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We've completed adding basic biographical information on most of our CCEL authors, but we are still working on adding biographical information for our Hymnary composers. Using information from a a Google search or from Wikipedia, rewrite the important facts into a short paragraph or two (give credit to the sources as appropriate), and submit it to our system. We would also like a picture of the CCEL author and composers when possible, and this could be emailed to us as an attachment.

If you are interested in helping us in this way, e-mail us and we will give you access to our Author Info editing system.


Example of Author Facts:

  • Name: George Fox
  • Dates: 1624 - 1691
  • Significant Contributions: Founded the Quakers; wrote a well known autobiography

Example Paragraph:

[image of George Fox]

George Fox - Founder of the Society of Friends (Quakers)

George Fox (1624 – 1691) was an English Dissenter and a major early figure — often considered the founder — of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers. Living in a time of great social upheaval, he rebelled against the religious and political consensus by proposing an unusual and uncompromising approach to the Christian faith. His journal is a text popular even among non-Quakers for its vivid account of his personal journey. [Wikipedia]


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