VICAR OF TIDESWELL
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING
Chapter I. Hereford and Oxford
Chapter II. Early Days in the Ministry
Chapter III. Normanton and Nottingham
Chapter IV. The Call to Africa
Chapter V. The Bishop at Work
Chapter VI. Morocco and the Islands
Chapter VII. Intervals at Home
Chapter VIII. The Last Tour
Chapter IX. Illness and Death
Chapter X. The Englishman Abroad
Chapter XI. Some Memories of the Bishop
JOHN WALMSLEY was present, near the end of his life, at a family party, at which the conversation turned upon collecting stamps, butterflies, and so forth. He looked at a little girl, and asked her, "What do you think a bishop collects?" The child replied at once, "Friends."
This book is written for his friends. It is just a simple attempt to preserve--through some of his letters and through the testimony of those who knew him well--the picture of a man who was very greatly beloved at every stage in his life.
My own share hi the work has been a very small one: only to arrange and bind together the material which has been so readily put into my hands by a number of my cousin's friends. I am much indebted to them all, and not least to W. H. Banks, Esq., of Hergest Croft, Kington, for the likeness which forms the frontispiece.
EDGAR G. WALMSLEY.
TIDESWELL VICARAGE, BUXTON.
June 21st, 1923.