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Barker, family, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSBARKER

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Barker family MSS

Short Title: Barker, family, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [c. 1849]-1940

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2 volumes

Name of creator(s): John Crawford Barker; Alleyne Higgs Barker; and others.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: William Higgs Barker, Hebraist and headmaster, was born in London and educated at the newly-founded St Paul's School and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1765 and subsequently taking holy orders. In 1767 Barker was elected headmaster of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Carmarthen, where he continued to teach until 1815. He was ordained rector of Bleddfa in Radnorshire from 1793 and vicar of St Peter's, Carmarthen from 1796, holding both positions until his death. He published Grammar of the Hebrew Language ... in 1774 and a Hebrew and English Lexicon in 1812. William Higgs Barker's youngest son, the Reverend John Crawford Barker, served as rector of St George's, Grenada. His grandson, the Reverend Alleyne Higgs Barker, served as vicar of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, [c. 1849]-1940, relating to the Barker family of Carmarthen comprising a transcript, 1818 and 1838, by the Reverend John Crawford Barker of a memoir of his father, the Reverend William Higgs Barker, master of Carmarthen Grammar School, 1767-1796, and vicar of St Peter's, Carmarthen, 1796-1816; and a journal of a tour in Switzerland and Italy, 1863, by the Reverend Alleyne Higgs Barker, vicar of Rickmansworth and grandson of the Reverend William Higgs Barker, with comments, maps, sketches, photographs, related press cuttings, etc. added at a later date.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23188-23189.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Description based on Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Dylan's Bookstore, Swansea, in 1993.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003); Oxford Dictionary of National Biography WWW site.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Italy | Description and travel
Switzerland | Description and travel

Personal names
Barker , Alleyne Higgs , ca. 1805-1884
Barker , John Crawford , b. ca. 1791
Barker , William Higgs , 1744-1815
Barker family , of Carmarthen.

Corporate names

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