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Hope, James Barron (1829-1887)

Name
Hope, James Barron (1829-1887)
Historical Note
James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of Commodore James Barron (1769-1851) and son of Wilton Hope and Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope (1791-1862). James Barron Hope attended and graduated from the College of William and Mary (1846-48). He practiced law and was the commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Annie Beverley Whiting (1825-1920) in 1857. The couple had two daughters, Jane ("Janey" or "Jennie") Barron Hope (b. 1859?) and Ann ("Nanny") Hope. James Barron Hope is known primarily for his poetry, serving as the official poet of the 250th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement. He published several volumes of writings and also edited newspapers. Hope died in 1887. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: [url=http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/James Barron Hope]http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/James Barron Hope[/url]
Sources

The following four bibliographic references are books that contain poems and stories written by James Barron Hope and located within Swem Library, College of William and Mary. See the College of William and Mary, Swem Library's online catalogue for other published works.

Hope, James Barron.A Collection Of Poems.Richmond: A. Morris, 1859.Call Number: PS1999 .H4 1859

Hope, James Barron.Leon di Monota : And Other Poems.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1857.Call Number: PS1999 .H4 L3 Hope, James Barron.Under The Empire; Or, The Story Of Madelon.Norfolk: J. B. Hope & Co., 1878.Call Number: PS1999 .H4 U5 Hope, James Barron.A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves.Richmond: West, Johnston & Co., 1895.      Call Number: PS1999 .H4 W7     

Newspapers:

The following two bibliographic references refer to daily newspapers that were edited by James Barron Hope and are located within Swem Library, College of William and Mary. The newspapers are both available on microfilm.

Hope, James Barron, ed.The Norfolk Landmark.(Daily Newspaper) Norfolk:

James Barron Hope & Co., 1873-1887.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: AN47 .N67 N492

Hope, James Barron, ed.The Norfolk Virginian.(Daily Newspaper) Norfolk: G.A. Sykes & Co., 1865-1874.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: AN47 .N67 N678

Articles:

The following two articles can be found in the magazine the Virginia Cavalcade, Swem Library Stacks, College of William and Mary. Call Number: F221. V8

Simms, Lyman Moody."James Barron Hope, Virginia's Laureate."In Virginia Cavalcade.Vol. 19, No. 3 (1970), pages 22-29

Wermuth, Paul Charles."An Ode to Reconciliation."In Virginia Cavalcade.Vol. 7, No. 2 (1957), pages 14- 17.

By this creator

Records or Manuscript Collections
Thomas L. Alfriend Papers, 1843-1901
Barron Family Papers, 1793-1942
University Archives Bound Volumes Collection, 1739-1993
James Barron Hope Papers (I), 1790-1965
James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923