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Correspondence, poetry manuscripts, diaries, notebooks, address books, documents, photographs, and scrapbooks of clippings of Eugene Barry. The correspondence concerns his published poetry, the leather tanning business, and family affairs. The diaries reflect his active business life and travels from 1864 until 1926. There are photographs of members of the Barry, Clark, Wyman, and other related families, and of friends and actresses. The four scrapbooks contain clippings of poetry, obituaries, local news of Lynn, Mass., World War I, and other subjects. Among the correspondents are Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Cabot Lodge, Ellen Louise Chandler Moulton, Booker T. Washington, and John Greenleaf Whittier.
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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 6-7. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Eugene Barry papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from the History Department, 1981.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Date of acquisition--03/--/1981. Accession number--M81-03.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/03/1989.
2020-10-20 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Poet, leather manufacturer of Lynn, Mass. Eugene Barry (1843-circa 1928)was the father of Frederick Barry, 1876-1943, Professor of the History of Science at Columbia University.