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Papers relating to Donald Macpherson Baillie, 1908-1961

Identifier: BAI 7

Scope and Contents

The papers relating to Donald Macpherson Baillie consist of:

  1. articles, cuttings and ephemera
  2. career/employment resum├ęs and references
  3. correspondence
  4. memorials and letters of condolence


  • Creation: 1908-1961


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

0.5 box

Biographical / Historical

Donald Macpherson Baillie ( 1887-1954) was the son of John Baillie (1829-1891) and a younger brother to John Baillie (1886-1960). He was educated at Inverness Royal Academy and at the Universities of Edinburgh, Marburg and Heidelberg. He graduated with an MA from New College Edinburgh in 1909, and he spent some time with the YMCA in France before being ordained in 1918 and was minister of Bervie United Free Church until 1923. Moving to St. John's, Cupar he was there until 1930 and then at St. Columba's, Kilmacolm until 1934.

Donald was appointed Kerr lecturer at the University of Glasgow in 1923, delivering lectures in 1926. In 1935 he became Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of St Andrews, where he had been Additional examiner for the BD degree in Divinity and Ecclesiastical History from 1921-1924, and which had awarded him an Honorary DD in 1933. Other academic positions included External Examiner for the BD in Divinity at the University of Edinburgh from 1933, Forwood lecturer in the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Liverpool, 1947, and Moore lecturer at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1952.

John Baillie and other members of the family kept a number of items relating to his brother Donald.


From the Fonds: 13 metres

Physical Description

0.5 box

Archivist's Note


Grant Buttars 27 February 2003

Repository Details

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