Bernard Barton letters with poems and engraved portrait, 1836-1838.


Bernard Barton letters with poems and engraved portrait, 1836-1838.

The collection consists of three items, including: signed, manuscript poem, 29 July 1836, with first line, The statue rear'd in days gone by; letter to Fisher's Co., booksellers, with integral envelope, postmarked 5 Aug. 1838, consisting chiefly of a poem, Stanzas Suggested by a drawing of Felix Neff's Church, with a brief note chiding the recipients for not answering his previous letters; also, signed undated poem, probably part of a letter, titled, On the Prayer of the Poor Publican, mounted on sheet with engraved portrait of Barton by F. Croll.

3 items.

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Croll, F. (Francis), 1827-1854 (person)

Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849 (person)

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...