Paterson, James, Dd
Paterson, James, D.D.
a Scotch Baptist minister, was born at Dumbarton, on the Clyde, in 1801. His early education was obtained at the burgh school of his native town; and he began life as a school-teacher. He entered the University of Glasgow with the idea of becoming a physician, but never took his degree. During his course there he labored as an evangelist with the Glasgow City Mission. He was invited by Dr. Marshman to become a missionary to Serampore, but declined the invitation. In 1829 he hired a small room in Glasgow, fitted it up with forms, and began preaching to a congregation of very poor persons. Here a Church was organized, and removals were made from time to time to better quarters. In 1850 he undertook the editorship of the Scottish Temperance Review, and subsequently of the Scottish Review. He was one of the originators (in 1846) of the Glasgow Commercial College, and long one of the instructors. He died January 29, 1880. See (Lond.) Bapt. Hand-book, 1881, page 334.