Guide to the Bernard Irwin Barnes Papers, 1931-1966 and undated
Bernard Irwin Barnes was a Methodist minister stationed at churches in West Virginia and Maryland from the 1930s through the 1960s. His papers include his sermon notes and drafts, including the dates and churches where each sermon was delivered; assorted prayers and quotations; and his personal scripture study of First Corinthians.
- Collection Number
- Bernard Irwin Barnes papers
- 1931-1966 and undated
- Barnes, B.I. (Bernard Irwin)
- 0.5 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
This collection includes Barnes' sermon notes and drafts, including the dates and churches where each sermon was delivered. These are usually typescripts with manuscript annotations. Topics range from scripture study, the life of Jesus, and traditional devotional subjects to more contemporary topics such as race relations and World War II. He references scripture as well as other Methodist writings, like Clovis Chappell's Ten Rules for Living. The collection also includes miscellaneous notes kept by Barnes with assorted prayers and quotations; his personal copies of the Methodist Ritual and his personal scripture study (including annotations) of First Corinthians; assorted church bulletins and orders of service from various churches; and some miscellaneous receipts and other items related to his pastoral work.
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[Identification of item], Bernard Irwin Barnes Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
B.I. (Bernard Irwin) Barnes was a pastor for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, stationed at churches in what is now known as the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. His churches included Howard Chapel-Ridgeville United Methodist Church (Mt. Airy, Maryland); Charles Town Methodist Church (West Virginia); West Baltimore Methodist Church (Baltimore, Maryland); North Carolina Avenue Methodist Church (Washington, D.C.); and Elderslie Methodist Church (Baltimore, Maryland).
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The Bernard Irwin Barnes Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2015.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, Nov. 2015
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0137