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Lambert, Brooke



  • Existence: 1834-1901


Brooke Lambert (1834-1901) was an English clergyman and social reformer. He graduated (B.A., M.A., and B.C.L.) from Brasenose College, Oxford University. He became vicar of St. Mark's, Whitechapel, in 1866. There he became involved in many issues outside of the ecclesiastical range. He studied the poor law administration and government, and published a volume titled Pauperism. He founded a soup kitchen, mutual improvement society, and a working man's club. He also renovated the church. Poor health forced him to resign his Whitechapel position. After his health was restored, Lambert held a number of positions including vicar of Tamworth, Staffordshire. He performed voluntary work for the London school board as well. In 1880, he became the vicar of Greenwich, where he remained until his death. In that position he did much for the public good, such as working with the schools, founding the Greenwich Provident Dispensary, and serving as chairman of the Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Brooke Lambert Papers

Identifier: MsC0228

English clergyman and social reformer. Made up of letters written to Lambert over a forty year time span dealing with issues such as women's suffrage, the welfare of the poor and orphaned, colonialism, pulpit freedom, etc.

Dates: 1860 - 1901; Majority of material found within 1880-1899