Bernard Barton letterbook
Scope and Content note
The letterbook contains personal correspondence from friends and family, and are often related to personal and family news, Barton's poetry and writings, and literature in general. Letter writers include; Charles Lamb, Thomas Campbell, Elizabeth Fry, Charles Lloyd, Andrew Ritchie, Robert Southey, John Scott, Horatio Smith, Mary White, and John Chandler.
- Barton, Bernard (Person)
In 1812, Barton published his first volume of poetry, 'Metrical Effusions,' and in 1818, he published the 'Convict's Appeal,' a protest against the criminal code of the time, written in verse. Later publications included 'Poems by an Amateur' (1818), 'Poems' (1820), 'Napoleon and other poems' (1822), and 'Verses on the death of P.B. Shelley' (1822). Barton became friends and correspondents with many other writers and literary men, including Charles Lamb, Robert Southey, and Wordsworth. He lodged with Anne Knight, a Quaker children's author, and provided her with poems for a few of her books.
Bernard Barton died February 19, 1849 in Woodbridge England.
0.16 Linear Feet (1 volume)
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Correspondence related to the loan of the book is included in the collection.
- Bernard Barton letterbook, 1822-1837
- Kara Flynn
- August 2015
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