Businessman and philanthropist. His working life was spent in Italy, where he was widely respected for his Christian principles and integrity. After his retirement to Haslemere he attended the WM Conference of 1911. Lacking university education himself, he sought the highest standards for ministers and the 1912 Conference accepted his proposal that ministerial training be started in Cambridge, towards which he initially contributed £50,000. War delayed the implementation of his plan, but it led to the opening in 1926 of Wesley House, where a college Chair in systematic theology bore his name. He died in May 1935.