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Claude T. Barnes Personal Correspondence Collection

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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Claude T. Barnes Personal Correspondence Collection
Dates: 1899-1971 (inclusive)
Collection Number: MS 070
Summary: The Claude T. Barnes Collection was bought by Weber State University. This collection contains letters written to Claude Barnes while he was attending college and while he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint in England. The letters have a wide range of authors. Some are from his family, such as his mother, father, sisters and nephew. Most are from female acquaintances he corresponded with here in Utah. Of special interest are the letters from his wife. They date from before their marriage as well as after. Other correspondence of special interest are the letters between Mr. Barnes and a Miss Jennie Smoot to Claude Barnes as well as from Claude to Jennie Smoot. Biographical information can be received from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints genealogical records as well as the Salt Lake City Tribune obituaries, May 2 1968.
Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
Address:
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden UT 84408

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1: Claude T. Barnes Personal Correspondence (unknown)

Fd 1 Letters from Ida Apflelbeck a missionary friend serving in Germany

Fd 2 Letters from Arnold Barnes, Claude’s nephew entailing the details of what has been going on at home.

Fd 3 Letters from Claude to Jennie Smoot

Fd 4 Letters from his mother

Fd 5 Letters from his father

Fd 6 Letters from sister Mammie

Fd 7 Letters from a family member about little Russel having diphtheria

Fd 8 Letters from a lady friend Elsie Bellwood

Fd 9 Letters from Emmie Bird, asking him to call, then a letter about him and her sister getting together behind her back.

Fd 10 Letter from Fannie Bird about meeting secretly while they are in England

Fd 11 Letters from a sister, last name Blood

Fd 12 Letter from an old friend, Lorretta Brown, reminiscing about old time

Fd 13 Letter from Flo Christensen

Fd 14 Letter from Frank Gailey about what Claude should see while he is in England and about ailing Grandma

Fd 16 Letter from Pearl Herrick

Fd 17 Letter from Bertha Hillstead inviting him to a Halloween party

Fd 18 A note from Reba Hurston professing her love

Fd 19 Letters from Ed Jewell, a friend, the two are competing for a girl, Grace

Fd 20 Letter from Florence Johnston

Box 2: Claude T. Barnes Personal Correspondence (1902-1906)

Fd 1 Letters from Annie Knowlton, or as Claude called her, Nan, 1901

Fd 2 Letters from Nan, 1902

Fd 3 Letters from Nan, 1903

Fd 4 Letters from Nan, 1904

Fd 5 Letters from Nan, 1905, relationship changes from sweethearts to husband and wife.

Fd 6 Letters from Nan, 1906

Box 3: Claude T. Barnes Personal Correspondence (1906-1971)

Fd 1 From Annie M. In French, untranslated

Fd 2 Letter about Gracie Trout, from Emilie Martin

Fd 3 Letter from friend, Gerald Pack

Fd 4 Letters from cousin Ruby Phillips

Fd 5 Letter from a F. Ruffell about meeting on Saturday

Fd 6 Jane S. Hard to read

Fd 7 Friend Maude Salisbury writing about Colorado

Fd 8 F. Schwartz, a friend in Paris

Fd 9 An old friend Ethel May Shepherd writes in 1906 and 1971

Fd 10 Jennie Smoot letters to Claude

Fd 11 May Soule, an acquaintance at first but later friends

Fd 12 William Stewart, relation unknown

Fd 13 Christina Watson “Chrissie” letters include a photo

Fd 14 Lorena Willey writes about her and Claude flirting with one another

Box 4: Claude T. Barnes Personal Correspondence (1899)

Fd 1 Annie writes about boys and school

Fd 2 Annie his sister writes about life at home

Fd 3 Annye, a girl who professes her love for Claude

Fd 4 Beth “Lizzie” Claudes sister also writes about life at home

Fd 5 Camilla describes what has been happening in her life

Fd 6 Letter from Clara

Fd 7 Letter from Ethel

Fd 8 Letter from Ethel Dyer or Llyer, last name hard to make out

Fd 9 Letter from a friend named Flo

Fd 10 A friend Elsie

Fd 11 Another friend, Elsie

Fd 12 George, a friend who is on a mission in California writes about the people and scenery

Fd 13 Claude’s nephew George writes to Claude

Fd 14 Letters from Grace, one of the many girls who Claude dated and had waiting for him

Fd 15 Letter from Hattie, a friend of Jennie Smoot

Fd 16 Letters from his sister Hazel

Fd 17 Letters from his sister Maude

Fd 18 A good friend Myrtle writes about all the gossip

Fd 19 Letters from Nancy

Fd 20 Letter from Rene

Fd 21 Letters from brother, Royal about Mom and Dad, and life at home

Fd 22 Letters from Ruby, a friend

Fd 23 Letter from Virtue

Fd 24 Letter from Alice 1899

Fd 25 Unknown letters consist of ineligible names, partial letters and ineligible writing

Fd 26 Letters to Alice from Gene, relation to Claude believed to be friends of his

Fd 27 Letter to Alice from Mary relation to Claude believed to be his friends

Fd 28 Letter to Gerald Gray from Elsie Bellwood relation to Claude believed to be his friends

Content Description +/-

The Claude T. Barnes Collection was bought by Weber State University. This collection contains letters written to Claude Barnes while he was attending college and while he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint in England. The letters have a wide range of authors. Some are from his family, such as his mother, father, sisters and nephew. Most are from female acquaintances he corresponded with here in Utah. Of special interest are the letters from his wife. They date from before their marriage as well as after. Other correspondence of special interest are the letters between Mr. Barnes and a Miss Jennie Smoot to Claude Barnes as well as from Claude to Jennie Smoot. Biographical information can be received from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints genealogical records as well as the Salt Lake City Tribune obituaries, May 2 1968.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open for public research.

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition Information:

Donated

Processing Note:

Process date unknown

Creator:

Barnes, Claude T.

Language:

Material in English .

Sponsor:

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Quantity:

1 box

Language of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid encoded in English .

Author of the Finding Aid:

Sarah Langsdon

EAD Creation Date:

2011

Standard:

Finding aid based on DACS

Subjects +/-

Subject Terms:

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints--Missions.
Religion
Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Personal Names:

Barnes, Claude T.

Geographical Names:

Ogden (Utah)

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