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Barber, John Warner 1798-1885

Overview
Works: 425 works in 1,415 publications in 1 language and 12,107 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Poetry  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Census data  Genealogy  Gazetteers  Juvenile works  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Engraver, Illustrator, Compiler, Composer, Publisher, Other
Classifications: F134, 974.9
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Historical collections : being a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c., relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Massachusetts, with geographical descriptions by John Warner Barber( )

67 editions published between 1839 and 2015 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical sketches of more than 300 Massachusetts towns from Abington to Yarmouth
Connecticut historical collections, containing a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c., relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Connecticut, with geographical descriptions by John Warner Barber( Book )

34 editions published between 1836 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American engraver and historian John Warner Barber (1798-1885) was well known for his books on local, state, and national history. This work, first published in 1857, opens with an outline history of Connecticut and includes several interesting lists (New Haven planters in 1643 and all 127 persons holding land in Hartford in 1639, for example), as well as statistical tables from the 1840 and 1850 census. The content is then arranged by county in the order in which they were created: Hartford; New Haven; New London; Fairfield; Windham; Litchfield; Middlesex; and, finally, Tolland. Alphabetical town profiles that contain newspaper extracts and biographies of some prominent and interesting residents follow a brief history of each county, including substantial history of persons that served in the Revolutionary War. As always, Barber includes fascinating and unique pieces of information that would otherwise be difficult to find. His attractive illustrations bring to life gravestones, churches, town commons, and historical scenes. There are even Revolutionary War-era plans of the 'downtown' areas of Hartford and Middletown showing individual building occupants
History and antiquities of New haven, Conn., from its earliest settlement to the present time by John Warner Barber( )

46 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical collections of the State of New York : containing a general collection of the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c. relating to its history and antiquities, with geographical descriptions of every township in the State by John Warner Barber( Book )

48 editions published between 1841 and 2018 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1841." Bibliographical footnotes
Interesting events in the history of the United States: : being a selection of the most important and interesting events which have transpired since the discovery of this country to the present time. by John Warner Barber( )

11 editions published between 1828 and 1967 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Amistad captives by John Warner Barber( Book )

15 editions published between 1840 and 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account from 1840 of the Amistad captives and their struggle for freedom.  This account includes interesting descriptions of the men on the ship, with Cinque described in the most detail; even a phrenological assessment of his head is included.  Phrenologists believed that a person's character could be determined by studying their skull
All the western states and territories, from the Alleghanies to the Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf : containing their history from the earliest times ... by John Warner Barber( )

26 editions published between 1867 and 2019 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“Barber and Howe go west! This 1868 collaboration from American historians John Warner Barber (1798-1885) and Henry Howe (1816-1893) surveys twenty-one states (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin) and nine territories (Arizona, Colorado, Dacotah [sic], Idaho, Indian [Territory], Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington) during a period of rapid growth and transformation for the nation. There is even an article on “Russian America,” describing the territory newly acquired through the 1867 purchase of Alaska. This book includes “history from the earliest times,” descriptions of interesting “incidents from pioneer life,” and nearly 250 illustrations. In its time, Western States was a valued resource for Westerners, and served as a “wish book” for Easterners dreaming of a life in the west. More than 150 years later, it will afford many hours of enjoyment and instill pride in those whose ancestors were part of the 19th-century movement of settlers into the American West.” – back cover
Historical, poetical and pictorial American scenes : principally moral and religious : being a selection of interesting incidents in American history to which is added a historical sketch of each of the United States by John Warner Barber( Book )

31 editions published between 1850 and 1852 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and antiquities of New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania ... by John Warner Barber( )

15 editions published between 1842 and 2017 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical scenes in the United States, or, A selection of important and interesting events in the history of the United States : illustrated by numerous engravings by John Warner Barber( )

5 editions published between 1827 and 2015 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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All the western states and territories, from the Alleghanies to the Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf : containing their history from the earliest times ...
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Connecticut historical collections, containing a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c., relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Connecticut, with geographical descriptionsAll the western states and territories, from the Alleghanies to the Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf : containing their history from the earliest times ...
Alternative Names
Barber, J. W.

Barber, J.W. 1798-1885

Barber, J. W. (John Warner)

Barber, J.W. (John Warner), 1798-1885

Barber, John 1798-1885

Barber, John W.

Barber, John W. 1798-1885

Barber, John W. (John Warner), 1798-1885

Barber, John Warner 1798-1885

John Warner Barber

John Warner Barber American engraver

John Warner Barber Amerikaans historicus (1798-)

John Warner Barber historiador estadounidense

John Warner Barber historiador estauxunidense (1798–1885)

Warner Barber, John 1798-1885

جون وارنر باربر مؤرخ من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

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