Diary of school teacher Bernie Hodges (later Mrs. John S. Barns; born June 23, 1873, died February 1, 1930), January 1 to June 18, 1893, regarding teaching, giving music lessons, visiting relatives, and riding horses, among other activities; there are also entries regarding a trip by boat from the [Burning] Springs to Parkersburg, and by train to Clarksburg and Buckhannon, and her decision to move to Ritchie County. There is also a shield-shaped metal insignia badge for Sergeant Thomas Rufus Barns of Company K, 10th Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Infantry (undated); a cartridge case; and a postcard (with picture of Science Hall, West Virginia University) to Miss Helen Barns of Harrisville, West Virginia from "Pearl" regarding illness of mother (ca. 1910-1920).
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
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Postcard views of West Virginia University buildings, Morgantown Country Club, and Cheat Haven dam and power plant separated to the postcard collection.
1549 University Ave. P.O. Box 6069
A&M 0970, Barns Family, Diary of Bernie Hodges and Other Material, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/4020 Accessed April 08, 2020.