According to Lord Teignmouth, who served as the first president of the British and Foreign Bible Society (BFBS), Robert Pinkerton (1780-1859) was the "most diligent of all the Society's agents."
This paper seeks to build upon such interest in Pinkerton's work and observations, dividing his Bible Society career into four phases: The Russian Years; His Hopes for War-Torn Europe; Surviving the Apocrypha Crisis; and Pinkerton's New Path in Frankfurt.
Detzler, Wayne A. "Robert Pinkerton: Principal Agent of the BFBS in the Kingdoms of Germany." Sowing the Word: The Cultural Impact of the British and Foreign Bible Society 1804-2004. Stephen Batalden, Kathleen Cann and John Dean, eds. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2004. Print