Barber, John Warner, 1798-1885Alternative names
Engraver (of both copper and wood), topographical draftsman, and historian. Born February 2, 1798 in East Windsor, Conn.; apprenticed to Abner Reed, engraver; operated his own engraving business in New Haven; studied history and traveled the eastern U.S., gathering information for the books which he wrote and then illustrated with his engravings; died in New Haven on June 22, 1885.
From the description of John Warner Barber scrapbook pages, 1832-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502717
Engraver and historian, of New Haven, Conn.
From the description of John Warner Barber papers, 1813-1883. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 435676127
John Warner Barber (1798-1885) was an American printmaker, author, and publisher born in East Windsor, Connecticut. He is best known for books on state, national, and local history, in which his engravings caught the flavor and appearance of city, town, and countryside in his day.
From the description of John Warner Barber drawings of Massachusetts towns, ca. 1839. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612764542
From the guide to the John Warner Barber drawings of Massachusetts towns, ca. 1839., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)
John Warner Barber, engraver and historian, was born in 1798 and raised in East Windsor, Conn.
Following an apprenticeship to a bank-note engraver, Barber opened his own engraving business in 1823 in New Haven, Conn. Later he began to personally collect information relative to the local histories of various eastern states. Barber produced numerous local and regional histories between 1827 and 1865 illustrated with his own copperplate engravings. He was also much taken with the teachings of the gospel and produced several religious works. He died in New Haven in 1885.
From the description of Notes : New Haven, Conn., 1835-1878. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36124619
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|South Windsor (Conn.)|
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