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Barrow, John Sir 1764-1848

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Works: 426 works in 1,730 publications in 3 languages and 13,289 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Naval history  Personal narratives  Bibliography  Chronologies  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: G620, 910.410924
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Travels in China, containing descriptions, observations, and comparisons, made and collected in the course of a short residence at the imperial palace of Yuen-min-yuen, and on a subsequent journey through the country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow( Book )
55 editions published between 1804 and 2010 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
In 1792, a British embassy headed by Earl Macartney travelled from Peking (Beijing), China, to Canton (Guangzou) with the aim of improving trade with China. The complete account of the mission was recorded by the Earl's private secretary, Sir John Barrow, in Travels in China (1804), a work intended to 'shew this extraordinary people in their proper colours' as well as to 'divest the court of the tinsel and tawdry varish' which Barrow thought that missionary accounts promoted. Both a paean to British imperial ambitions and a compelling example of early nineteenth-century travel literature, Travels in China presents an account of Chinese government, trade, industry, and cultural and religious practices through the eyes of one of England's most ardent expansionists. Barrow would go on to write an account of the mutiny on H.M.S. Bounty (1831), but Travels in China remained by far the more significant work in his lifetime
A chronological history of voyages into the Arctic regions : undertaken chiefly for the purpose of discovering a north-east, north-west, or polar passage between the Atlantic and Pacific, from the earliest periods of Scandinavian navigation, to the departure of the recent expeditions, under the orders of Captains Ross and Buchan by John Barrow( Book )
47 editions published between 1818 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Reprint of publication published in 1818 by John Murray, London. From the Norse voyages to the departure in 1818 of Captains Ross and Buchan; two appendices on Buchan's expedition into Newfoundland and on Maldonado's supposed voyage
A description of Pitcairn's island and its inhabitants. With an authentic account of the mutiny of the ship Bounty, and of the subsequent fortunes of the mutineers by John Barrow( Book )
36 editions published between 1832 and 1972 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
The mutiny & piratical seizure of H.M.S. Bounty by John Barrow( Book )
42 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Sir John Barrow's classic account of the famous mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty. Barrow critically analyses the evidence of the events taken from the original documents, such as the ship's logs
An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa in the years 1797 and 1798 : including cursory observations on the geology and geography of the southern part of that continent, the natural history of such objects as occurred in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms, and sketches on the physical and moral characters of the various tribes of inhabitants surrounding the settlement of the Cape of Good Hope ... by John Barrow( Book )
42 editions published between 1801 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Although perhaps better known for his accounts of China and the Arctic, this is Barrow's first travel book. He went to the Cape of Good Hope as private secretary to Lord Macartney. " He traversed every part of the colony, and visited the several countries of the Keffirs, the Hottentots, and the Bosjesmen, performing " a journey exceeding one thousand miles on horseback, on foot, and very rarely in a covered wagon, and full half the distance as a pedestrian, and never except for a few nights sleeping under a roof " "--abebooks website
A memoir of the life of Peter the Great by John Barrow( Book )
43 editions published between 1832 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Captain Cook's voyages of discovery by James Cook( Book )
30 editions published between 1860 and 1976 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
The life of George, Lord Anson, admiral of the fleet, vice-admiral of Great Britain, and first lord commissioner of the admiralty, previous to and during, the seven years' war by John Barrow( Book )
32 editions published between 1839 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Sketches of the Royal Society and Royal Society Club. With a new index by John Barrow( Book )
32 editions published between 1848 and 2012 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was a distinguished British government diplomat whose career took him to China and Africa, and who in forty years as Secretary to the Admiralty was responsible for promoting Arctic and Antarctic exploration. A close friend of Sir Joseph Banks, he served on the Council of the Royal Society and as President of the Royal Geographical Society. Sketches of the Royal Society and Royal Society Club was published posthumously in 1849, as a supplement to Barrow's autobiography (also published in this series). It consists of a brief history of the societies, followed by a series of memoirs of presidents of the Royal Society of Barrow's time, and of other leading members of the Society and the Royal Society Club, the elite dining club associated with it. The biographies provide abundant evidence of the central importance of the Royal Society to scientific life in nineteenth-century Britain
The life of Richard, earl Howe, K.G., admiral of the fleet, and general of marines by John Barrow( Book )
24 editions published between 1828 and 2013 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Richard, Earl Howe (1726-99) participated in some of the Royal Navy's most significant conflicts. As captain of the Dunkirk, he fired the first shots of the Seven Years' War off the eastern coast of North America in 1755. After being forced to juggle the demands of the American Revolutionary War with the British government's reluctance to put the ships he needed at his disposal, he resigned his command of the North American Station, but later made a comeback, masterminding the battle against the French on the 'Glorious First of June' in 1794. Prolific author Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) drew on more than 400 of Howe's personal letters in preparing this substantial biography, first published in 1838. Several of Barrow's other works have also been reissued in this series, including his autobiography and accounts of the early years of polar exploration
The eventful history of the mutiny and piratical seizure of H.M.S. Bounty, its causes and consequences by John Barrow( Book )
33 editions published between 1831 and 2010 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
A must-read for true-crime buffs and fans of maritime history, The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences is widely recognized as the most detailed historical account of the mutiny on the Bounty that has spawned dozens of novels, movies, and other pop-culture retellings
A voyage to Cochinchina by John Barrow( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Letter to John Barrow, Esq. on the subject of the polar expedition, or, The reviewer reviewed by John Ross( Book )
6 editions published between 1819 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 libraries worldwide
An auto-biographical memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart., late of the Admiralty : including reflections, observations, and reminiscences at home and abroad, from early life to advanced age by John Barrow( Book )
12 editions published between 1847 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was a distinguished British government servant whose diplomatic career took him to China and Africa, and who in forty years as Secretary to the Admiralty was responsible for promoting Arctic and Antarctic exploration, including the voyages of Sir John Ross, Sir William Parry, Sir James Clark Ross and Sir John Franklin (the last of which famously ended in disaster). Barrow's autobiography, written when he was eighty-three, depicts a life extraordinary for its range of experience and activity, from a small farm in the Furness peninsula to the court of the Emperor of China, and from an apparently settled life as a civil servant at Cape Town to the centre of affairs at a time when the British Navy's reach and influence reached their highest point. This fascinating account will be of interest to anyone interested in exploration and the history of the British Navy
 
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Barrow, Gio.
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Yuehan Baluo 1764-1848 Sir
Yuehan Baluo, Sir, 1764-1848
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