May 29, 1841, Dub­lin, Ire­land.

No­vem­ber 15, 1918, Ken­sing­ton, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Ken­sal Green Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don, Eng­land.

© National Portrait Gallery

Anderson was ed­u­cat­ed at Tri­ni­ty Col­lege, Dub­lin (BA 1862, LLD 1875), and was a mem­ber of the Ply­mouth Breth­ren, some­times preach­ing with John Nel­son Da­rby.

He event­u­al­ly went to work with the Home Of­fice. In 1887 he be­came Sec­re­ta­ry of the Pri­son Com­mis­sion­ers, and in 1888 As­sist­ant Com­mis­sion­er of the Cri­mi­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion De­part­ment of Scot­land Yard (this was around the time Jack the Rip­per was ter­ror­izi­ng Lon­don).

In 1901, An­der­son re­tired and was made a Knight Com­mand­er of the Or­der of the Bath. His works in­clude:

  1. Safe in Je­ho­vah’s Keep­ing