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Barnard, Ettwell Augustine Bracher, 1872-1953 (Cambridge and Worcestershire antiquary)



  • Existence: 1872 - 1953


Ettwell Augustine Bracher Barnard was born at Evesham, Worcestershire in 1872, and attended Prince Henry’s Grammar School in the town. He retained close connections with his native county throughout his life, although from the 1920s (and probably earlier) until his death in 1953 he lived in Cambridge. He was a scholarly, dedicated and enthusiastic antiquary, archaeologist and genealogist, possessing what the Worcester Journal described in September 1940 as ‘inexhaustible energy’. During the five years covered by this album (when he was in his late sixties) he served as Honorary Secretary of the Bishop of Ely’s Advisory Committee on the Care of Churches, Vice-Chairman of the Cambridge branch of the Church Union, Vice-President of the Royal Archaeological Institute, a council member of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society and the Council of Archaeological Societies, a member of the committee of the Cambridge & County Folk Museum and of the Colchester Excavation Committee, and a local representative of the British Records Association for both Cambridge and Worcester. In addition he acted as principal assistant to Dr J.A. Venn in the compilation of Alumni Cantabrigienses; edited for publication the collected papers of the Worcestershire antiquary John Humphreys; organised the deposit of the Croome Court archives in Birmingham Reference Library; catalogued the large Prattinton collection in the library of the Society of Antiquaries (of which he was a fellow); and lectured in Cambridge, London, Oxford and Worcestershire.

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Barnard (E.A.B.): Press-cuttings, letters etc.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7797
Scope and Contents The album is titled ‘Barnard Collection. Personalia. E. 1938-1942’. Into it have been pasteda range of items concerning Barnard’s antiquarian activities, including (a) press cuttings containing accounts of lectures given by him, reports of meetings that he attended, and letters written by him; (b) notices of lectures and programmes of meetings of the British Archaeological Association, British Association for the Advancement of Science, Cambridge Antiquarian Society, Cambridge Public...
Dates: 1938-1942
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