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Joseph Hartwell Barrett


"He was born in Ludlow, Vt., April 15, 1824, a son of Edward and Abi (Bassett) Barrett. Preparing at Black River Academy, he graduated from Middlebury College, 1845; taught in New York City, at Walpole, N.H., and at Chester, Vt. In 1848 he edited the Middlebury Galaxy. He studied law; was admitted to the bar, 1851; was town representative from Middlebury, 1851-2; state senator, 1853-4; editor of the Cincinnati Daily Gazette, 1859-61; delegate to Republican national convention, 1860; editor of the Cincinnati Mail Chronicle, 1868-79; U.S. Commissioner of Pensions. 1861-68. He married Harriet Whiting Lowell, 1853. Died April 9, 1910."

[Walter John Coates (ed.), A Bibliography of Vermont Poetry and Gazetteer of Vermont Poets 23 (Montpelier: Vermont Historical Society, 1942)] [Vol. 1] [Vol. 2, apparently, was never published]


Joseph H. Barrett, Life of Abraham Lincoln, (of Illinois.) With a condensed view of his most important speeches; also a sketch of the life of Hannibal Hamlin (of Maine.)(Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1860) [online text]

______________, Life of Abraham Lincoln: presenting his early history, political career, and speeches in and out of Congress; also, a general view of his policy as president of the United States; with his messages, proclamations, letters, etc., and a history of his eventful administration, and of the scenes attendant upon his tragic and lamented demise (Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin, 1865) [online text] (New York & Chicago: Lommis National Library Association, 1888)(New York: Wm. L. Allison, 1889)(New York: W.L. Allison, 1899)

_____________, Life of Abraham Lincoln: his early history, political career, speeches in and out of Congress, together with many characteristic stories and yarns by and concerning Lincoln which has earned for him the sobriquet - "The story telling president" (Chicago: Vosbrink Mercantile Co., 1902)(Chicago: Donohue, 1902) [online text]

_____________, Abraham Lincoln and His Presidency (Cincinnati: Robert Clarke Company, 1903)(1904) [online text]