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Mr. Lillian Barbe French describes her life in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries in Skeyyr New York and her attendance at the Holiness Church in Skerry

 

Lillian (French) Barber

1896-1992

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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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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