Born: March 4, 1836, Westerfield (near Ipswich), England.
Died: January 4, 1919, Hastings, Sussex, England.
[Matilda Betham Edwards (1836-1919)]
Daughter of Edward Edwards, and cousin of Egyptologist Amelia B. Edwards, Matilda was educated in Ipswich and Peckham, and traveled extensively, especially in Germany and France. Her works include:
The White House by the Sea, 1857
Dr. Jacob, 1864
Lord of the Harvest, 1899
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This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou.
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