Bart Kennedy

1861-1930; b. Leeds, of Irish parents; early advocate of ‘tramping’, he wrote Darab’s Wine Cup (1897); The Wandering Romanoff (1898); A Man Adrift (1899), autobiographical; A Sailor Tramp (1902), geographically farflung with measure of auto-biography. In Who’s Who, he accounts for himself as self-educated, mill worker in Manchester; before the mast; labourer and tramp in US; Indian friend and Indian fighter; Klondike goldminer before the Rush; opera singer and actor; drifted into writing. m. 1897. BL 11. SUTH

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