BLAIKIE, biTeki, WILLIAM GARDEN (1820 99). A Scottish divine and author. Ile was born at Aberdeen. a son of James Blaikie, an advocate, and provost of Aberdeen from I8:33 to 1836. Educat•d at the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. he was ordained minister of the Presbyterian congregation of Drumblade in 1842, but the next year he seceded and joined the Free Church of Scotland. From 1844 to ISOS lie was minister at Pilrig in Leith \Valk. Edinburgh, where he took a leading part in founding and managing model dwellings for the poor. From 1868 to 1897 he was professor of pastoral theol ogy in New College. Edinburgh. In 1892 he was chosen moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church. He was also one of the promoters and for several years the president of the Pan-Presbyterian Alliance, which holds councils in Great Britain and America. From
the University of Edinburgh he received the degree of D.D. (1864). and from the University of Aberdeen that of LL.D. (1872). He died at .North Berwick. Blaikie edited The Fr( e Church Magazine (1849-33) : The North British kericte (18,60-63); The Sunday Magazine (1873-74) ; and The Catholic Presbyterian (1879-83). His Six Lectures to the Working Classes (1849) and Better Days for the Working People (1S63), were widely popular. His best work is The Per sonal Life of Darid Livingstone (1880). Among his numerous other books are: Bible History 11859) ; Outlines of Bible Geography (1861); Heads and Hands in the World of Labor (1865): The Work of the Ministry (1873) ; Leaders in Modern Philanthropy (1884) ; Heroes of Israel (1894) ; Thomas Chaiincrs (1896) ; and Memoir of David Brown (1898).