Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849

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Quaker poet.

From the description of Letter : Woodbridge, to Robert Baldwin, London, 1820 Apr. 18. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28303417

Bernard Barton was born in Carlisle in 1784 and attended a Quaker school in Ipswich, before being apprenticed to a shopkeeper at Halstead in Essex in 1798. In 1806 he moved to Woodbridge in Suffolk and went into business with his brother. Apart from a short time spent in Liverpool following the death of his wife, Barton remained in Woodbridge until his death in 1849. He was a minor poet, the friend of Lamb and Southey, and author of ten volumes of verse and also of a number of hymns

From the guide to the Correspondence and literary manuscripts of Bernard Barton, with related materials, 1818-1848, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

English Quaker poet.

From the description of The caterpillar's love-less form : poem : Woodbridge, Suffolk : autograph manuscript signed, 1831 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870157

Bernard Barton, the Quaker poet, was born in Carlisle, and apprenticed as a shopkeeper; after trying several occupations, he became a clerk in Alexander's Bank, where he stayed for forty years. Throughout his life he published poetry, which was often popular, but the verses were uneven, and the general consensus is Barton did not work hard at his poetry. His writing did allow him to become friend and correspondent with several important literary figures, including Charles Lamb, Robert Southey, and George Gordon, Lord Byron. His daughter, Lucy, and his sister, Maria Hack, were also writers.

From the description of Bernard Barton letters with poems and engraved portrait, 1836-1838. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 74150132

Bernard Barton, English Quaker poet. Author of many volumes of poetry, including Verses on the Death of P. B. Shelley (1822), he is chiefly remembered as the friend of Charles Lamb.

From the description of Bernard Barton manuscript material : 13 items, ca. 1819-1846 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 75650200

From the guide to the Bernard Barton manuscript material : 15 items, ca. 1819-1846, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Epithet: Reverend

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x0002ba

English Quaker Poet.

From the description of Autograph manuscript poem : Woodbridge, to Rev. J. Mitford of Benhall, [18--]. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 82483860

Bernard Barton (1784-1849), poet, was born in Carlisle on 31 January 1784, the son of quakers. After attending the quaker school at Ipswich, he was apprenticed to a shopkeeper at Halstead, Essex. In 1807 he entered into partnership as a coal and corn merchant at Woodbridge, but abandoned business in 1808, and became a tutor in Liverpool. He returned to Woodbridge in 1809, and was employed thereafter as a banking clerk. Barton published poems, including the collections The convict's appeal (1818) and Household verses (1845), and was intimate with many of the leading literary figures of his day. He died on 19 February 1849.

Barton's principal correspondent in the letters is Elizabeth Cowell, daughter of the Revd John Charlesworth, and wife of the scholar Edward Byles Cowell.

From the guide to the Bernard Barton: Letters and Related Papers, 1834-1848, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Letter to [?]. Woodbridge. 1846 Apr. 14. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Correspondence of Archibald Constable, with some related material, ca. 1788-1827 %Leeds University Library
referencedIn Autograph album, 1817-1873 and undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf FORTY-NINE original letters from Charles Lamb to Bernard Barton, the Quaker poet; 11 Sept. 1822-21 Apr. 1831. Hologr., except f. 37, which is a copy by Barton, the original verses "For Lucy Barton's Album" having been taken for insertion there. They ... British Library
creatorOf Leigh, Chandos, 1791-1850. Chandos Leigh manuscript material : 4 items, 1824-1835 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849,. Autograph letter signed from Bernard Barton to Rev. E.N. Reeve [manuscript], 1836 November 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Smiley family. Friends Historical Association records, 1778-[ca. 1915]. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Constable, Archibald, 1774-1827. Correspondence of Archibald Constable, with some related material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Lofft, Capel, 1751-1824,. Autograph letter signed from Capel Lofft, White Horse, Ipswich, to Mr. Barton, Woodbridge [manuscript], 1813 May 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Letter : Woodbridge, to Robert Baldwin, London, 1820 Apr. 18. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn English-language manuscript verse in the Houghton Library: First-line index, ca. 1000-ca. 1820. Houghton Library
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Letter to George [?]. Woodbridge. 1847 Nov. 12. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Autograph album, 1817-1873 and undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Autograph letters signed (8) : mainly Woodbridge, to various recipients, 1809-1846 Mar. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. ALS, [18]38 January 11 : Woodbridge to Elizabeth Sims. Haverford College Library
referencedIn FitzGerald, Edward, 1809-1883. Letter, [1849] : to "Dear Milnes" [Richard Monckton Milnes]. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Letter, 1835, Feb. 9, Woodbridge, Eng., to Edward Moxon, London. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Talfourd, Thomas Noon, Sir, 1795-1854. Letter : London, to Bernard Barton, 1821 Feb. 15. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Lloyd, Charles, 1775-1839. Letters to Bernard Barton, 1821-1833. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. George Crabbe collection, 1776-1932. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn FitzGerald, Edward, 1809-1883. ALS : to an unidentified correspondent, [1849]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Bernard Barton: Letters and Related Papers, 1834-1848 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn George Crabbe collection, 1776-1932 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. George Crabbe collection, 1776-1932. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Watts, Alaric Alexander, 1797-1864. Alaric Watts letters and photograph, 1821-1853. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Linnell, John, 1792-1882. Autograph letter signed : Bayswater, to Bernard Barton, 1830 Apr. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Correspondence and literary manuscripts of Bernard Barton, with related materials, 1818-1848 GB 206 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Letters : to Robert Southey, 1817-1838. Houghton Library
creatorOf Bryan, Daniel. Letter, 1827, June 11, Alexandria, D.C., to Bernard Barton, Esq., Woodbridge, England. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Drake, Nathan, 1766-1836,. Autograph letters signed from Nathan Drake to various recipients, 1799-1831. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Alfred Terhune Collection relating to Edward FitzGerald, 1841-1978 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. [Poems] : autograph manuscripts signed (4) : Woodbridge and [n.p.], 1838 Dec. 13 and [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Davies, Jane Jones. Jane Jones Davies commonplace book : manuscript, 1826-1835. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Southey, Robert, 1774-1843. Letters, 1794-1822, England. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Bernard Barton manuscript material : 15 items, ca. 1819-1846 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn John MacKay Shaw Collection, 1737-2007
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. The caterpillar's love-less form : poem : Woodbridge, Suffolk : autograph manuscript signed, 1831 June 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf FitzGerald, Edward, 1809-1883. Papers of Edward FitzGerald, 1838-1846. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Bernard Barton letters with poems and engraved portrait, 1836-1838. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Tayler, Charles B. (Charles Benjamin), 1797-1875. Autograph album : 1821-1835. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. Collection , 1813-1878. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Letter. [n.d., s.ℓ., s.n.] to "My dear friend." Haverford College Library
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Bernard Barton manuscript material : 13 items, ca. 1819-1846 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Correspondence and literary manuscripts of Bernard Barton, with related materials. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Stoyle, George. Commonplace book, 1848. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Bernard Barton: Letters and Related Papers, 1834-1848 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Barton, Lucy, 1808?-1898. Lucy Barton manuscript material : 2 item, 1849 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lucy Barton manuscript material : 2 items, 1849 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf L. E. L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon), 1802-1838. Autograph letter signed : London, to Bernard Barton, [1823] Sep. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Commonplace book : [Newport, R.I.?], ca.1826-1828. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. Autograph manuscript poem : Woodbridge, to Rev. J. Mitford of Benhall, [18--]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Bernard Barton poem, circa 1816 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Charlton, Elizabeth. [Commonplace book], 1835-1836. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. Letter : to Bernard Barton, undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. ALS, [18]45 February 22 : Woodbridge, [Eng.] to [Joseph Payne] / Bernard Barton. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Pickering, William, 1796-1854. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1827-1837. University of Pennsylvania Library
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English poetry--19th century--Manuscripts--Specimens
Quakers--Correspondence
Quakers--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Authors and publishers--19th century
Portraits, British 19th century
Letters 19th century
Quakers--Poetry
Poets, English--19th century--Correspondence
Quakers--England--Correspondence
English poetry--19th century
English literature--19th century
Letters--19th century
Publishers and publishing--19th century
Poetry
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Birth 1784

Death 1849

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