Memoir of the Rev. Henry Martyn, B.D

Late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Chaplain to the Honourable East India Company

by John Sargent;


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Memoir of the Rev. Henry Martyn, B.D

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Henry Martyn (1781-1812) was born in Cornwall and educated at Cambridge. After hearing about the success of William Carey's mission at Serampore, he abandoned his intended career as a barrister to become a missionary, and joined the East India Company as a chaplain. During six years spent mostly in India he produced Hindi, Urdu and Persian translations of the New Testament. He is best remembered for these and other scripture translations which remained popular in India until the end of the nineteenth century. This memoir draws on Martyn's personal letters and diary. It was first published in London in 1816, soon after Martyn's untimely death in Persia, and appeared in a second edition (reissued here) in 1819. Part 1 covers his early life, Part 2 begins with his arrival in India and describes his missionary work, and Part 3 recounts Martyn's exhausting journey to Persia and his death.

Memoir of the Rev. Henry Martyn, B.D by John Sargent was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in August 2010. The ISBN for Memoir of the Rev. Henry Martyn, B.D is 9780511706950.

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Page last updated 2nd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (August 2010)
ISBN9780511706950
ISBN-100511706952
Product Code4491939
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