Horatio Barber had business partnerships with several men during his two years in Ontario. In Cobalt, he ran a stock exchange, and in Larder Lake, he established a branch office of his Toronto brokerage, Canada Mines. In the first installment of the Co-Stars series, we featured Mr. Browne and Mr. Moore, two Cobalt men who … Continue reading Horatio Barber and his Cobalt Co-Star J.H. Hunter
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While researching Horatio Claude Barber, we uncovered several interesting stories related to his associates. This is the first in a series that features the people who played a supporting role in his Canadian career as a stockbroker in Cobalt and Larder Lake. Cobalt Co-Stars Browne and Moore Barber’s company, the Cobalt Open Call Mining Exchange opened … Continue reading Horatio Barber and his Cobalt Co-Stars Browne and Moore
Barber’s Open Call Mining Exchange was in the heart of Cobalt’s commercial district, “The Square.” All were welcome to join, as long as they could afford the $50 membership fee. The building was located on Argentite Street, opposite to where the Golden Age Club is located today. By the end of 1906, Barber had moved … Continue reading Wildcat
It is possible that the image from the March 1909 edition of Punch was on Barber’s mind when he wrote Airy Nothings, a small book of six chapters and a poem. Horatio penned the curious volume while he was on a fortnight’s leave in Torquay. Most of the chapters are lightly disguised accounts of his … Continue reading Why Airy Somethings?
Horatio Barber was an excellent self-promoter. Due to the nature of the man and the nature of his businesses, his name was often in the news. While he worked as a stockbroker in Canada, he submitted media releases and large, wordy advertisements to the newspapers around the world. Later, while involved in aviation in the … Continue reading Horatio Barber is back in Headline News!