« Baillet, Adrien Baillie, Robert Baird, Charles Washington »

Baillie, Robert

BAILLIE, ROBERT: Presbyterian; b. at Glasgow 1599; d. there July, 1662. He studied at his native city, and was made professor of divinity there in 1642, and principal of the university in 1661. He was a fine scholar and took an active part and wrote much in all the church controversies in his time. His Letters and Journals (ed. David Laing, 3 vols., Edinburgh, 1841-42, with a notice of his writings and a description of his life) are of great historical interest. To him we owe a graphic description of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, to which body he was sent as one of the five Scotch clergymen in 1643, and sat in it for three years.

Bibliography: Biographia Britannica, ed. A. Kippis, i. 510-515, London, 1778; T. Carlyle, Baillie the Covenanter, in Westminster Review, xxxvii, 43, reprinted in his Miscellanies (a remarkable paper); DNB, ii, 420-422.

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