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Barnard Family Papers, 1807-1969, bulk 1850-1911

Series III: Anna Eliza Barnard, 1880-1912

Series III is composed of Anna Eliza "Widie" Barnard's correspondence and financial records dating from 1880 to 1912. The bulk of the materials date from 1880 through 1884. These dates correspond to the years she acted as the head of her household: during her husband John G. Barnard's last illness, and after his death on May 14, 1882. Her earlier correspondence and financial records are located in Series II.

Topics of correspondence in Series III include John G. Barnard's illness, which seems to have had physical and mental components; the education of John G. and Widie's children, John H., Jennie, and Nannie; the travels of Barnard family members and friends; and the welfare of Christ Church in Sheffield, Massachusetts, of which the Barnard family were members. A small amount of correspondence dating from 1884 to roughly 1888 deals with the Porter family dispute, including a draft of an 1887 letter by Anna E. Barnard to the editor of the New York Times. Frequent correspondents include Charlotte Ramsay Hall, Jane Brand Barnard, Anna McHenry Barnard, Augustus Porter Barnard, John Hall Barnard, Sydney Carr Cary, Sophia McHenry Brand, Jane Margaret Carr Cary, Anna Ledoux, H. Castegrier, Mary E. Dewey, William W. R. Hall, and Jane Augusta Porter.

Financial records in Series III document management of the Barnard family's financial and real estate assets and the distribution of John G. Barnard's estate. Records of family members' day-to-day expenses, especially those incurred during Anna E. Barnard's 1882-1883 travels in Europe, are included. The series also includes records related to the Sheffield Cemetery Association, of which Anna E. Barnard was a founding member. Correspondence related to financial management is grouped alongside other financial records in Series III.

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Box 14 Correspondence, 1880 January


Box 14 Correspondence, 1880 February


Box 14 Correspondence, 1880 March


Box 14 Correspondence, 1880 April


Box 14 Correspondence, 1880 May



Box 15 Correspondence, 1880 June


Box 15 Correspondence, 1880 July


Box 15 Correspondence, 1880 August


Box 15 Correspondence, 1880 September


Box 15 Correspondence, 1880 October


Box 15 Correspondence, 1880 November


Box 15 Correspondence, 1880 December


Box 15 Correspondence (no month), 1880



Box 16 Correspondence, 1881 January


Box 16 Correspondence, 1881 February


Box 16 Correspondence, 1881 March


Box 16 Correspondence, 1881 April



Box 17 Correspondence, 1881 May


Box 17 Correspondence, 1881 June


Box 17 Correspondence, 1881 July


Box 17 Correspondence, 1881 August



Box 18 Correspondence, 1881 September


Box 18 Correspondence, 1881 October


Box 18 Correspondence, 1881 November


Box 18 Correspondence, 1881 December


Box 18 Correspondence (no month), 1881



Box 33 William W. R. Hall letter, 1881 December 22



Box 19 Correspondence, 1882 January


Box 19 Correspondence, 1882 February


Box 19 Correspondence, 1882 March


Box 19 Correspondence, 1882 April


Box 19 Correspondence, 1882 May



Box 20 Correspondence, 1882 June


Box 20 Correspondence, 1882 July


Box 20 Correspondence, 1882 August


Box 20 Correspondence, 1882 September


Box 20 Correspondence, 1882 October


Box 20 Correspondence, 1882 November


Box 20 Correspondence, 1882 December


Box 20 Correspondence (no month), 1882



Box 31 Plan for a grave marker for John G. Barnard, circa 1882



Box 21 Correspondence, 1883 January


Box 21 Correspondence, 1883 February


Box 21 Correspondence, 1883 March


Box 21 Correspondence, 1883 April


Box 21 Correspondence, 1883 May


Box 21 Correspondence, 1883 June


Box 21 Correspondence, 1883 July


Box 21 Correspondence, 1883 August


Box 21 Correspondence, 1883 September


Box 21 Correspondence, 1883 October


Box 21 Correspondence, 1883 December


Box 21 Correspondence (no month), 1883


Box 21 Correspondence, 1884 January-March


Box 21 Correspondence, 1884 April-June


Box 21 Correspondence, 1884 July-September


Box 21 Correspondence, 1884 October-December



Box 22 Correspondence, 1885


Box 22 Correspondence, 1886


Box 22 Correspondence, 1887


Box 22 Correspondence, 1888


Box 22 Correspondence, 1889


Box 22 Correspondence, 1891


Box 22 Correspondence, 1895


Box 22 Correspondence, 1896


Box 22 Correspondence, 1897


Box 22 Correspondence, 1898


Box 22 Correspondence, 1902


Box 22 Correspondence, 1903


Box 22 Correspondence, 1907


Box 22 Correspondence, 1909


Box 22 Correspondence, undated



Box 23 Anna E. Hall confirmation certificate, 1846


Box 23 Tithes, 1859-1861


Box 23 Bills and financial correspondence, 1880



Box 31 Values of china purchased and used in Dresden, circa 1880-1884



Box 23 Bills and financial correspondence, 1881


Box 23 Anna E. Barnard power of attorney and committee appointment for John G. Barnard, 1881-1882


Box 23 Bills and financial correspondence, 1882



Box 24 Bills and financial correspondence, 1883



Box 32 Trust Estate of Mrs. Anna E. Barnard, 1883 January 1, 1886 September 1



Box 24 Bills and financial correspondence, 1884


Box 24 Bills and financial management, 1885


Box 24 Bills, 1886


Box 24 Lease to Rebecca Lennist, 1886


Box 24 Financial correspondence, 1887


Box 24 Financial correspondence, 1888


Box 24 Bills and financial correspondence, 1889


Box 24 Financial correspondence, 1890



Box 31 Mercantile Trust account statement, 1890



Box 24 Bills, 1891


Box 24 Bills, 1892


Box 24 Bills, 1893


Box 24 Bills and financial correspondence, 1894


Box 24 Bills, 1895


Box 24 Bills, 1896


Box 24 Bills and financial correspondence, 1897


Box 24 Bills and financial correspondence, 1900


Box 24 Bills and financial correspondence, 1901


Box 24 Correspondence about Anna Eliza Barnard's will, 1902


Box 24 Bills, 1903


Box 24 Financial correspondence, 1905


Box 24 Correspondence about William B. and Sophia McHenry Brand's wills, 1907, 1910


Box 24 Declaration for Widow's Pension form, 1908


Box 24 Bills and financial correspondence, 1910


Box 24 Anna Eliza Barnard will, 1911


Box 24 Bills, undated


Box 24 Sheffield Cemetery Association, 1885-1912


Box 24 Bills and receipts for cemetery fence, 1888-1890


Box 24 Cemetery Association bills, 1890


Box 24 Charlotte R. Hall account book, undated