Author talk:James Burnley

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The following work has been allocated as an attributed work Author:James Burnley (1838-1919)

  • History Of Wool And Wool-Combing (1891)[1]
(conclusion) confirmed by reference to Who's Who for James Burnley as being part of his bibliography
dates of birth amended as proposed, no dates in WsW, evidence provided accepted. To be amended at Authorandbookinfo.

Similarly this work has been attributed

  • Biskra and the desert: a record of a tour in Algeria in the year 1885 ([1906?])[2]

It is my supposition that the above two works are by a different James BURNLEY, b.c1829,

(conclusion) Second book only is be attributed to James Burnley (1829-1907)


Evidence James b.1838/42
  • James Burnley, Occupation: Solicitors Clerk; Unmarried
Birth: abt 1841 - Shipley, Yorkshire, England; Residence: 1861 - Holborn St Andrew, Middlesex, England[3]
  • James Burnley, Occupation: Solicitors Clerk; Spouse: Francis C
Birth: abt 1841 - Shipley, Yorkshire, England; Residence: 1871 - Bowling, Yorkshire, England[4]
  • The author of James of 1842-1919 is Frances Charlotte (Frankleton)[5]
  • Name: James Burnley, Occupation: Author; Spouse: Frances C
Birth: abt 1839 - Shipley, Yorkshire, England; Residence: 1901 - Kew, Surrey, EnglandCite error: Invalid <ref> tag;

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  • The Story Of British Trade has online version and the author page states of Gray's Inns Chambers concurring fact, and most of the other books attributed.
  • Death of James Burnley 1919 aged 82 => b.[6]


Evidence James b.1829
  • In Biskra and the desert in the first few pages there are photos of James and his wife Maria taken in 1883. Photos show middle aged couple, 40+ definitely, possibly 50+.[2]
  • James Burnley; Occupation: Justice of the Peace for the Borough of Bradford, Machine Wool Coomber & Woollen Merchant; Spouse: Mary
Birth: abt 1829 - Bradford, Yorkshire, England; Residence: 1891 - Bramhope, Bramhope, Yorkshire, England[7]
  • James Burnley, Occupation: Commission Wool Comber; Spouse: Mary
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  • Death of James Burnley 1907 aged 78[8]

References[edit]

  1. New General Catalog of Old Books and Authors, names starting with Bus - Buz
  2. 2.0 2.1 Burnley, James, 1842-1919
  3. 1861 England census
  4. 1871 England census
  5. FreeBMD marriage search
  6. Death of James Burnley 1919 aged 82
  7. 1891 England census
  8. Death of James Burnley 1907 aged 78

Response[edit]

As one who has difficulties suffering fools gladly, there is a need to distinguish between the kind of nagging that defines fools and the kind that defines scholars.

Not sure where you are angling. I will just smile politely.

I'm inclined to agree with you about the Biskra book, but not about the wool book. That Burnley (1829) was a wool-comber is not determinative for me. Burnley (1842) was also a Yorkshireman, and would have probably also had an interest in the wool industry. This writing is consistent with some of the other work that he wrote about industrial subjects.

The Biskra book does not appear to be the work of a person with the considerable publishing experience of Burnley-42. With his extensive connections he certainly would not have needed to have the book privately printed. The portrait of his wife "Maria" is not consistent with Burnley-42's wife being Frances. The inscription on the half-title page of the archives.org copy shows that the writer was in Bramhope less than a year before his death. I can't see that Burnley-42 would too inclined to go from London to Yorkshire to autograph a second-rate book, unless there was some kind of family gathering during the Christmas season. Contradicting received wisdom may require a little more effort. Eclecticology (talk) 20:58, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Discussion here and external: Accepted. Attributions defined 2 authors, 1 book each. billinghurst (talk) 02:34, 24 September 2008 (UTC)