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"Bernard Barton, Quaker Poet"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-139

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typed manuscript written by Mildred Ayars Purnell, submitted as partial fulfillment for her master's in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Dates

  • 1941

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Bernard Barton (1784-1849) was a birthright Quaker and poet. He was born on January 31, 1784, in Carlisle, England, the son of John and Maria (Done) Barton. His mother died shortly after his birth, and his father died when Barton was a child, leaving Barton to be raised by his father's second wife. Barton was educated at Friend's School, in Ipswich, and was apprenticed to Samuel Jesup in 1798. In 1807, Barton married Lucy Jesup, who died in 1808, while giving birth to the couple's only child, Lucy Barton. Barton then worked as a clerk for Messrs. Alexander's bank, where he worked for the remainder of his life. 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 the friend and correspondent of many other writers and literary men, including Charles Lamb, Robert Southey, and William 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.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Photocopy of a typed manuscript written by Mildred Ayars Purnell, submitted as partial fulfillment for her master's in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Acquisition

"Bernard Barton, Quaker Poet" was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by Mildred A. Purnell.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.02.002 Bernard Barton letterbook
  • HC.MC.975.04.002 Anonymous scrapbooks

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed April, 2016.

Creator

Title
"Bernard Barton, Quaker Poet," 1941
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
April, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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