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Collection Level Description: The Barbary Files by H.G. Barnby

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Amer. s. 15
Title: The Barbary Files by H.G. Barnby
Dates of Creation: 1783-1829
Extent: 5 volumes, 28 reels of microfilm
Name of Creator: H. G. Barnby

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

No relevant details are available.

Scope and Content

"The Barbary Files": an account of American-North African relations, 1783-1816, by H.G. Barnby, with microfilms of source materials.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by H.G. Barnby in December 1995.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist is also available for this collection.

Publication Note

The Prisoners of Algiers: an account of the forgotten American-Algerian War, 1785-1797by H.G. Barnby is an abridged, published version of "The Barbary Files".

Access Points

Barnby | Henry George | fl 1966

United States | Foreign relations | Algeria

Algeria | Foreign relations | United States

Algeria | History

United States | History

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21 December 2011