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Life of Barclay Fowell Buxton, 1860-1946

Barclay Fowell Buxton、MITANI Tanekiti 1937
Barclay Fowell Buxton, 1937. Public domain image. Source: Wikipedia

Today’s free book is a biography of Barclay Fowell Buxton, missionary to Japan with the Church Missionary Society in 1890. On his return to England in 1902 he became the first chairman of the Japan Evangelistic Band. Following this…

[h]e was invited to carry out evangelistic and spiritual training programs in Australia, Egypt, Switzerland, Korea, and the United States, as well as back in Japan. He served as vicar at Tunbridge Wells (1921-1935) before his retirement to Wimbledon, England, where he died.

Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions, pp.104-105.

My thanks to The Buxton Estate for their kind permission to place this in-copyright book online and to Book Aid for providing a copy for digitisation.

Barclay Godfrey Buxton [1895-1986], The Reward of Faith in the Life of Barclay Fowell Buxton, 1860-1946. London: Lutterworth Press, 1949. Hbk. pp.274. [Click here to visit the download page for this title.]


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  1. Roots and Soil, 1860-1884
  2. The Call of God, 1885-1889
  3. The Harvest Field, Japan, 1890
  4. Making Harvesters, Matsuye, 1891-1892
  5. Combined Operations, 1893
  6. Letters to the Workers, 1894-1899
  7. An Interlude—The Boxer Riots, 1900
  8. After Ten Years, 1890-1900
  9. Opening Out from the Bridgehead, 1902-1905
  10. Training Youth for God, Widbury, 1903-1913
  11. The Message Given, 1908-1910
  12. A Scattered Family, 1911-1917
  13. The Younger Generation, 1886-1946
  14. The Vicar, Tunbridge Wells, 1921-1935
  15. Fruit in Old Age, 1937
  16. The Apostle of Love, Wimbledon, 1936-1946
  • Epilogue

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