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Guide to the James H. Barry Papers, 1889-1957 (bulk 1906-1927)
BANC MSS 98/186 c  
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The James H. Barry Papers consists principally of Barry's general and family correspondence from 1906 to his death in 1927, along with a small amount of his writings and personal papers. The bulk of the Barry's correspondence relates to his newspaper, The Star, although the line between friends, writers and political associates is often indistinguishable.
James Henry Barry was born on February 15, 1856 in New York City to Mary Ann Harris Barry and William Barry. In 1859, his parents came to California via the Isthmus of Panama, but his mother died in 1862, leaving five young children. His father then married his sister-in-law, Mrs. Fischer, and together they had two more children before his death in 1870. The second Mrs. Barry raised the children, and lived until 1910.
Number of containers: 19 boxes, 1 carton, 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 8.95
Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.
Collection is open for research.