The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Madras, Bishop of; The Right Rev. Henry Whitehead
Madras, Bishop of; The Right Rev. Henry Whitehead, D.D.: b. 1853; educ: Trinity College, Oxford • gained a Fellowship; came out to India as Principal, Bishop’s College, Calcutta, 1884; became Provisional Superior of the Oxford Mission Society for the propagation of the Gospel in addition to his college work, 1890; installed as Superior, 1891; a strong supporter of the hostel system and was chiefly instrumental in opening the first hostel in connection with the Brotherhood, 1894; appointed as Bishop of Madras, 1899; carried on his work with energy and created a jest in the Native Christian population; identified himself with Indians in their struggle in the Transvaal and was President of the Madras Branch of the South African League Committee. Address: ' Bishop’s House, Madras, India.