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Matthew Henry Barker (1790–1846)

Barker, Matthew Henry. An English novelist; born at Deptford in 1790; died in London, June 29, 1846. He followed the sea, and under the name of “The Old Sailor” wrote spirited sea tales, very popular in their day. They include: ‘Land and Sea Tales’ (1836); ‘Life of Nelson’ (1836); ‘Topsail-sheet Blocks’ (3 vols., 1838); and ‘The Victory, or the Wardroom Mess’ (1844).