[Salt Lake City]: 1884. 30pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Blue printed wrappers. Near fine. Ink smudge on cover with numbers in ink at foot and head. Covers and contents are bright. Item #8650
Originally published in Nineteenth Century, a magazine published in London, England, vol. 15 under title: A new view of Mormonism. Uncommon, for the ear, a pro-Mormon work from an English gentile and member of British Parliament. After Barclay's positive trip to the Territory, he felt compelled to write this glowing work. Begins with a brief description of the early history of Mormonism and some of its tenants.
"Mr. James W Barclay an English member Parliament has been publishing his impressions of the Mormons in the Nineteenth Century and they are highly favorable. He maintains moreover that the hostility to the Mormons among Americans Is in the inverse ratio of knowledge of them. The further east he went the greater he found it He was deeply moved by the wonders wrought in Utah valley by Mormon industry and the beauty and comfort of Utah villages compared to the ordinary western settlements elsewhere." - Salt Lake Herald (01/17/1884). Flake/Draper 301.