Bart Kennedy

1861-1930; b. Leeds, of Irish parents; sailed before the mast [crew]; labourer and tramp in USA; Indian friend and Indian fighter; Klondike goldminer before the Rush; opera singer and actor; drifted into writing; 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 autobiography; accounts for himself in Who’s Who, as a self-educated mill worker in Manchester; m. 1897. BL 11. SUTH

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