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Robert Barr (1850–1912)

Barr, Robert. A Scottish author; born in Glasgow about 1855; died at Woldingham, Surrey, Oct. 21, 1912. He spent his childhood in Canada, drifted into journalism, joined the staff of Detroit Free Press, and wrote under the name of “Luke Sharp.” He went to London in 1881 and founded The Idler with Jerome K. Jerome, but retired to devote himself to fiction. He was author of a number of novels: ‘In the Midst of Alarms’ (1894); ‘The Face and the Mask’ (1895); ‘One Day’s Courtship’ (1896); ‘A Woman Intervenes’ (1896); and others.