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Charles Barnes Papers

Charles Barnes Papers

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CHARLES BARNES PAPERS, 1862-1863





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Barnes, Charles
Title:Charles Barnes Papers
Dates:1862/1863
Quantity:3 folders
Abstract:The Charles Barnes Papers consist of personal and business correspondence of this Webster, Massachusetts man.
Collection Number:MSS 0.618

Series List

SERIES I. Family Correspondence
SERIES II. Business Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

The Charles Barnes Papers consist of personal and business correspondence of this Webster, Massachusetts man. They are divided into two series.


Series I. Family Correspondence consists of letters from his wife, Mary Peabody Foster Barnes, largely regarding domestic matters, and letters written by his children.


Series II. Business Correspondence is of an informal nature from acquaintances, etc.


Biographical Sketch

Biographical information on Charles Barnes is limited. On 17 November 1841, Barnes, of Leicester, Massachusetts, married Mary Peabody Foster (b. 16 January 1814), daughter of Moses and Sarah Foster. A son, Charles Henry, was born to Charles and Mary on 7 December 1849 in Leicester. In addition, they had a daughter, Sarah Foster Barnes.


Charles Barnes was employed by Sawyer, Phelps & Company, a machinery manufacturer in North Andover, Massachusetts. In 1834, he and a fellow employee purchased the business that became Barnes, Gilbert & Company. Barnes left the business in 1835, joining the Ballardville Manufacturing Company, a woolen manufacturer. He returned to the machinery business in 1838, only to rejoin Ballardville in 1841, serving as an agent. During the period of these papers, Barnes was situated in Webster, Massachusetts.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Barnes, Charles Henry, b. 1849
Barnes, Mary Peabody Foster, b. 1814
Barnes, Sarah Foster
Letter writing
Letters
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Webster (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Charles Barnes Papers, MSS 0.618, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased on 26 May 1999 (acc # 1999.024).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Robert F. Craig, August 1999. Updated by Anne E. Holmer, July 2011.


Related Material

Bailey, Sarah Loring. Historical Sketches of Andover, Massachusetts. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1880: 594, 599.


Fuess, Claude M. Andover: Symbol of New England, Evolution of a Town. Andover, Mass.: The Andover and North Andover Historical Societies, 1959: 260.


Vital Records of Leicester, Massachusetts. Worcester, Mass.: Franklin P. Rice, 1903: 11, 119.


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