Jane Laurie Borthwick

BORTHWICK, Jane Laurie. b. Edinburgh, 9 April 1813, d. Edinburgh, 7 September 1897. Born the daughter of James Borthwick, insurance manager of the North British Insurance Office; she was a staunch member of the Free Church of Scotland. In collaboration with her sister, Sarah Laurie Findlater* she was instrumental in mediating German hymnody to Britain in the 19th century. Some of these English renderings were first published in the Free Church Magazine in the late 1840s, before being collected for inclusion in Hymns from the Land of Luther, published in Edinburgh in 1854. This was followed by the Second Series (1855), Third Series (1858) and New Series — Being the Fourth (1862). The...

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