Fruit grower, poet, author, founding force of Letchworth Garden City. Wrote biography of Abraham Lincoln for Everyman series. 1881 Census, son age 7, scholar. 1891 Census son age 17 1897 Jun 19 Leicester Chronicle: Marriage on Wednesday at the Friends Meeting House, Warwick of Mr Henry Binns, son of Mr Richard Binns of Cross Axbridge, Somerset to Miss Katherine Ellis daughter of Mr James Ellis of Gynsills, Leicestershire, ex-member of Parliament for the Bosworth Division. 1897 Jul 4 Immigration at Philadelphia of Henry Bryan Binns aboard Belgenland from Liverpool, age 24, married fruit grower [farmer] accompanied by Katherine Ellis Binns going to brother-in-law Alex Ellis at Weimar, California for protracted sojourn. 1897 Fruit grower. Soon moved to York and became friend of John Wilhelm Rowntree. 1898 Started periodical "Present Day Papers" with J. W. Rowntree in York. Ceased publication in 1902 1901 Census married head at Front Street, Acomb, York, age 27, private secretary, worker at home. Also present was Annie Elizabeth Clapham, unmarried visitor, age 46, born Leicester 1903 Co-author with John Wilhelm Rowntree of 'A History of the Adult School Movement' 1904-05 Writing letters from 3 Cavendish Mansions, West Hampstead NW 1905 Nov 13 The Times; Review of his book "The Life of Walter Whitman" 1907 Author of Botticelli by Henry Bryan Binns, published in London by T C & E C Jack, in New York by Frederick A Stokes 1909 Sep 1 The Educational Times: Review of "A Century of Education", being the Centenary History of the British and Foreign School Society 1808-1908. By Henry Bryan Binns [Dent]. It includes appendixes by Dr. T.J.Macnamara, M.P.; Mr. Sidney Webb; Prof Foster Watson; and Mr Graham Wallas. 1911 Census at 12 Watchbell Street, Rye, Sussex, married boarder age 37, private means, author, own account at home. Married head was James Albert Lancaster, age 45, gardener domestic. House had 6 rooms 1913 Executor of father's will, occupation author 1915 April: A book of poetry by Henry Bryan On page 2 and 3 you will find a photo with the author fronting his house in Gockham Hill, Kent. He has written “ Henry Bryan Binns and his house at Gockham Hill, Kent, and on the right side of photo he has written “My study window”. On page 3 he has written : 28 Jan 1920. “ A tiny book grown on these hills”. From Henry Bryan Binns, Edenbridge, Kent. This text is written to Grøndahl. Probably a Norwegian friend who lived in the area. Binns issued in London 1915 by A.C Fifield, 13 Clifford’s Inn. 1920 28th January at Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent 1923 Feb 28 The Times: Death on 23rd Feb at Sidmouth, Devon, Henry Bryan Binns, of Crockham Hill, Kent, in his 50th year 1923 Mar Q Death of Henry B Binns registered in Honiton age 49 1923 Jul 19 Probate at London of Henry Bryan Binns late of Spark Haw, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent who died 23 Feb 1923 at 1 Clifton Place, Sidmouth, Devon to his widow Katharine Binns. £2057.
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