Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameSir James Alan Noel BARLOW GCB KBE FSA
Birth1881
Death1968
SpouseEmma Nora DARWIN
Children
Notes for Sir James Alan Noel BARLOW GCB KBE FSA
Sir James Alan Noel Barlow, 2nd Baronet GCB KBE FSA (25 December 1881 – 28 February 1968) was a British civil servant and collector of Islamic and Chinese art.

Biography

Barlow was born in London, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Barlow, 1st Baronet, Royal physician, and his wife Ada Dalmahoy. He was Principal Private Secretary to Ramsay MacDonald, 1933-1934, and later Under-secretary at HM Treasury.

Barlow was a knight three times over; a baronet and a knight of both the Order of the Bath and the Order of the British Empire; CBE 1918, CB 1928, KBE 1938, KCB 1942, GCB 1947.

Barlow married Nora Darwin, the daughter of Horace Darwin, son of Charles Darwin (see Darwin — Wedgwood family). They had six children:

Joan Helen Barlow (26 May 1912 - 21 February 1954)
Sir Thomas Erasmus Barlow, 3rd Baronet (23 January 1914 - 12 October 2003), naval officer.
Erasmus Darwin Barlow (15 April 1915 - 2 August 2005)
Andrew Dalmahoy Barlow (b. 16 September 1916-2006), was the father of mathematician Martin T. Barlow‎.
Hilda Horatia Barlow (b. 14 September 1919) married psychoanalyst John Hunter Padel; their daughter is the poet Ruth Padel.
Horace Basil Barlow (b. 8 December 1921)
Notes for Emma Nora DARWIN
Emma Nora Barlow (née Darwin) (22 December 1885 – December 1989)[1] was the granddaughter of the British naturalist Charles Darwin, who edited and published previously unseen examples of her grandfather's work.

Biography

Nora, as she was known, was the daughter of the civil engineer Horace Darwin and his wife Emma Farrer, daughter of Thomas Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer. She married Alan Barlow, son of the Royal Physician Sir Thomas Barlow. They had six children:

Joan Helen Barlow (26 May 1912 – 21 February 1954)
Sir Thomas Erasmus Barlow, 3rd Bt. (23 January 1914 – 12 October 2003), naval officer.
Erasmus Darwin Barlow (15 April 1915 – 2 August 2005)
Andrew Dalmahoy Barlow (16 September 1916 - 2006)
Hilda Horatia Barlow (b. 14 September 1919) married psychoanalyst John Hunter Padel; their daughter is the poet Ruth Padel.
Horace Basil Barlow (b. 8 December 1921)

She published an unexpurgated version of The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, which had previously had personal and religious material removed by his son, Francis. She also edited several collections of letters and notes, including correspondence between Darwin and John Stevens Henslow, his mentor.

The Columbine flower cultivar Aquilegia "Nora Barlow" is named after Barlow.

In Fiction

Nora Barlow appears as a supporting character in Scott Westerfeld's 2009 young-adult steampunk novel Leviathan. In Westerfeld's alternate history, Barlow is a prominent genetic engineer and diplomat.
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