Guide to the Gertrude Williamson Baker Barton Papers, 1858-1951

Collection Overview

The collection contains correspondence and other papers relating to Mrs. Barton's activities in the Protestant Episcopal Church in her home town of Winchester, Va., and on the state level. There are also letters from her husband, Robert Thomas Barton, lawyer and state politician, discussing political matters in Virginia, the stationing of troops along the Mexican border during Woodrow Wilson's first administration, and Wilson's election campaign of 1916. Other correspondents include Philip Alexander Bruce, Lucian Carr, Robert Atkinson Gibson, and Marie Elizabeth Jeffries Hobart.

An unprocessed addition to the collection contains more correspondence between Gertrude Barton's family members and friends.; and household bills.

Descriptive Summary

Gertrude Williamson Baker Barton papers 1858-1951
Barton, Gertrude Williamson Baker
1 Linear Foot, 472 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

Barton was a resident of Winchester (Frederick County), Va. and active in the Protestant Episcopal Church.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gertrude Williamson Baker Barton Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library received the collection as a gift in 1969.

Processing Information

Processed by Allison Gluvna

Completed February 1999

Encoded by Lisa Stark

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.