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Sir John Barrow (1764–1848)

Barrow, Sir John. A notable English writer on travels; born at Dragley Beck, Lancashire, June 19, 1764; died in London, Nov. 23, 1848. His numerous and extended journeys are recounted in ‘Travels to China’ (1804), ‘Voyage to Cochin-China,’ ‘Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa’ (1806), and various diaries, with an accuracy beyond question, and a conscientious devotion to science equaled only by the modesty of his own disparagement of the results of his investigations.