E.E. Cornwall, in his "Songs of Pilgrimage and Glory", has a brief note to this brother:
He was a Croydon physician. That is scanty knowledge indeed! T.E. Purdom was born in Hawick. His father was town clerk in Hawick, and the family lived in a mansion on the outskirts of Hawick. All the servants were in fellowship in the meeting in Hawick which met in Oliver Place Hall.
T.E. Purdom's hymn in 'Spiritual Songs' is no 251, "Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour Thou" — another most valuable hymn often sung at the commencement of the breaking of bread.