Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr Papers 1861-1916


Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr Papers, 1861-1916

Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr Papers 1861-1916

Picture and letters of Barr (1831-1919), novelist, concern her personal and professional activities and contain descriptions of events in Austin in 1861, in Galveston during Reconstruction, and in New York at the turn of the century.


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Barr, Amelia E., 1831-1919 (person)

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 ...

Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston (person)

Amelia Barr, writer, daughter of William Henry and Mary (Singleton) Huddleston, was born in Ulverston, Lancashire, England, on March 29, 1831. Her father was a Methodist minister. She was educated in music and literature and taught in a girls' school before she married Robert Barr, an accountant, of Glasgow. After Barr lost his fortune, the couple sailed for America. They lived briefly in Chicago and Memphis and in 1856 settled in Austin, Texas, where Barr found employment as an aud...