Barker, Wharton, 1846-1921

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Financier, publicist, agent of the Russian czar in the United States, and participant in Russian and Chinese business ventures.

From the description of Papers of Wharton Barker, 1870-1921 (bulk 1887-1896). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131104

Biographical Note

  • 1846, May 1: Born, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • circa 1862 - circa 1865 : Served in militia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1866: Graduated, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1867: Married Margaret Corlies
  • 1869: Founded Penn Monthly; published under title The American, 1880-1900
  • 1878: Appointed special financial agent of the Russian government; traveled to Russia
  • 1887: Published Surplus Revenue and Canadian Relations. Philadelphia
  • 1896: Published Bimetallism: or the Evils of Gold Monometallism and the Benefits of Bimetallism. Philadelphia: Barker Publishing Co.
  • 1900: Populist candidate, president of the United States
  • 1902: Published The Great Issues: Reprints of Some Editorials from The American, 1897-1900. Philadelphia: Wharton Barker
  • 1921, Apr. 9: Died, Philadelphia, Pa.

From the guide to the Wharton Barker Papers, 1864-1921, (bulk 1887-1896), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Papers, 1879-1938 (inclusive), 1897-1903 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Barker, Wharton. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1870-1890. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914. Papers, 1826-1941 Houghton Library
referencedIn Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. Benjamin Harrison papers, 1780-1948 (bulk 1853-1901). Library of Congress
creatorOf Wharton Barker Papers, 1864-1921, (bulk 1887-1896) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Barker, Wharton, 1846-1921. Papers of Wharton Barker, 1870-1921 (bulk 1887-1896). Library of Congress
referencedIn Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932. Letter to George Frederick Howe, 1926, July 28. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Benjamin Harrison Papers, 1780-1948, (bulk 1853-1901) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Baird, George person
correspondedWith Baird, George person
associatedWith Barker Brothers & Co. corporateBody
correspondedWith Carroll, William, 1788-1844 person
correspondedWith Cullom, Shelby M. (Shelby Moore), 1829-1914 person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 person
correspondedWith Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901 person
correspondedWith Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893 person
correspondedWith Higgins, Anthony, 1840-1912 person
associatedWith Holls, Frederick William, 1857-1903 person
correspondedWith Hoyt, Henry Martyn, 1856-1910 person
correspondedWith Kelley, William D. (William Darrah), 1814-1890 person
correspondedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924 person
correspondedWith MacKenzie, Alexander person
correspondedWith MacKenzie, Alexander person
correspondedWith Mitchell, John Inscho, 1838-1905 person
correspondedWith Mitkiewicz, Count person
correspondedWith Mitkiewicz, Count person
correspondedWith Penrose, Boies, 1860-1921 person
correspondedWith Platt, Orville Hitchcock, 1827-1905 person
correspondedWith Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910 person
associatedWith Populist Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Pa.). corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith Sherman, John, 1823-1900 person
correspondedWith Smith, Goldwin, 1823-1910 person
correspondedWith Teller, Henry Moore, 1830-1914 person
associatedWith Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932. person
correspondedWith Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922 person
correspondedWith White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Mines and mineral resources
United States
Mines and mineral resources--China
Finance, Public--United States
Mines and mineral resources--Russia
Commercial agents, Russian--United States
Finance, Public
Banks and banking China
Banks and banking--Russia
Banks and banking
Mines and Mineral Resources
Commercial agents, Russian
Capitalists and financiers


Birth 1846-05-01

Death 1921-04-09



Ark ID: w6rb75cr

SNAC ID: 21529452