Words of Comfort for Parents Bereaved of little Children. Edited by William Logan ; Introduction by John Ker, Glasgow. LONDON : 1877.

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Hardcover. Condition: Very Good Plus. Engraved Title-page (illustrator). Reprint. LONDON : 1877. [ First published in 1869.]. Hardback. Engraved title-page; added ornamental title-page: 'Words of comfort for parents bereaved of little children' (with tissue-guard); plus the usual printed half-title and title-pages. Introduction by John Ker, Glasgow. Green decorated cloth; Gilt lettered and decorated spine & cover. Original black end-papers. 524 pages. 8pp adverts.

WILLIAM LOGAN. Born 1813, Damhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland Died 16 September 1879 (aged 66). On 5 November 1844 William Logan was one of the founders of the Scottish Temperance League, the first non-denominational total abstinence society in Scotland. William Logan was the son of Andrew, weaver, and Euphemia Logan of Damhead, near Hamilton, Lanarkshire. During his first stay in Rochdale from 1840-42 he appears to have met his future wife, Janet Lorimer (b 1826), who was residing at the time with the family of John Lorimer, her uncle. She was a daughter of the latter's brother, James Lorimer (b 1786), a farmer of Keir, Dumfries, Scotland. In 1850, William Logan married Janet Lorimer at Providence Chapel, Rochdale, and in 1851 was living at Manningham, near Bradford, Yorkshire, where a daughter, Sophie, was born on 12 June 1851. The family later moved to Glasgow, where they resided at 18 Abbotsford Place, and it was there, on 1 May 1856, that Sophie died at the age of four years and 10 months after suffering for several weeks from a gastric illness. Sophie's death led William Logan to write Brief Notice of a Short Life as a preface to Words of Comfort for Parents Bereaved of Little Children, a widely circulated collection of essays edited by Logan. A second child, a son, also William Logan, was born in Glasgow about 1855, and by 1871 he was a student of arts at the age of 16. 


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