Memorial to Alexander Francis Kirkpatrick in Ely Cathedral
Memorial to Alexander Francis Kirkpatrick in Ely Cathedral

Alexander Francis Kirkpatrick (25 June 1849 – 22 January 1940) was Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge University (1882–1903) and the third Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge (1898–1907).

Life

Kirkpatrick was born at Lewes, East Sussex, only son (with three daughters) of Rev. Francis Kirkpatrick, and was educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1][2]

He also served as Canon of Ely (1882–1903), Dean of Ely[3] (1906 -1936), Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Winchester (1895–1903) and General Editor for Old Testament and Apocrypha of the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (1892–1929),[4] to which he contributed the commentaries on 1 and 2 Samuel and the Psalms.[5] In his introduction to the book of Psalms, he observed that "they repeat the whispers of the Spirit of God, they reflect the very light of the Eternal Wisdom".[6]

In 1884, Kirkpatrick married Julia Mary (1858-1943), daughter of Rev. J. Pemberton Bartlett, rector of Exbury, Hampshire.[7] They had five sons and a daughter.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Kirkpatrick, Alexander Francis (KRKK867AF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 15th edition, ed. H. Pirie-Gordon, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1937, p. 2615
  3. ^ Cambridgeshire History On The Net
  4. ^ Richard Zuelch: Reiterations: Meditations Old and New on Christianity
  5. ^ Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges: List of Volumes, Authors, and Dates, accessed 5 August 2017
  6. ^ Kirkpatrick, A. F. (1906), The Book of Psalms, in the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges series, accessed 27 September 2018
  7. ^ Haileybury Register, 1862-1891, second edition, ed. L. S. Milford, Stephen Austin & Sons, 1891, p. 19
  8. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 15th edition, ed. H. Pirie-Gordon, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1937, p. 2615
Church of England titles Preceded byCharles Stubbs Dean of Ely 1906–1936 Succeeded byLionel Blackburne Academic offices Preceded byThomas Jarrett Regius Professor of Hebrew, Cambridge University 1882–1903 Succeeded byR. H. Kennett Preceded byJohn Selwyn Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge 1898–1907 Succeeded byRichard Appleton Preceded byArthur James Mason Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity 1903–1907 Succeeded byWilliam Inge