Harris, John (1756–1846)

Publisher, who mainly specialised in juvenile books. In 1813, in collaboration with C. J. Barrington, he ventured into new territory and suggested that Southey should take up the continuations of John Campbell’s (1708–1775; DNB), Lives of the Admirals and Other Eminent British Seamen (1742–1744). Southey immediately declined the offer on the grounds of his inadequate knowledge of the subject.