Barr, Amelia E., 1831-1919

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American novelist.

From the description of Letter to "Dear Miss Watson" [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647804716

Journalist and author of historical fiction, Amelia Barr was the author of dozens of novels, including Remember the Alamo (1888) and The Paper Cap (1918).

From the description of Letter, 1895. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232009180

Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr was born in England and emigrated to America with her husband. Faced with supporting herself after yellow fever claimed her husband and several of their children, she turned to writing at the age of thirty-nine. She produced numerous novels, short stories, and poems, appealing to a modest popular audience through imagination, character development, and moral optimism.

From the description of Amelia Barr letter to Mr. Tillottson, ca. 1890. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52999927

American novelist and author.

From the description of Letters, envelopes, and a magazine clipping, 1831-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367390549

Amelia Barr (1831-1919) was a novelist. She was born in England and married Robert Barr. After he lost his fortune, they came to America, living briefly in Chicago and Memphis before settling in Austin, Texas in 1856. Robert barr became and auditor for Texas. In the 1867 Yellow Fever epidemic, Robert Barr and three sons died, leaving Amelia Barr a widow with three daughters. She moved to New York, became a governess briefly, and then turned to a successful writing career. She is best known for the her books Jan Vedder's Wife (1888) and Remember the Alamo (1885). She died in New York in 1919.

From the description of Barr, Amelia, papers, 1861-1916. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 69661177

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referencedIn Fackler family. Fackler family papers, 1842-1916, 1861-1865 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr Papers, 1861-1916 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919. Papers of Amelia Barr [manuscript] 1889-1918. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919. [Letter, 1913 Jan. 30: Garden City, N.Y. to John F. Pribyl, Chicago, Ill.] [manuscript] / [Amelia E. Barr]. San Diego State University Library, SDSU Library and Information Access
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919. Letter [1897?] New York, to [Julian?] Hawthorne [New York?]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received, A-N by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919. The key that fits all the locks of life : poem, 1915, October. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Thompson, Henry Hunn, 1824-1918. Papers, 1776-1918, 1865-1918 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919,. Autograph letters signed from Amelia Edith (Huddleston) Barr, New York (State), to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1892. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Gilman family. Papers, 1737-1937. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919. Letter, 1895. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Amelia E. Barr letters and miscellany, 1895, 1910, 1911, undated New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Papers of Irving Bacheller [manuscript] 1900-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Susan Groag Bell's, An Annotated bibliography of British Women's autobiographies, 1790-1950 :, research and reference materials, 1986-1998 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Trinity bells : manuscript, 1899 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919. Amelia Barr letter to Mr. Tillottson, ca. 1890. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Cornwall Public Library. Cornwall on Hudson Branch. Cornwall authors collection, 1848-1987, 1955-1987 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919. Letters, envelopes, and a magazine clipping, 1831-1919. American Primers
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919. Trinity bells : manuscript, 1899. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Cornwall (N.Y. : Town). Town Historian. Cornwall vertical file, 1794-1988. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919. Barr, Amelia, papers, 1861-1916. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919. Letter to "Dear Miss Watson" [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Adams, Oscar Fay, 1855-1919. Papers, 1885-1915. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston, 1831-1919. Correspondence with H. L. Mencken, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Bell, Susan G. An annotated bibliography of British women's autobiographies, 1790-1950 : research and reference materials, 1986-1998. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Adams, Oscar Fay, 1855-1919. person
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton Orville, 1860-1933. person
associatedWith Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. person
associatedWith Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston person
associatedWith Beers, Henry A. (Henry Augustin), 1847-1926, person
associatedWith Bell, Susan G. person
associatedWith Bell, Susan Groag person
correspondedWith Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Cornwall (N.Y. : Town). Town Historian. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornwall Public Library. Cornwall on Hudson Branch. corporateBody
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith Fackler family. family
associatedWith Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909, person
associatedWith Gilman family. family
associatedWith Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. person
associatedWith Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937, person
associatedWith McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949, person
correspondedWith Pribyl, John F. person
associatedWith Rideing, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1918, person
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
associatedWith Stoddart, J. M. (Joseph Marshall), 1845-1921, person
associatedWith Thompson, Henry Hunn, 1824-1918. person
associatedWith Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. person
associatedWith Watson, Miss, person
correspondedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
associatedWith Willets, Gilson, b. 1869 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Texas--Galveston
New York (N.Y.)
Austin (Tex.)
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Ẁomen authors, American--Correspondence
Women novelists--Archives
Women novelists, American--Correspondence
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Birth 1831-03-29

Death 1919-03-10

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