SYDNEY BLACK BIOGRAPHY - PREFACE

SYDNEY BLACK

PREACHER AND SOCIAL REFORMER

BY

THOS. J. AINSWORTH

BOOK & TRACT DEPOT, TWYNHOLM HOUSE

FULHAM CROSS, LONDON, S.W.

1911

***

TO THE MEMORY

OF

MR. AND MRS. ROBERT BLACK

WHOSE UNVARIED KINDNESS AND SYMPATHY

WERE A SOURCE OF STRENGTH AND INSPIRATION

TO ME THROUGH TWENTY HAPPY YEARS


PREFACE

In the preparation of this short biography of Sydney Black, I cannot claim any skill in writing, for it is a first effort. My only qualification for the task is that he was my friend. It has been a labour of love, filling in the all too rare moments of leisure in a busy life; and my chief desire has been to perpetuate, so far as this simple book can do so, the memory of a good man. I had hoped that an abler pen than mine would have undertaken the work.

Any profit that may be derived from the sale of the book will be devoted to the work of the Twynholm Orphanage.

I have been greatly indebted to Mr. R. Wilson Black for relieving me of the details connected with the production of the book, and to my daughter Agnes, for her assistance in collecting the facts relating to Mr. Black's life from the records, and for her help in other ways.

T.J.A.

Note added in 1996. The work at Fulham described in this book still exists but has been a Baptist Church for many years.


CONTENTS

1 EARLY DAYS

2 FIRST EVANGELISTIC TOUR

3 ROUND THE WORLD

4 THE CALL OF LONDON

5 LAST DAYS

6 THE PREACHER

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