Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College ~ Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081 ~ USA

Works About Robert Barclay and His Family


Armistead, Wilson. 1850. A Memoir of Robert Barclay, the Author of the "Apology for the True Christian Divinity" : With Some Account of His Father, Colonel David Barclay, &C. Manchester [England]: W. Irwin. "Written for, and issued with, Wm. Irwin's cheap edition of Barclay's Apology."

Baier, Johann Wilhelm. 1701. Synopseos et Examinis Theologiae Enthvsiastarvm Sev Qvakerorvm : Praecipue Roberti Barclaii, Scoto-Britanni, Dissertationes Quae Extant, Qvinqve Cvm Fragmento Sextae. Jenae [Germany] : J. Jacobus.

Barclay, Robert [son of the Apologist] and Henry Mill. 1812. A Genealogical Account of the Barclays of Urie, for Upwards of Seven Hundred Years : With Memoirs of Colonel David Barclay, and His Son Robert Barclay--Also Letters That Passed Between Him, the Duke of York ... And Other Distinguished Characters; Containing Curious and Interesting Information, Never Before Published. London: Printed for the editor by J. Herbert.

Barclay, Robert and David Barclay.1870. Reliquiae Barclaianae : Correspondence of Colonel David Barclay and Robert Barclay of Urie. London : Lithographed by Winter & Bailey. Letters to and from Colonel David Barclay and Robert Barclay, plus other letters and family documents up to 1742.

Bennett, William. 1872. "Barclay and his Assailants," reprinted, with additions, from the British Friend. Glasgow : R. Smeal.

Bevan, Joseph Gurney, editor. 1801. Some Account of the Life and Writings of Robert Barclay. London: Printed and sold by W. Phillips.

________. 1802. A Short Account of the Life and Writings of Robert Barclay. London: Printed and sold by W. Phillips.

________. 1805. A Short Account of the Life and Writings of Robert Barclay. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Benjamin Johnson No. 31 Market-street.

________. 1824. A Short Account of the Life and Writings of Robert Barclay. Dublin: C. Bentham.

________. 1831. A Short Account of the Life and Writings of Robert Barclay. Philadelphia: B. C. Stanton.

Originally attributed to David Barclay [grandson of the Apologist], this work is now believed to have been written by a group of Quakers, of whom Joseph Gurney Bevan was the chief author/editor.

Blanshard, Brand. 1944. "Early Thought on the Inner Light" in Byways in Quaker History, edited by Howard H.Brinton. Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill.

Braithwaite, William C. 1919. The Second Period of Quakerism; with introduction by Rufus M. Jones. London : Macmillan.

________. 1921. The Second Period of Quakerism; with introduction by Rufus M. Jones. London : Macmillan. (Second impression, corrected).

________. 1961. The Second Period of Quakerism; with introduction by Frederick B. Tolles. Cambridge [England] : University Press. 2nd edition prepared by Henry J. Cadbury.

Brief Memoirs of the Barclay Family. 1845. [Dublin: Webb and Chapman].

Brinton, Howard Haines. 1952. Friends for 300 Years : the History and Beliefs of the Society of Friends Since George Fox Started the Quaker Movement. New York : Harper.

________. 1973. The Religious Philosophy of Quakerism : The Beliefs of Fox, Barclay and Penn as Based on the Gospel of John. Wallingford, Pa.: Pendle Hill Publications.

Budge, Frances Anne. The Barclays of Ury and Other Sketches of the Early Friends. London : [s.n.], 1881.

Cadbury, Margaret Christabel. 1912. Robert Barclay : His Life and Work. London: Headley Brothers.

________. 1922. Robert Barclay, der Schriftsteller der Quaker und Freund der Herforder Abtissin Elisabeth von der Pfalz. Herford [Germany] : Blaukreuz. (Translated from: Robert Barclay : His Life and Work).

________. 1926. The Story of Robert Barclay, Told for Children. London : Friends' Tract Association.

The Concurrence and Unanimity of the People called Quakers in Owning and Asserting the Principal Doctrines of the Christian Religion; Demonstrated in the Sermons or Declarations of Several of Their Publick Preachers, Namely Mr. Robert Barclay [and 13 others]. London : Reprinted and sold by J. Sowle, 1711

Creasey, Maurice A. 1951. The Theology of Robert Barclay With Special Reference to His Apology. Bachelor of Divinity dissertation, University of Leeds.

Dalfsen, Gerardina Lucie van. 1948. "The Faith and Theology of Robert Barclay," Bulletin of Friends Historical Association, 37 (Autumn 1948), p. 51-62.

Evans, Charles. 1876. Friends in the Seventeenth Century. Philadelphia : Friends Book Store.

Fox, George.[undated, probably 19th century]. George Fox : His Testimony Concerning Robert Barclay. Manchester [England] : William Irwin printer.

Fraser, Donald. 1798. A Collection of Select Biography : or, The Bulwark of Truth: Being a Sketch of the Lives and Testimonies of Many Eminent Laymen, in Different Countries, Who Have Professed Their Belief in, and Attachment to the Christian Religion ... New York : Printed for the author, at the Literary Printing-Office. Includes the lives of George Fox, Robert Barclay and William Penn

Freiday, Dean. 1984. Nothing Without Christ : Some Current Religious Problems in the Light of Seventeenth Century Thought and Experience. Newberg, Oregon : Barclay Press.

Gordon, Alexander. 1874. "The Great Laird of Urie," The Theological Review, 11 (1874), p. 524-525.

________. 1875. "The Marrow of Barclay," The Theological Review, 12 (1875), p. 387-406.

Hall, Francis B. 1965. "The Thought of Robert Barclay : An Evaluation," Quaker Religious Thought, 7:1 (Spring 1965), p. 2-31.

Hayes, George Passmore. 1927. Robert Barclay : His Life, Works, and Position in the History of Quaker Thought. Cambridge, Mass. : Ph. D. dissertation, Harvard University.

History of the Barclay Family With Pedigrees From 1067 to 1933. 1934. Compiled by Hubert F. Barclay and Alice Wilson-Fox. London : St. Catherine Press.

Penn, William, Patrick Livingstone, Andrew Jaffray, and George Fox. 1874. Testimonies of Friends Concerning Robert Barclay ... : Prefixed to a Collection of His Works Entitled "Truth Triumphant". Manchester [England] : W. Irwin.

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Book Committee. 1909. Quaker Biographies : A Series of Sketches, Chiefly Biographical, Concerning Members of the Society of Friends, from the Seventeenth Century to More Recent Times ; with Illustrations. Philadelphia: For sale at Friends' Book Store.

Pomfret, John E. "Robert Barclay and James II : Barclay's 'Vindication,' 1689," Bulletin of Friends Historical Association, 42:1 (Spring 1953), p. 33-40.

Quaker Religious Thought. 1965. 3:1 (Spring 1965) is devoted completely to Robert Barclay.

Rhodes, Benjamin and John Stoughton. 1885. Three Apostles of Quakerism : Popular Sketches of Fox, Penn & Barclay. London: Nisbet. Benjamin Rhodes and John Stoughton

________. 1886. Three Apostles of Quakerism, Popular Sketches of Fox, Penn and Barclay. Philadelphia: Henry Longstreth.

Stephen, Leslie. 1922. "Robert Barclay" in Dictionary of National Biography, London : Oxford University Press.

Testimonies of Friends Concerning Robert Barclay, of Ury. 1874. Manchester [England]: W. Irwin.

Trueblood, D. Elton. 1960. "Robert Barclay and Joseph John Gurney," in Then and Now, edited by Anna Brinton. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press.

________. 1967. Robert Barclay. New York : Harper & Row.

________. 1968. Robert Barclay. New York : Harper & Row.

Wilbur, Henry Watson. 1912. Five Points From Barclay. Philadelphia, Pa.: Friends' General Conference Advancement Committee.

Wragge, John Philip. 1946. George Keith: His Life & Writings Up To 1677 & Their Influence on Robert Barclay : or the Debt of Robert Barclay to George Keith ...Birmingham [England].

________. 1948. The Faith of Robert Barclay : An Essay on His Life and on the Relevance of His Thought for Today Illustrated by Extracts from His Writings. London: Friends Home Service Committee.