John Angell James, an English clergyman, born at Blandford, June 6, 1785, died in Birmingham, Oct. 1,1859. He was apprenticed to a draper, but was subsequently placed in the dissenting college at Gosport to be educated for the ministry. In 1804, while still a student, he temporarily supplied the pulpit of Carr's lane chapel, Birmingham, and was unanimously requested to become the pastor, which post he held till the end of his life. Soon after he was ordained he issued the " Sunday School Teacher's Guide," which has passed through many editions; and volumes, tracts, addresses, and sermons followed each other in rapid succession. A series of his works, including " The Anxious Inquirer," "The Church Member's Guide," " The Christian Father's Present to his Children," and "The Christian Professor addressed in a Series of Counsels," have been circulated by hundreds of thousands of copies, and translated into 10 or 12 languages. Among his numerous other writings may be mentioned "The Course of Faith," " Christian Hope," "The Family Monitor," and "The Church in Earnest." He possessed the love and respect of persons of all denominations, and his funeral was said to have been the largest ever known in Birmingham. - See " John Angell James: a Review of his History, Character, Eloquence, and Literary Labors," by John Campbell, D. D. (8vo, London, 1860), and his " Life and Letters," by R. W. Dale (1861).