Stewart, David Dale. Memoir of The Life of the Rev. James Haldane Stewart, M.A., Late Rector of Limpsfield, Surrey. London: Thomas Hatchard, 1856. First Edition.
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Several of the works of James Haldane Stewart are featured in Roberts, yet this biography by his son is neglected. The many letters written by the senior Stewart contained herein add to the value of this book.
James Haldane Stewart, M.A. (1776-1854), b. Boston, Massachusetts; d. Surrey, England. Stewart was educated in England, graduated at Eton College, and studied law at Lincoln's Inn. He was converted in 1802 through the agencies of the Anglican clergymen William Marsh and Thomas Tydlae, afterwards matricultaing at Exeter College, Oxford, and graduating B.A. (1806) and M.A. (1810). He was ordained priest in 1807 and had two long pastorates, at Percy Chapel (1812-1828) and at St. Bride's Church, Liverpool, 1830-1846. He was an active supporter of the London Society for Promotion of Christianity amongst the Jews; the Church Missionary Society; and the Protestant Reformation Society.
Stewart was the author of the influential revival treatise, Thoughts on the Importance of Special Prayer for the general Outpouring of the Holy Spirit.