Guide to the Sarah Ella Barr Correspondence
Collection # 2009.003
Department of Archives and Special Collections
Loma Linda University
11072 Anderson Street
Loma Linda CA 92350
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Collection processed by Lori N. Curtis, April 2010
Electronic finding aid created by Lori N. Curtis, April 2010
Creator: Barr, Sarah Ella Stowell, 1862-1939
Title: Sarah Ella Barr Correspondence
Date Span: 1917 – 1939; bulk 1937 - 1939
Abstract: The collection consists primarily of letters from Harold Emmett Barr, writing from Cedar Pines Health Retreat, Oakhurst, California, to his mother, Sarah Ella Stowell Barr, who was residing in Riverside, California. The letters date between 1917 and 1939, with the bulk of the letters falling between 1937 and 1939, ending just days before Sarah’s death. There is one letter from Louis LaVere Barr, another son of Ella’s, and a few from other individuals.
The Barrs were Seventh-day Adventists and the letters often include mention of evangelistic meetings, sharing Adventist publications with others, listening to H. M. S. Richards on the radio, in addition to mentioning Adventist institutions such as St.