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PHILLIPS, Barrier, journalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 November, 1828. He was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1847, studied in France and Germany, and became a journalist. Since 1872 he has been connected with the New York "Times" in a literary capacity. During 1878-'86 he was secretary of the American fish-cultural association, and in 1882 he was appointed honorary agent of the United States national museum, which place he still holds. Besides numerous articles on fish-culture and archaelogy, he has published "The Struggle," a novel (New York, 1878), and " Burning their Ships " (1879).
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