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vol. i. 1869, vol. ii. 1870; "The Golden Gate," 1869–70; "Lives of the Saints," 15 vols., 1872–77; "Some Modern Difficulties, a course of Lectures preached at St. Paul's Cathedral," 1874; "The Lost and Hostile Gospels: an Essay on the Toledoth Jeschu, and the Petrine and Pauline Gospels of the First Three Centuries of which Fragments remain," 1874; "Yorkshire Oddities," 2 vols., 1874; "Some Modern Difficulties," in nine lectures, 1875; "Village Sermons for a Year," 1875; "The Vicar of Morwenstowe," 1876; "The Mystery of Suffering," 1877; "Germany, Present and Past," 1879; "The Preacher's Pocket," 1880; "The Village Pulpit," 1881; "Nichalah: a Story of the Essex Marshes," 1880; "Zitta: a Black Forest Romance" (published in German 1882, in English 1883). He was editor of The Sacristy, a quarterly review of ecclesiastical art and literature, 1871–73.


BARKER, Mary Ann (Lady), is the eldest daughter of the late Hon. W. G. Stewart, Island Secretary of Jamaica, in which island she was born. Being sent to England at two years old, she was educated at home, and returned to Jamaica in 1850. In 1852 she married Captain G. R. Barker, Royal Artillery, who afterwards distinguished himself very highly in the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny, and was made K.C.B. for services in the field. Lady Barker went out to India to join Sir George early in 1860, but he died in the autumn of that year, and she returned to England. In 1865 Lady Barker married Mr. Frederick Napier Broome, then of Canterbury, New Zealand, and accompanied him back to the Middle Island. Early in 1869 Mr. Napier Broome and Lady Barker returned to England. "Station Life in New Zealand," from Lady Barker's pen, was published in the autumn of that year, and its success encouraged the author to write, in the following year, a small volume for children, called "Stories About." So popular did this second work become, that it was soon followed by "A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters," "Spring Comedies," a novelette; "Travelling About," "Holiday Stories," "Ribbon Stories," "Sybil's Book," " Station Amusements in New Zealand," "Boys," "Bet of Stow," besides many short articles for the leading magazines. In the spring of 1874 Lady Barker also published a little book, called "First Principles of Cooking," of which the circulation has been very large; and almost immediately after its appearance she was appointed to the post of Lady Superintendent of the National Training School of Cookery, in Exhibition Road, South Kensington. Lady Barker was also editor of Evening Hours, a family magazine. For several years Lady Barker resided with her husband in South Africa. Her experiences of that country are described in "A Year's Housekeeping in South Africa," 1877.


BARKLY, Sir Henry, K.C.B., G.C.M.G., is of Scottish extraction, being the only son of the late Æneas Barkly, Esq., of Ross-shire, an eminent West India merchant in London, where he was born in 1815. Having received a sound commercial education at Bruce Castle School, Tottenham, he applied himself to business, in which he obtained that practical experience which has placed him in the foremost rank of our colonial administrators. In 1845 he was elected M.P. for Leominster, which constituency he represented till 1849, as a "firm supporter of Sir R. Peel's commercial policy." In 1849 he was appointed Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the settlement of British Guiana (where he owned estates), and during his governorship laid before Parliament some valuable information respecting the colony; advocating the introduc-