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John Baillie, son of Free Church Minister John Baillie, was born in the Free Church Manse in Gairloch, Wester Ross, on 26 March 1886. A leading theologian, he held academic posts in the UK, USA and Canada, was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and President of the World Council of Churches. His brother Donald Macpherson Baillie was Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of St. Andrews and his other brother Peter Baillie served as a missionary doctor at Jalna, India.

The Baillie papers provide valuable primary source material for researching John Baillie, his siblings and wider family as well as that of his spouse, Florence Jewel Fowler. The material also covers developments in theology and related disciplines, developments within the church, society and politics of the period, and extends from the late 19th century through to the 1960s.

portrait of John Baillie
 
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