Well known hymn writer - born in Ireland, but seemed to live most her years in the Kingston Surrey area.
According to Ancestry, Elizabeth Mary Ceuta Thompson, a daughter of Captain T H Thompson - a friend of J N Darby's. a fellow hymn writer lived with Fanny Elwood for many years.
She was completely deaf for the greater part of her long life. She wrote No.'s 193 and 347 in the 1973 Hymn Book, and has five poems in G. H. Stuart Price's 'A Selection of Poems by Christian Authors'. (mybrethren)
Btw, the Ancestry user I got the above from mailintegritex, has done a number of interesting trees for Brethren figures. If anyone knows who this person is, or they ever read the website, it would be great to get your help! They may well be PBCC from the people they seem interested in.
Fanny Elwood's sister Mary married J.B. Stoney, so I'm going to add a family tree for that.
Interesting tidbit from EEC's Songs of Pilgrimage...: "Miss (Cenita) Thompson contributed poems to the periodical, "A Voice to the Faithful", and these, with others found after her departure, were published in 1909 as "Songs of Praise". She had long resided at Clapham with Miss E.J. Elwood, who herself has written poems, the title of her book being "Poems and Hymns"." Possibly could find FJE's poetry in its original publication in the Voice as well. I notice that the Australian National Library has a copy of her Poems and Hymns, published by Morrish. Perhaps one of our brethren does as well?
This is a good question Roger; I've picked up quite a few of these over the years, and seen others in Catalouges that I haven't been able to get.
Just looking through my collection, some I do have are;
I also have "Songs of Praise" somewhere, though can't locate it right now.
Worthy of inclusion on Tom's list would be Hannah K Burlingham's Wayside Songs: Poems and Hymns, edited by T. Willey and published by Morrish (2nd ed. 1901) Timothy
Yes I didn't include that as we have a scan already; https://www.brethrenarchive.org/hymnology/personal-collections-of-hymns-poems/wayside-songs/
Another bigger one of interest I have is, "Hymns of Faith, Hope and Love, Collected by Katherine M. Hammond" James Carter, 1903.
Roger, there is a "PERSONAL COLLECTIONS OF HYMNS / POEMS" section, though maybe I could split that out into seperate ones for Hymns and Poems, though the distinction is often ambiguous.
I don't have Leflaive's or Bevir's .. do we know the names of these collections?
Some more that a friend has.