The Times/1909/Obituary/George Barnett Smith
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Mr. George Barnett Smith
Mr. George Barnett Smith, author and journalist, died at his residence in Bournemouth on Saturday, at the age of 57.Born near Halifax and educated at the British Lancasterian School in that town. Mr. George Barnett Smith came as a young man to London, and was a member, first of the editorial staff of the Globe, and afterwards of that of the Echo. As an author, his principal fields were history and literary and political biography. For the "Encyclopædia Britannica" he wrote the article on Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and further article for the supplement to that work, and was a contributor also to the "Dictionary of National Biography." His books included a critical biography of Shelley, and lives of Gladstone, Victor Hugo, Ferdinand de Lesseps, John Bright and Queen Victoria, besides several literary and political studies, and a history of the English Parliament. He was also a contributor to The Times and the Edinburgh Review/ Something, too, of an artist, he was one of those whom the revival of English etching induced, some years ago, to take up that art, and he practised it with considerable success.