Barnes, James, 1866-1936

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American author and historian.

From the description of Letter and an envelope, 1903. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367389657

James Barnes was a writer and military historian who lived in Princeton, New Jersey. Born in 1866, Barnes graduated from Princeton University in 1891 and served in the Spanish-American War and World War I. During World War I, he was head of the head of the Princeton Aviation School. He also worked for Scribner's Magazine, was assistant editor of Harper's Weekly, war correspondent for The Outlook in South Africa, and from 1905 to 1908 was editor of Appleton's Booklover's Magazine. Barnes authored a number of books, including For King or Country (1896), Naval Actions of 1812 (1896), A Princetonian (1896), Commodore Bainbridge (1912), Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors (1898), David G. Farragut (1899), Drake and His Yeomen (1899), The Giant of Three Wars (1903), The Unpardonable War (1904), The Blockaders (1905), Outside the Law (1906), The Clutch of Circumstance (1908), Rifle and Caravan (1912), and Through Central Africa from Coast to Coast (1915). He later served as president of the Naval History Society of America. Barnes died in 1936.

From the guide to the James Barnes Papers, 1894-1936, 1930-1936, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

The son of John Sanford Barnes, James Barnes was an editor and newspaper correspondent. He served as president and on the Board of Managers of the Naval History Society, to which he donated his father's collection of naval materials in 1915.

From the description of James Barnes Collection, 1906-1926, undated. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479526491

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referencedIn Elliot Snow Papers, 1790-1942, (bulk 1920-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Barnes, James, 1866-1936,. Papers of the Cocke Family 1776-1963 (1810-1929). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barnes, James, 1866-1936. James Barnes Collection, 1906-1926, undated. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Barnes, James, 1866-1936. The beginning : galley, [1931]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Naval History Society. Records, 1907-1943. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Stanford University, Dept. of English, honors theses, circa 1967-1993 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Snow, Elliot, 1866-1939. Elliot Snow papers, 1790-1942 (bulk 1920-1930). Library of Congress
creatorOf James Barnes Papers, 1894-1936, 1930-1936 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts Division
creatorOf Barnes, James, 1866-1936. Letter and an envelope, 1903. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Naval History Society Records, 1907-1943 (bulk 1909-1936) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
creatorOf Naval History Society. Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1993 (bulk, 1781-1936). New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
creatorOf Barnes, James, 1866-1936. A master of chances : a play in four acts : typescript, [19--?]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Barnes family letters, 1817-1853 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
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Birth 1866

Death 1936



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