Edward Emilio Barleycorn (1891–1978) a member of one of the prominent Fernandino families of Spanish Guinea (today Equatorial Guinea). In 1928, at the age of 39, he negotiated a labor contract between African farmers of Santa Isabel and the Spanish leaders of Fernando Po (Bioko).
He farmed his father's lands in places like Achepepe and Bantabare, employing relatives like his godmother and aunt Amelia Vivour.
- ^ [From slaving to neoslavery: the bight of Biafra and Fernando Po in the era of abolition, 1827-1930; by I. K. Sundiata; Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1996; ISBN 0-299-14510-7, ISBN 978-0-299-14510-1; p.114]
- ^ Black scandal, America and the Liberian labor crisis, 1929-1936, pp. 219, 351. By I. K. Sundiata, Institute for the Study of Human Issues