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Josiah Conder
Birth: Sep. 17, 1789
Death: Dec. 28, 1855

Author, Hymnist, Bookseller. His grandfather, Dr. John Condor, was a noted Dissenter clergyman, and his father, Thomas, was also a strong Nonconformist. At age five, due to a bad smallpox vaccination, he lost his right eye. However, he learnt French, Latin and At fifteen he entered into his father's bookstore as an assistant. By the age of twenty, he published his first volume called "The Associate Minstrels". He edited the newspapers The Eclectic Republic and The Patriot, and wrote books on a wide variety of secular and religious subjects. He edited thirty volumes of "The Modern Traveler" but he never left his homeland. He was active in seeking to repeal British anti-Jewish laws. A member of the Congregationalist denomination, his Congregational Hymn-Book sold 90,000 copies in its first seven years. His other works include "The Withered Oak" (1805), "The Reverie" (1811), "The Star in the East, with Other Poems Chiefly Religious and Domestic" (1824), "Sacred Poems, Domestic Poems, and Miscellaneous Poems" (1824), "The Choir and the Oratory" (1836). As a hymn writer Condor ranks with some of the best of the first half of the 19th century, and some of his hymns are sung today, including "Bread of Heaven". (bio by: julia&keld) 
 
Burial:
Abney Park Cemetery
Stoke Newington
London Borough of Hackney
Greater London, England
Plot: South Boundary Road A
 
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Record added: Aug 28, 2007
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