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The Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie (3 vols.)

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Robert Baillie, a Scottish Presbyterian minister and theological scholar, was a leader of the seventeenth-century movement that rejected the Church of England’s Book of Common Prayer. He actively participated in the Glasgow Assembly of 1638 during which the Church of Scotland broke away from English episcopacy and attended the 1643 Westminster Assembly of Divines.

Baillie faithfully recorded public events and his participation in both his journals and correspondence. The Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie is a complete collection of his journals and correspondence from January 1637 to May 1662. His letters discuss the re-establishment of the Presbytery in Scotland, the Civil Wars, the trial of the Earl of Strafford, the proceedings of the 1643 Westminster Assembly of Divines, and the death warrant for Charles I. His letters and journals are a major source for seventeenth-century church history.

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  • The complete journals and letters of Robert Baillie
  • First-hand accounts of significant moments in Scottish history
  • Appendixes in each volume containing the original letters and papers referenced in Baillie’s correspondence

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  • Title: The Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie
  • Author: Robert Baillie
  • Editor: David Laing
  • Publisher: Robert Ogle
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,640
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The Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie, vol. 1

  • Author: Robert Baillie
  • Editor: David Laing
  • Publisher: Robert Ogle
  • Publication Date: 1841
  • Pages: 492

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Volume 1 contains Baillie’s letters and journal entries from 1637 to 1641. The appendix includes the text of letters and papers from 1633 to 1639, which Baillie references in his writings.

The Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie, vol. 2

  • Author: Robert Baillie
  • Editor: David Laing
  • Publisher: Robert Ogle
  • Publication Date: 1841
  • Pages: 516

Volume 2 contains Baillie’s letters and journal entries from 1642 to 1646. The appendix includes the text of letters and papers from 1639 to 1646, which Baillie references in his writings.

The Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie, vol. 3

  • Author: Robert Baillie
  • Editor: David Laing
  • Publisher: Robert Ogle
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 632

Volume 3 contains Baillie’s letters and journal entries from 1647 to 1662. The appendix includes the text of letters and papers from 1647 to 1661, which Baillie references in his writings. This volume also provides an index of names and a memoir recounting the life of Robert Baillie.

About Robert Baillie

Robert Baillie (1602–1662) received his MA from the University of Glasgow in 1620, and taught there as a regent from 1625 to 1631. He became minister of Kilwinning, and later served as an army chaplain during the Bishops’ Wars of 1639 and 1640. In 1642, Baillie became professor of divinity at the University of Glasgow, and was made principal in 1661.

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