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BARR, Amelia Edith, author, born in Ulverton, Lancashire, England, 29 March 1831. She was the daughter of the Rev. William Huddleston, and was educated in Glasgow high school. In 1850 she married Robert Barr, son of the Rev. John Barr, of the Scottish Free Kirk. She came to the United States in 1854, and, after a residence of several years in Austin, Texas, removed to Galveston, where in 1867 her husband and three sons died of yellow fever. She came to New York in 1869 with her three daughters, and, after teaching for two years, began to write for publication, producing chiefly sketches and miscellaneous articles for the magazines and newspapers. Her first book was "Romance and Reality" (New York, 1872); "Young People of Shakespeare's Time" (1882); " Cluny McPherson" and " Scottish Sketches" (1883) ; "The Hallam Succession " (i884) ; " The Lost Silver of Briffault" and "Jan Vedder's Wife" (1885); "A Daughter of Fife," "The Last of the McAllisters," and "A Bow of Orange Ribbon" (1886); and "Between two Loves" (London, 1886).
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