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date: 05 June 2020

Barker, Matthew Henry [pseud. the Old Sailor]locked

(1790–1846)
  • A. H. Bullen
  • , revised by Rebecca Mills

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Barker, Matthew Henry [pseud. the Old Sailor] (1790–1846), sailor and writer, was born on 18 July 1790 at Deptford, London, the son of John Theodore Barker (1760-1833) and his wife Martha née Naish. His father had attained some distinction as a dissenting minister at Deptford. At sixteen Barker joined an East Indiaman. Afterwards he served in the ...

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British Library, London
T. H. Ward, ed., (1885); repr. (Graz, 1968)
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