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Harold Primrose Barker

Born: 10th August 1869
Died: 18th April 1952


Death Location

Intro, Biographical Information, Notes etc:

Tom said ...

From Letters of Interest, June 1952.

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 : 02:02
Michael Schneider said ...
What is the source for 2 August being Barker's birthday? An article in the "The Witness" 1968, p. 186 says 10 August.
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 : 01:59
Marty said ...
Harold Primrose BARKER {UK} (M: 1869 Aug 2 - 1952 Apr 18)
From Start To Finish [?]
Review And Reward [?]
Canadian Incidents [?]
Christ In The Minor Prophets [n|?]
Dates and initials are sometimes all over the board.
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 : 02:43
Michael Schneider said ...
OK, thanks. Is that a trustworthy website? More trustworthy than the "Witness" I mean?
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 : 03:57
Marty said ...
It's as trustworthy as the typesetter in any venue.
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 : 07:18
Timothy Stunt said ...
Forgive me, Marty, if I seem a bit sceptical. Although has an astonishing fund of information, the compiler doesn't indicate his sources and in the Barker entry gives only four titles with no dates of publication. The article in the Witness appeared over the name of 'Touchstone' which was the nom-de-plume of Cecil Howley, the editor of the magazine in 1968. Mr Howley was a very precise person and it would be unlike him to have been careless. On the other hand a random google search at suggests that HPB was born in July 1869!
The favourite recollection of HPB in our family was connected with his deafness. When he asked my brother what his name was, my brother timidly (and scarcely audibly) replied: "Christopher." "Oh" replied HPB, "Hmm...Nebuchadnezzar... funny name for a small boy?!" A reply which reduced my brother to tears... Timothy Stunt
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 : 02:14
Michael Schneider said ...

10 August is correct. I've ordered a copy of Barker's birth registration:

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 : 23:07

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