Patrick Barclay

Date fl. 1735
Biographical NotesThe identity of this author remains uncertain. The author's preface to his 'Universall Traveller' (1735), mentions that he is also the author of 'A Letter to the People of Scotland, in order to remove their prejudice to the Book of Common-Prayer', commonly attributed to 'Peter Barclay'.
Work(s)Author of [Introduction to Barclay's Universal Traveller] (1735) in The Universal Traveller: or, a Complete Account of the most Remarkable Voyages and Travels of Eminent Men of our Own, and other Nations, to the Present Time. Containing a Relation of the Successes or Misfortunes that Attended them in their various Attempts; Intermixed with Many Entertaining Descriptions of the Curiosities in Art and Nature; Together with the Manners, Cutoms, &c. Observable in the Countries they visited. Collected from the best Authorities, Printed or Manuscript