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William Barnes

William Barnes (22 February 1801 – 7 October 1886) was an English writer, poet, Church of England priest, and philologist. He wrote over 800 poems, some in Dorset dialect, and much other work, including a comprehensive English grammar quoting from more than 70 different languages.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1801 (Dorset), Died 1886 (Dorset)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-18035 10-in. 6/29/1916 Don't ceare Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barnes, William," accessed September 21, 2021,

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"Barnes, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 September 2021.

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