Edward John Hopkins

HOPKINS, Edward John. b. London, 30 June 1818; d. London, 4 February 1901. Born into a family of professional musicians (many of them organists), he was educated as a chorister of the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, and later as a pupil of T. F. Walmisley (father of Thomas Attwood Walmisley*). He was organist of Mitcham Parish Church (1834); St Peter’s, Islington (1838); St Luke’s, Berwick Street (1841); and the Temple Church (1843), where he remained until his retirement in 1898. He was also for many years professor of the organ at the Royal Normal College for the Blind, Norwood. He was an authority on the history and construction of the organ and, in 1893, one of the founding editors of...

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