Henry Martyn (18 February 1781 – 16 October 1812) was an Anglican priest and missionary to the peoples of India and Persia. Born in Truro, Cornwall, he was educated at Truro Grammar School and St John's College, Cambridge.[1] A chance encounter with Charles Simeon led him to become a missionary. He was ordained a priest in the Church of England and became a chaplain for the British East India Company. Martyn arrived in India in April 1806, where he preached and occupied himself in the study of linguistics. He translated the whole of the New Testament into Urdu, Persian and Judaeo-Persic. He also translated the Psalms into Persian and the Book of Common Prayer into Urdu. From India, he set out for Bushire, Shiraz, Isfahan, and Tabriz. Martyn was seized with fever, and, though the plague was raging at Tokat, he was forced to stop there, unable to continue. On 16 October 1812 he died. He was remembered for his courage, selflessness and his religious devotion. In parts of the Anglican Communion he is celebrated with a Lesser Festival on 19 October.

Title: A Memoir of Rev. Henry Martyn, B.D. Late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Chaplain to the Honorable East India Company

Author: Sargent, John

Categories: Religious, British, Christian,

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1839

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

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Keywords: BIOGRAPHY MEMOIR REVEREND HENRY MARTYN RELIGION RELIGIOUS CHRISTIAN CHRISTIANITY,