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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Bernard Barker

Author: Bernard Barker (1846–1882)

Alternate Name(s): William Barnard Barker (legal name)

Biography: William Bernard Barker was born in 1846 in Erpingham, Norfolk, the son of bank manager Richard Barker. A graduate of New College, Oxford, he worked as a journalist and editor of the Bazaar and Exchange and Mart. He also wrote a single novel, Eliot the Younger (1878). While on holiday in Norfolk, he waded into a pond "while heated" and caught a fatal chill. He died on 13 September 1882 leaving a wife.

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References: Boase; Norwich Mercury (20 September 1882)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Eliot the Younger: A Fiction in Freehand.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1878.