Henry Alford (18101871) was Dean 18571871. He served for a time as Canon Librarian with Benjamin Harrison.
The Chapter Library has a number of books which belonged to his wife Fanny Oke Alford (1811–1878), his daughter Alice Oke Bullock (1837– ), his granddaughter Edith Mary Somerville (1866– ), and his great-granddaughter Edith Joan Somerville (1901–1958) who gave many of these books to the Chapter Library in 1939.
- Shelfmark W/A-3-20
- Holy Bible.
- Presentation inscription on second front free endpaper: Canterbury Cathedral. For the Dean's Stall. The Bible out of which Dean Alford was accustomed to read the second Lesson in the Afternoon. Presented by Mrs. Alford. February 1871.