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Henri Olivier Edmond (Edmond) Barbier


French translator. Translated works by CD (Journal of researches, Origin 6th ed., Variation 2d ed., Descent 2d ed.), John Lubbock, and Edward Burnett Tylor. Lived in Brighton, Sussex, England, from circa 1857 with his wife and daughter, possibly as a political exile; joined the Literary and Scientific Institution and was on the committee of the French Protestant church. Manager of the newspaper Le XIXe siècle from 1872. Died in Nanterre, 30 September 1880.


Bibliotheque nationale française, (accessed 23 May 2019)

BMD (Birth index) s.v. Barbier, Marguerite

Census returns of England and Wales 1861 (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG9/602/56/42)

Eyben 2017

letter from C.-F. Reinwald, 7 October 1880 and nn. 3–5

Paris & vicinity, France, death notices, 1860–1902 (, accessed 24 May 2019)


BMD: General Register Office, England and Wales civil registration indexes. England & Wales birth index, 1837–1983. England and Wales marriage index, 1837–1983. England and Wales death index, 1837–1983. Online database. Provo, Utah: The Generations Network. 2006.

Eyben, Rosalind. 2017. French and German immigrants to Brighton, 1860–1914: a study of a trilateral relationship. (MA dissertation in history, The Open University.)