Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: Bernard Barton, correspondence and literary manuscripts with related materials

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Title: Bernard Barton, correspondence and literary manuscripts with related materials

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 19c Barton

Creator(s): Barton, Bernard (1784-1849)

Date: 1818-1848

Main language: English

Size and medium: 3 envelopes in 1 box, containing 35 letters, manuscript poems, portraits and drawings

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/7335 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

(Envelope 1) 25 letters to Barton from literary figures, 1818-1836; 3 poems, by Lucy Barton, E. Charlesworth, and J. E. Roscoe; silhouette portrait (unknown); printed sheet featuring portraits of literary figures (Envelope 2) 7 letters from Barton, 1820-1848; 3 poems by Barton; drawing of Barton's house at Woodbridge; silhouette portrait (Envelope 3) 3 letters from Barton, 1833-1845; 4 poems by Barton [1840s]; typed transcript of letter from Barton (manuscripts included).

Includes:
Letters from Barton to:
M.A. Alexander - 25 Sept. 1847
Arthur Clothier - 8 May 1820
Archibald Constable - 11 Apr. 1809; 27 Feb. 1812; n.d.
George Crabbe Jr. - 12 Dec. 1843; 10 Feb. 1845
W.S. Fitch - 20 Apr. 1833
Mrs A.M. Hall - 1 June 1829
Benjamin Head - 23 Oct. 1848; 3 Nov. 1848
Mrs Hunt - 29 Apr. 1835
"Dear Libby" - 20 May 1843
William Pearson -.1 Feb. 1827

Letters to Barton from:
J. Bowing - 17 Aug. 1826
Nathan Drake - 31 Oct. 1829
William Ellis - 22 Nov. 1832
S.C. Hall - 28 May [IB—]
Mrs F. Hemans . 31 Jan. 1827
James Hogg - 18 Aug. 1813
Mary Hewitt 9 Feb. 1832; 12 Aug. 1833
William Jerdan - 13 Oct. [18—]
L.E. Landon - 27 [ 1826
Charles Lloyd - 13 Sept. 1821
James Montgomery - 7 June 1826
Edward Maxon - 10 March 1836
Amelia Opie 17 July 1828
Robert Peel - n.d.
Thomas Pringle - 8 July 1828
E. Romilly - 28 Oct. 1828
J.E. Roscoe - 5 Nov. 1824
W. Roscoe - 17 June 1818
Agnes Strickland n.d.
T.N. Talfourd - 15 Feb. 1836
B. Taylor - 6 April 1835
J. Wiffen 3 May 1824

Administrative or biographical history

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.

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