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ROBERTS , ROBERT HENRY ( 1838 - 1900 ), Baptist minister and principal of Regent's Park College, London ;

b. at Carmarthen , 1838 , son of John Nathan Roberts , ironmonger of that town and deacon at Tabernacle Baptist church . He was a student at the Presbyterian College , Carmarthen , 1852-7 , and thereafter at the Baptist College , Bristol , until 1859 , when he graduated B.A. (London) . He held the pastorates of Bootle , 1861-9 , and Cornwall Road , Notting Hill , London , 1869-91 , and was principal and theological tutor at Regent's Park College from 1891 till his retirement in 1896 . He d. at Folkestone , 16 April 1900 . He was elected president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1892 . He published (1) Prayer and Contemporary Criticism, Five Sermons , 1873 , which he dedicated to the members of Cornwall Road church ; (2) The Witness of the Bible … , 1892 — his presidential address to the Baptist Union ; and (3) The Spiritual Mind , 1902 , edited by his son, Rev. J. E. Roberts , Manchester .

Sources:

  • NLW MS 10329;
  • E. Pan Jones , Oriel Coleg Caerfyrddin , 1909 , 77;
  • Baptist Handbook , 1901 (photograph);
  • The Baptist Magazine , 1809–1904 , 1891 , 1 (photograph), 1900 , 249;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present , 1908 ;
  • British Museum. Catalogue of Printed Books , 1882 .

Author:

Benjamin George Owens, M.A., Aberystwyth



His brother, FREDERICK ROBERTS (d. 28 July 1918 ), was professor of medicine in University College , London , and author of a medical textbook which went into ten editions. The University of Wales conferred an honorary D.Sc. degree upon him in 1910 . ( Who was Who .)

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959