1837–1898

Introduction

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Born: June 14, 1837, Bris­tol, Eng­land.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 9, 1898, Ched­dar, Ax­bridge, So­mer­set, Eng­land.

Buried: St. An­drew’s Church, Ched­dar, So­mer­set, Eng­land.

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St. Andrew’s Church, Cheddar
Andrew Rabbott
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Biography

Dix’ fa­ther, a sur­geon, wrote a bi­o­gra­phy of po­et Tho­mas Chat­ter­ton, and gave his son his mid­dle name in his hon­or.

Will­iam at­tend­ed the Bris­tol Gram­mar School. Lat­er, he man­aged a ma­rine in­sur­ance com­pa­ny in Glas­gow, Scot­land, but his heart was in the po­et­ry of wor­ship.

He wrote more than 40 hymns dur­ing his life.

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Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Dix (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you send us an e-mail?

We un­der­stand there is a good por­trait of Dix, by Lin­don Holt of Clif­ton, in The Il­lus­trat­ed Lon­don News, Sep­tem­ber 24, 1898, but have been un­a­ble to find that is­sue on­line. Please note: We have no bud­get for pur­chas­es; we’re seek­ing an im­age we can le­gal­ly down­load.