His father was a master pearl button maker who later became a retail brewer. Henry Baron attended the
He described himself as a lithographic artist but his wife referred to him as a commercial artist as he went into business in the city as a commercial artist. He designed product labels and the art work for some series of cigarette cards for W.D. & H.O. Wills.As botanical artist and lithographer he contributed to J.H.Maiden, The flowering plants and ferns of New South Wales (1895-1898).
From his library, it seems he was a typical, educated Victorian man who was interested in a great variety of subjects including natural science.
He always spelt “Allcock” with two “l”s and that is how it is spelt on his birth certificate although some other relations spelt it with one “l”.
Source: Extracted from: Harley Tarrant, grandson, pers comm (email) + photo 16/7/2009.
H.Hewson Australia - 300 Years of Botanical Illustration (1999)