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Barns Family, Diary of Bernie Hodges and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 0970


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).


  • Creation: 1893-1920


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0.1 Linear Feet (Summary: 4 items (1 folder); 1 reel of microfilm)

Physical Location

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:

Related A&M Collections

925, 958, 970

Separated Materials

Postcard views of West Virginia University buildings, Morgantown Country Club, and Cheat Haven dam and power plant separated to the postcard collection.

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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US