Horatio Bolton Nelson

NELSON, Horatio Bolton (Earl). b. Burnham, Norfolk, 7 August 1823; d. 25 February 1913. He was the grandson of the sister of the great naval hero; his original surname of Bolton was changed to Nelson in February 1835, when his father succeeded to the family titles. His father died in November of the same year, and Nelson then became the third Earl Nelson. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College Cambridge. Assisted by John Keble*, he edited the Salisbury Hymn-Book (1857), intended as an official hymnal for the diocese. Sales exceeded 100,000 copies, and for a time it was a rival to A&M. In 1868 a revised edition was published in Salisbury and London with the title The Sarum Hymnal...

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