1862–1926

Introduction

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Born: Au­gust 26, 1862, Pen­zance, Corn­wall (his birth name was re­cord­ed as Her­bert Hen­ry).

Died: Sep­tem­ber 25, 1926, Yon­kers, New York.

Buried: Ken­si­co Ce­me­te­ry, Mt. Plea­sant, New York.

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Biography

Herbert was the son of Sal­va­tion Army (SA) foun­ders Will­iam Booth and Cath­er­ine Mum­ford.

He at­tend­ed Al­les­ley Park Col­lege, Cov­en­try, and the Con­gre­ga­tion­al In­sti­tute, Not­ting­ham, Eng­land.

In the ear­ly 1880’s, he was ac­tive in SA work in France, and wrote some of his ea­rly songs in French. In 1883, he helped found the SA mu­sic­al de­part­ment at Clap­ton. He went on to di­rect SA work in Eng­land (1888), Can­a­da (1892–95), and Aus­tral­ia (1891–1901). Around 1902, he went on ex­ten­sive lec­ture tours in Am­er­i­ca, South Af­ri­ca, Aus­tral­ia, and New Zea­land.

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