BARBER, COLONEL SETH MORSE

Local History Collections

Collection ID: 285
Location: LH-378

(Description ID: 595670)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Colonel Seth M. Barber

LH-378

Introduction
Biographical Sketch
Scope and Content
Inventory

Introduction

The Colonel Seth Barber Collection was acquired by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 2012.

Biographical Sketch

Colonel Seth Morse Barber was born September 5, 1820 in Groton Horace, Tompkins County, New York. He was the eldest of the six children of Reverend Phineas B. Barber and his first wife, Orpha Morse Barber. Barber came with his father, a Methodist minister, to Berlin, Erie County, Ohio in 1830. Barber graduated from the University of Michigan in 1852. He taught at the Norwalk Seminary and from 1852 to 1861, he served as superintendent of Ashland, Ohio public schools.

On June 3, 1853, Colonel Barber married Amanda Gardner, second of the eight children of Charles Gardner of Peru Twp., Huron County, Ohio. Amanda had graduated in 1851 from the Literary Departmet of Oberlin College. Seth and Amanda Barber were the parents of seven children: William E., Georgius B., Della J., Charles M., Phineas S., Bertha E., and Frank G., All were born in Ashland, Ohio.

In 1861, Barber raised Company H of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Captain Barber’s company was made up largely of his Ashland, Ohio students. He led Company H in the battles of Middle Creek, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Thompson’s Hill, Raymond, Champion’s Hill, Big Black River, and the first assault on Vicksburg. During the second assault, Barber was shot through the right leg, making amputation necessary. He was commissioned major for gallant and meritorious service at the Siege of Vicksburg. He was later promoted to lieutenant colonel by brevet. He was transferred to the 15th Veteran Reserve Corps and served in the provost marshal’s office at Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio until he was discharged July 20, 1866.

After his discharge, Barber returned to his position at Ashland Public Schools. He was appointed a United States pension agent and served in Cleveland, Ohio from 1870 to 1877. During that period, he disbursed more than five million dollars. In 1877, he purchased a farm in Norwalk Twp. Huron County. He was a leading member of the Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 227 at Ashland, Ohio. Colonel Seth Barber died March 27, 1900. Amanda died on the family farm on Medina Road in Norwalk, Ohio July 6, 1912. They are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery. Less is known about the Barber children.  Below is a short sketch of each. 

Willie Eugene b. June 1853, d. December 24, 1858, eldest child of Seth M. and Amanda Gardner Barber. Willie d. Christmas eve 1858. He is buried in Ashland, Ohio.

Georgius Boyd.b. January 6, 1855. d. 1917. In February of 1873, Georgius entered the business college in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Della Jane. b. October 17, 1856 d. July 8, 1929. Never married. It is unknown where she received her education, but in 1883, at the age of 26, Della traveled to Concord, North Carolina to teach at the Scotia Seminary for the Presbyterian Board of Missions for Freedmen. Four years later, the Missions Board sent her to Point Coupee, Mississippi to open a school. Although strongly supported by the Creole population, Della was threatened with her life. The Board of Missions transferred her to the Mary Holmes Seminary in West Point, Mississippi in 1892. A short time later, she traveled to the Mary Allen Seminary in Crockett, Texas, where she taught until her retirement. After more than 30 years of teaching, Della returned to Norwalk, where she lived with her brother Charles on the family farm until her death.

Charles Morse b. November 10, 1858, d. December 8, 1927. Never married. Remained on the Barber family farm.

Phineas Sears b. November 18, 1860. Phineas was an 1879 graduate of Norwalk High School. He served for a time as an apprentice architect for Harold P. Mitchell in San Francisco, California. He was elected to the California general assembly in 1902. The following year, he married Minnie Mills. They were the parents of one son, Vincent, born around 1907. He was appointed chief clerk in the U. S. Attorney’s office. Minnie died of tetanus November 11, 1912 at Coalinga, California.

Bertha Emily, b. July 24, 1863. Married Fred Beach and settled in Elyria, Ohio.

Frank Gardner  b. August 8, 1865 d. March 38, 1938 at Norwalk, Ohio. He married Eloise Knapp.  Frank Gardner attended the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, where he studied poultry keeping. For a time, Barber lived in Demarest, Georgia, where he farmed and raised poultry. Later, Mr. Barber returned to Norwalk, where he continued to farm.

Scope and Content

This collection is an archive of the Seth Barber family, composed of family correspondence mainly of Seth Barber, his wife Amanda, and their children. Diaries, family genealogy, photographs, photographic albums, accounts, Civil War pension materials, newspaper clippings, books, and early Ohio educational material (Ashland, Ohio) are also included in this collection. The bulk of the material dates from the Civil War era, however, the collection spans the years from around 1850 to 1940. Perhaps most important is the Civil War correspondence of Seth Morse Barber and his wife Amanda Gardner Barber, as well as that of Seth Barber’s Civil War comrades.

Box 2 contains the correspondence of daughter Della Barber, who spent her adult life as a teacher for the Presbyterian Board of Missions for Freedmen. Included is some correspondence from her students.  Her siblings’ correspondence follows. 

Box 3 contains family financial records and early Ohio educational materials from Ashland, Huron, and Norwalk, Ohio. Pension agency correspondence, reports, and audits from Seth Barber’s years as a pension agent in Cleveland, Ohio, may be found here as well. Boxex 4, 5, and 6 contain Seth Barber’s diaries, while photographs may be found in Box 7 and family books in Box 8. 

Below are listed some of the correspondents and the dates of their letters from a portion of the collection. This is followed by a folder inventory of the collection.

1854-1860 – Misc. letters before the war to S.M. Barber in Ashland, O

9 June 1853                             C.E. Homan,  Norwalk, O

28 February 1854                    Frances E. Penfield, Norwalk, O

3 October 1856                       John Encell, Jr.

1 October 1857                       Allen A. Avery, Norwalk, O

1 March 1858                          John Hopley, Bucyrus, O

12 November 1858                 Henry Martindale, Cleveland, O

7 December 1858                    John Encell, Jr. Painesville, O

23 May 1859                           B.B. Wright, Berlin, O (enclosing note to BBW from

                                                E.H. Bush, Ashland, O).

11 July 1859                            BB.Wright, Berlin,O

13 September 1861                 C.B. Allen, Fredericktown, O (encl: Commencement

                                                Ohio Wesleyan University)

1860 or 1861 -                         Former student – J.M. Robinson (possibly)

1861 – letters to Seth Morse Barber

22 April 1861                        Knaply          Will dutifully protect Ohio if invaded…

22 April 1861                        4 citizens of Ashland     Concerning unhappy crisis…

28 December 1861                Emma Coffin, Ashland Young Ladies Aid Society to S.M.B.           

1862, 11 February                 Emma Coffin,      “           “          “        “         “             “      

1861 – letters from Seth Barber to wife, Amanda Gardner Barber

16 November 1861               Seth Barber to wife  (on board Lady Jackson)

16 December 1861                Seth Barber to wife from Gallipolis, O.

17 November 1861                S. B. to wife from Catlettsburg, Ky

19 November 1861                S.B. to wife, Camp Chase, OH  

21 November 1861                S.B. to wife,    “     “        “   “

22, 29 Nov & 12 Dec.1861   S.B. to wife, Columbus, Oh

24 November 1861               S.B. to wife,        “

1 December 1861                  S.B. to wife,        “

26 December 1861                S.B. to wife, Louisa, Ky

22 December 1861                S.B. to wife, Camp Sheldon, near Catlettsburg, Ky

29 December 1861                S.B. to wife, Camp nr.Geo. Creek, 10 m. above Louisa

1862 – Jan to 3 July – from S.M. Barber to wife, Amanda and son

62 letters to Amanda Barber,

1862 – letters to Capt. S. M. Barber from friends

8 January 1862                         E.N. Burr,  from Ashland, O  

11 February 1862                     J.O. Jennings, Ashland, O

12 June 1862                            Rev. John Robinson, Ashland, O

17 December 1862                   Frederick Howe, Camp Rupell, Va

1863 – letters to Capt. S.M. Barber from friends

7 August 1863                         W. Slocum,  Camp nr Vicksburg, Ms

8 August 1863                          J.D. Moody, Hdqts Ambulance Cwps [?] 9th Div
10 November 1863                  L.A. Sheldon, Hdqts 3rd Brigade, Berwick City, La

1864 – letters from Amanda Gardner Barber, Ashland, O. to Capt. S.M. ,Invalid Corps, Columbus, O

20 March-18 December – 37 letters 

25 September letter includes one to Seth from Rufus M. King, Pipestone, Michigan                                        

1864 – to Capt. S.M. Barber from army friends, etc.

5 January 1864              Orlow Smith, Camp of 65th OVI nr. Blair’s x-rds, E. Tn

16 January 1864             James A. Garfield, Washington, D.C.

29 January 1864             R.M. Johnson, Bridgeport (Tn?)

2 February 1864             James A. Garfield, 38th Congress, House of Representatives

8 March 1864                 J.W. Woodruff

11 March 1864               J.B. White, Mound City, Ill

14 March 1864               Will J. Buchan, Haynes Bluff, Ms (Adj. 53rd USInft (Colored)

18 March 1864               Andrew J. Burns, Snider’s Bluff, Ms (photo included)

19 June 1864                 William Zimmerman, Hdqts Camp G 1st US Cal Art (Heavy)                    

3 June 1864                    John Sherman, US Senate Chamber, Wash. D.C.

24 June 1864                  Edmund Naylor, Co.H, 42nd OVI  13th Army Corps,  Morganza Bend, La

28 July 1864                   Wm. Zimmerman, Knoxville Tn

1 August 1864                           E.L. Drayton, Clerk’s Office, Ashland, O

21 August 1864             Orlow Smith, 65th Regt. OVI, nr.Atlanta, Ga

26 August 1864             Alf L. Conklin, Troy, O

5 September 1864          Jno F. Robinson, Ashland, O

6 September 1864         T.C. Bushnell, Ashland, O

15 September 1864        Rufus M. King, Pipestone, Michigan

20 September 1864       George W. Morgan, Mt. Vernon, O

11 September 1864        Jennie Gardner, Pontiac, O (wife’s sister)

24 September 1864        F.F. Koontz, Ashland, O

26 September 1864        H. Potter, Sullivan, O

5 October 1864              Jno. C. Stubbs, Raleigh, N.C.

6 November 1864          C.B. Howk, Sullivan, O

10 November 1864         J.D. Moody, Duvalls Bluff, Ark

14 December 1864          J.D. Moody, Ashland, O

20 December 1864          T.B. White, Mansfield, O

21 December 1864          R.M. Johnson, Battery B, 1st OVLA, Bridgeport, ALA

1865 – letters to Capt. S.M. Barber from friends

11 January 1865             W.N. Starr, Ashland, O

26 January 1865             W.N. Starr,  Ashland, O

11 January 1865             Thos. J. Ryall, Ashland, O

16 January 1865             Don A. Pardee, New Orleans, La

1 February 1865             T.C. Bushnell, Ashland, O

14 February 1865           J.W. Smith, Ashland, O

20 May 1865                  H.H. Bliss, Murfreesboro, Tn

9 June 1865                    Chas T. Clark ‘Gracey’  Camp Harker  (Co F 125th OVI ?)

8 July T. 1865                T. Gable, West Salem, O

5 July 1865                     Orlow Smith, Hdqts 63rd OVI, nr. New Orleans, La

11 July 1865                   C.T. ‘Charlie’ Clark,Hdqts1st Brig, 2nd Div.4th AC nr N.O. La

26 July 1865                   C.T. Clark, Camp Irwin, Tx

6 November 1865          Chas T. Clark ‘Gracey’  Orrville, O (left handed writer ? not     same as above CT Clark) see 9 June 1865 letter

9 December 1865           Jno. A. Norris, ‘Pvt,” Plainfield, O

1865 –letters from Amanda Gardner Barber to Capt. S.M. Barber, Columbus, O

1 January-18 December (31 letters)

1866 – letters from Amanda Gardner Barber to Capt. S.M. Barber, Columbus. O

10 January – 25 May (18 letters)

Letters to Capt. S.M. Barber, Ashland, O. from friends, etc.

17 January 1866          M.C. Wilkinson, Montgomery, Ala

12 February 1866           Wm. Callihan, Bowling Green, O

27 March 1866               Wm. Callihan,          “          “

1 April, 1866                  Orlow Smith, home nr Gennessee, Ill

8 May 1866                    Fred’k A. Nash, Columbus, O

9 July 1866                     Jacob Ferris, Sharonville, O

14 July, 1866                  J.O. Jennings, Ashland, O

20 July, 1866                  G.M.Barber (brother of S.M. Barber), Cleveland, O

27 July 1866                   Harvey Cashatt, Columbus, O

15 August 1866              Harvey Cashatt, Columbus, O

16 August 1866             Jennie Gardner, Pontiac, O (Amanda Gardner’s sister)

3 September 1866          Jno. A. Norris, Columbus, O

15 September 1866        Harvey Cashatt, Columbus, O

 8 September 1866         James A. Wilcox, Col. – Columbus, O

8 September 1866          B.R. Cowen, Columbus, O, State of Ohio, Adj. Gen. Off.

30 September 1866        Fred’k A. Nash, Akron, O

25 October 1866            Harvey Cashatt, Columbus, O

3 November 1866          Jno.A. Norris, Columbus, O

1867 – letters to Capt. S.M. Barber, Ashland, O, from friends, colleagues, etc.

7 January 1867                            Fred’k A. Nash, Akron, O

3 July 1867                     C.T. Clark, Orrville, O

2 April 1867                   Daniel G. Wilson, Plymouth, O

18 July 1867                   F. Fluke, Lima, O

20 July 1867                  G.B. Andrews, Ashland, O

27 September 1867       M. Noyes, Guilford, O

11 September 1867       Harvey Cashatt, Columbus, O (2nd Lt. National Union Guard)

1868 – letters to Capt. S.M. Barber, Ashland, O from friends, etc.

23 January 1868            G.M. Barber, Cleveland, O (bro. Of S.M. B)

* 23 March 1868            W.J. Winter, Springfield, O, (Grand Army of Republic)

30 May 1868                 M. Welker, 40th Congress, Hs of Reps, Wash. D.C.

26 June 1868                 M. Welker,    “          “          “          “          “

13July 1868                   Wm. H. Williams, Whittlesey P.O, Medina Co. O, Late Maj 42nd

23 November 1868       Gov. R.B.Hayes, State of Ohio, Col. O.  (S.M. as Elector for

                                       vote for Pres. 1868) includes numerous newspaper articles on

                                       election & death of Gov. Tod.

31 August 1868            Jon. A. Norris, Columbus, O

1869, 1870 – letters to Col. S.M. Barber, Ashland, O from friends, etc.

9 January 1869              J.D. Stubbs, Atlanta, Ga

1 February 1869            R.M. Johnson, Bridgeport (?)

8 February 1869             R. Sloan

6 March 1869                Jno A. Norris, Columbus, O

15 January 1870             Anson Smythe, Cleveland, O

1870 – letters from Amanda Barber, Ashland, O, to Col. S. M.Barber Pension Agent, Cleveland, O

6 March 1870                 Amanda

7 March 1870                 son, Georgius

9 March 1870                 daughter, Della

14 March 1870               son, Georgius

 14 March 1870              Amanda

20 March 1870               Amanda

12 April 1870                 son, George

5 May 1870                    Amanda

27 November 1870        friend, Amy R. Adams, Bellevue, O (geneaology info)

9 January 1871               Amanda

22 January 1871             Amanda

18 February   (?)             Amanda

19 February   (?)             Amanda

14 March       (?)             Amanda

11 April         (?)             Amanda

24 April         (?)             Amanda

4 May            (?)             Amanda

4 September  (?)             Amanda

18 December 1871         Sister Emily, Norwalk, O

Inventory

Ac. 5806
6 ˝ linear ft.

 Box 1

Seth Barber Correspondence

Family

1.   Outgoing Correspondence: to Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Nov. 16, 1861-Dec. 29, 1861

2.   Outgoing Correspondence: to Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Jan. 1, 1861- Mar. 18, 1862

3.   Outgoing Correspondence: to Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Mar. 20, 1862-Apr. 9, 1862

4.   Outgoing Correspondence: to Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Apr. 10, 1862 -Apr. 21, 1862

5.   Outgoing Correspondence: to Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Apr. 25, 1862-May 10, 1862

6.   Outgoing Correspondence: to Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) May 15, 1862-June 2, 1862

7.   Outgoing Correspondence: to Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) June 9, 1862-July 1, 1862

8.   Outgoing Correspondence: to Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Jan. 18, 1872; May 4, 1872

9.   Outgoing Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber to Jennie (sister) Apr. 8, 1869

10. Incoming Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Mar. 20, 1864-June 2, 1864

11. Incoming Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) June 5, 1864-Aug. 11. 1864

12. Incoming Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Aug. 14, 1864-Oct.3, 1864

13. Incoming Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Nov. 17, 1864-Jan. 18, 1865

14. Incoming Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Jan. 22, 1865-May 28, 1865

15. Incoming Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) June 11, 1865-Aug. 27, 1865

16. Incoming Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Sept. 11, 1865-Dec. 18, 1865

17. Incoming Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Feb. 18, 1866-Apr. 25, 1866

18. Incoming Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) May 6, 1866-May 25, 1866

19. Incoming Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife) Feb. 21, 1870-Aug. 6, 1872

20. Incoming Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (wife)      No Date

21. Incoming Correspondence: Barber Children (Ashland, Ohio) Mar. 7, 1870-Dec. 30, 1872

22. Incoming Correspondence: Phineas Barber (father) 1869-1870

23. Incoming Correspondence: Phineas Barber (father) Dec. 13, 1871-May 1876

24. Incoming Correspondence: Greshom M. Barber (brother) 1878-1897

25. Incoming Correspondence: George G. Barber (brother) 1880-1891

26. Incoming Correspondence: Mason Barber (brother) March 30, 1872

27. Incoming Correspondence: Emily (Barber) Watrous (sister) June 26, 1864-June 24, 1883

28. Incoming Correspondence: Carrie Barber (sister) to Seth Barber

29. Incoming Correspondence: Vida and Charles Morse (niece/nephew) Jan. 20, 1895

30. Incoming Correspondence: Jennie Gardner (sister-in-law) Feb. 20, 1862-Aug. 8, 1872

Military Comrades

31. Incoming Correspondence: Harmon H. Bliss (Co. C, 115th OVI) May 20, 1865

32. Incoming Correspondence: Isaac Buchannan (Co. H, 42nd) Aug. 15, 1893

33. Incoming Correspondence: William J. Buchan (Co. H, 42nd OVI) March 14, 1864

34. Incoming Correspondence: Pvt. Andrew J. Burns (Co. H, 42nd OVI) March 18, 1864

35. Incoming Correspondence: Capt. Tully C. Bushnell (Co. C, 42nd OVI) Sept. 1864-Sept. 1876

36. Incoming Correspondence: Henry Cashatt , July 27, 1866-Sept. 11, 1867

37. Incoming Correspondence: C.J. Clark (1st Brig, 2nd Div., 4th A.C.) June 1865-July 1867

38. Incoming Correspondence: Frederic Honz? (Dept. of HQ) Dec. 17, 1862

39. Incoming Correspondence: Lt. Charles B. Howk (Co. H, 42nd OVI) Nov. 6, 1864

40. Incoming Correspondence: R.M. Johnson (Battery B, 1st OVLA) Dec. 1864

41. Incoming Correspondence: George B. Masters (Co. H, 42nd OVI) June 14, 1893

42. Incoming Correspondence: Joseph D. Moody (Co. I, 42nd OVI) Aug. 1863-Dec. 1864

43. Incoming Correspondence: George W. Morgan, Sept. 20, 1864-March 13, 1891

44. Incoming Correspondence: Edmond Naylor (Co. H, 42nd OVI) June 24, 1864

45. Incoming Correspondence: Jno. A. Norris, Dec. 9, 1865-March 6, 1869

46. Incoming Correspondence: Lt. Col. Don A. Pardee (Co. H, 42nd OVI) Jan. 16, 1865

47. Incoming Correspondence: Maj. John F. Robinson (Co. H, 42nd OVI) Sept. 5, 1864

48. Incoming Correspondence: Gen. Lionel A. Sheldon (Co. H, 42nd OVI) Aug. 1863-Nov. 1863

49. Incoming Correspondence: Brig. Gen. Willard Slocum (120th OVI) Aug. 7, 1863

50. Incoming Correspondence: Maj. Orlow Smith (Co. G, 65th OVI) Jan. 1864-April 1866

51. Incoming Correspondence: Joseph Stubbs (42nd OVI Reg. Q.M.) Oct. 5, 1864

52. Incoming Correspondence: Sgt. Thomas B. White (Co. H, 42nd OVI) March 1864-Dec. 1864

53. Incoming Correspondence: Col. James A. Wilcox (113th OVI) Sept. 8, 1866

54. Incoming Correspondence: William Zimmerman (Co. G, 1st Reg.) June 1864-July 1864

 

Friends/Associates

55. Incoming Correspondence: Former Students 1854-1880

56. Incoming Correspondence: 1853-1860

57. Incoming Correspondence: 1861-1863

58. Incoming Correspondence: 1864

59. Incoming Correspondence: 1865

60. Incoming Correspondence: 1866

61. Incoming Correspondence: 1867

62. Incoming Correspondence: 1868-1869

63. Incoming Correspondence: 1870-1874

64. Incoming Correspondence: 1876-1884

65. Incoming Correspondence: 1887-1896

     

Box 2

Della Barber  (Correspondence/Documents)

1.   Incoming Correspondence: Phineas Barber (brother) Dec. 8, 1913

2.   Incoming Correspondence: Jennie Gardner (aunt) Nov. 6, 1883-July 11, 1896

3.   Incoming Correspondence: Extended Family, Dec.15, 1928

4.   Incoming Correspondence: Anna Frederick, July 5, 1894-March 1, 1911

5.   Incoming Correspondence: Edgar F. Johnston, March 29, 1894-Jan. 12, 1895

6.   Incoming Correspondence: Mary E. Holmes, July 27, 1892-April 30, 1894

7.   Incoming Correspondence: John B. Smith, June 22, 1888-Sept. 1, 1892

8.   Incoming Correspondence: “Hattie”, July 21, 1891-Jan.1, 1928

9.   Incoming Correspondence: J.T. Gibson, July 12, 1889-June 16, 1892

10. Incoming Correspondence: Lora B. Shields, Dec. 8, 1881-May 7, 1888

11. Incoming Correspondence: A.E. Smith, March 12, 1887-April 15, 1891

12. Incoming Correspondence: Mary E. Allen Sept.26, 1884-Jan. 30, 1886

13. Incoming Correspondence: C.E. Coulter, Sept. 22, 1884-June 12, 1894

14. Incoming Correspondence: 1886-1887

15. Incoming Correspondence: 1888

16. Incoming Correspondence: 1889-1890

17. Incoming Correspondence: 1891-1892

18. Incoming Correspondence: 1893-1894

19. Incoming Correspondence: 1896

20. Incoming Correspondence: 1906-1909

21. Incoming Correspondence: 1910-1912

22. Incoming Correspondence: 1921-1928

23. Incoming Correspondence: No Date

24. Outgoing Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (mother) Oct. 3. 1886-April 30, 1910

25. Outgoing Correspondence: Bertha (Barber) Beach (sister) Feb. 27, 1890-May 7, 1910

26. Outgoing Correspondence: Assorted Family Members, Oct.3, 1886-June 22, 1896

27. Outgoing Correspondence: Assorted Individuals (1884-1885)

28. Ephemera

Georgius Barber (Correspondence/Documents)

29.   Incoming Correspondence: Seth M. Barber (father) Sept. 26, 1877

30.   Incoming Correspondence: 1900-1907

31.   Outgoing Correspondence: Seth M. Barber (father) Jan. 20, 1873-Oct. 3, 1877

32.   Business Receipts/Mortgage Deed

33.   Ephemera

Charles M. Barber

34.   Ephemera

Phineas Barber (Correspondence/Documents)

35.   Outgoing Correspondence: Seth M. Barber (father) 1882

36.   Outgoing Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (mother) 1882-1897

37.   Outgoing Correspondence: Charles and Georgius Barber (brothers) 1888

38.   Outgoing Correspondence: Bertha (Barber) Beach (sister) 1918-1934

39.   Outgoing Correspondence: “Brother” 1882-1903

40.   Outgoing Correspondence: “Sister” 1882-1908

41.   Outgoing Correspondence: Jennie Gardner (aunt) 1881?

42.   Ephemera

Bertha (Barber) Beach (Correspondence/Documents)

43.   Incoming Correspondence: Charles M. Barber (brother) 1883

44.   Incoming Correspondence: 1918-1939

45.   Incoming Correspondence: F.L. Beach (husband)

46.   Legal Documents/Receipts

Frank G. Barber (Correspondence)

47.   Outgoing Correspondence: Amanda (Gardner) Barber (mother) 1889-1911

48.   Outgoing Correspondence: Bertha (Barber) Beach (sister) 1907-1910

Jennie Gardner (Correspondence)

49.   Incoming Correspondence: 1869-1905

Box 3

1.   Ashland Union School Documents

2.   University of Michigan Documents

3.   Huron/Norwalk Institute Documents

4.   Lesson Plan Book

5.   Education Articles (written by Seth Barber)

6.   Civil War – District’s Enrollments

7.   Pension Agency Appointment Documents/Inventory Lists

8.   Pension Agency Correspondence/Auditor Reports: 1870-1873

9.   Pension Agency Correspondence/Auditor Reports: 1874

10. Pension Agency Correspondence/Auditor Reports: 1875

11. Pension Agency Correspondence/Auditor Reports: 1876

12. Pension Agency Correspondence/Auditor Reports: 1877

13. Pension Agency Correspondence/Auditor Reports: 1878

14. Pension Affidavits

15. Pension Agency Deposit Records: 1871-1877

16. Pension Roll: April 7, 1877

17. Pension Agency Letter Book: 1867-1881

18. Newspaper Clippings (1882 Congressional Candidacy)

19. 14th Congressional District Election 1882

20. Barber Farm Documents

21. Receipts (Barn) 1898

22. House Burning: January 20, 1868 (Ashland, Ohio)

23. Estate/Cemetery Documents

24. First National Bank Documents

25. Financial Documents

26. Barber Family: Genealogy

27. Barber Family: Ephemera

28. Gardner Family: Deeds/Wills

29. Beach/Austin Family: Receipts

30. Newspaper Clippings

31. Barber Family: Empty Envelopes

Box 4

Diaries (Seth Barber)

1.   1850

2.   1858

3.   1866

4.   1869

5.   1878

6.   1879

7.   1880

8.   1881

9.   1882

10. 1883

11. 1884

12. 1885

Box 5

Diaries (Seth Barber)

1.   1886

2.   1887

3.   1890

4.   1891

5.   1892

6.   1893

Box 6

Diaries (Seth Barber)

1.   1894

2.   1895

3.   1896

4.   1897

5.   1898

6.   1899

Box 7

Photographs

1.   Seth Barber

2.   Amanda (Gardner) Barber

3.   Phineas S. Barber

4.   Della J. Barber

5.   Bertha (Barber) Beach

6.   Georgius Barber

7.   Charles Barber

8.   Frank Barber

9.   Barber Farm (Norwalk, Ohio)

10. Beach Family

11. The First Church of Christ

12. Identified Photographs

13. Unidentified Photographs

14. Photograph Albums (Unidentified)

Box 8

Books

John Halifax, Gentleman

New Testament/Old Testament

New Testament

Gold Dust

My Picture Book

Address Book (2)