Just noticed pages 170 and 171 are missing from this scan sadly.
A friend has pointed out to me that Henry Pickering who edited Chief Men also wrote a foreword to Alexander Marshall's biography in which he drew attention to the initials shared by several respected authors : Andrew Miller, Andrew Murray, Albert Midlane but he added Alexander Marshall 'whose initials are perhaps the best known of the four, on account of his long years of labour in many lands and the millions of times the initials were used in books, tracts, and magazines in many languages.' I'm therefore inclined to adopt Marty's suggestion.
Another friend has suggested that C.E.F. are the initials of Charles Edward Faithfull (1848-1924) an Open Brethren missionary in Spain and France. It's the most plausible suggestion to date, for C E F.... Timothy Stunt
Marty, do you not think they are the same people and CBA have just got the name wrong?
One of Figgis' sons, Robert, was in some way related (by marriage) to Luke Howard; see http://www.wargravehistory.org.uk/howard/ch1.htm#i1206
The Irish connection would explain how he knew Ryan.
From the grave picture, I believe it is in the same area as JG Bellett and other brethren are buried.
Also does anyone know what the differences between the 1st and 2nd editions of this were? I think a handful were added and subtracted? I don't have the first edition.
If anyone has a copy of the first edition, and could scan these 4 entries, that would be much appreciated.
Tom! I'm sending you by e-mail the four pieces from the 1st ed of Chief Men which (for one reason or another!) were omitted by HyP in his second edition. I fear that I am not a dab hand at scanning, but I'm sure you can tidy them up... Timothy