Ms. Lillian (French) Barber


Lillian (French) Barber


Tapes 1-4 January 1969

Interviewed by W. J. Langlois & Robert H. McGowan

TAPE 1                                                                                                                       Page 5

Description of the Holiness Church in Skerry, church building, services, attitudes and beliefs

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TAPE 2                                                                                                                         Page 18

Holiness Church, dress, hierarchy, funerals and burial customs, Christmas, children’s games, entertainment

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Side 2


TAPE 3                                                                                                                         Page 36

Everyday life, household chores, social customs, childbirth, canning and food, family and farming

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TAPE 4                                                                                                                          Page 50

Pack peddlers, household interiors, food preservation, and home remedies

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One response to “Ms. Lillian (French) Barber”

  1. […] The Bowen Mill The largest and longest lasting of these mills was that run by Cass Bowen, which Reynolds Brothers ultimately bought after it suffered severe flood damage. Skerry was less of a company town than Reynoldston; more of its people made their living by farming. Unlike Reynoldston, Skerry had two Protestant churches, one of which was the Holiness Church as described in detail by Lillian Barber French . […]

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