Canon Alfred Ainger, by Leslie Ward, 1892.
Alfred Ainger (February 9, 1837 - February 8, 1904) was an English biographer and critic.
The son of an architect in London. He was educated at University College School and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, entered the Church, and, after holding various minor preferments, became Master of the Temple. He wrote memoirs of Thomas Hood and George Crabbe, but is best known for his biography of Charles Lamb and his edition of Lamb's works in 6 volumes (1883-88).
- This article incorporates public domain text from: Cousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature London, J.M. Dent & sons; New York, E.P. Dutton.