biography of William BARBER (1807-1879)

Birth place: London

Death place: Phila., PA

Addresses: Boston; Phila., 1865-79

Profession: Engraver

Studied: Learned to engrave on silver from his father, John Barber

Comments: He was active for about ten years in Boston, but from 1865 until his death he worked as assistant and chief engraver at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. When he died, his son Charles E. Barber (1842-1917) succeeded him as chief engraver.

Sources: G&W; Stauffer; Thieme-Becker; Rutledge, PA.