Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding Aid to the Samuel J. Holmes Papers, 1837-1964, bulk 1894-1964
BANC MSS C-B 935  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (128.23 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
 
 
Table of contents What's This?

Container List

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1906-1964

Physical Description: Box 1, Folders 1-33; Box 2, Folders 1-24

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically into three subseries: Incoming Correspondence, Outgoing Correspondence, and Unidentified Correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between Samuel Jackson Holmes and various colleagues, friends, family members, and professional societies. More family correspondence can be found in Series 4: Biographical Materials.
 

Subseries 1:1 Incoming Correspondence 1906-1964

Physical Description: Box 1, Folders 1-33; Box 2, Folders 1-22

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes incoming correspondence.
Box 1, Folder 1

Alexander, Jerome 1945-1949

Box 1, Folder 2

Allen, Avis Holmes 1907-1948

Box 1, Folder 3

American Association for the Advancement of Science 1924-1945

Box 1, Folder 4

American Eugenics Society 1945-1963

Box 1, Folder 5

American Genetic Association 1951, 1962

Box 1, Folder 6

American Mercury 1946

Box 1, Folder 7

American Social Hygiene Association, Inc. 1944, 1947

Box 1, Folder 8

American Society of Zoologists 1960-1962

Box 1, Folder 9

Arber, Agnes circa 1955

Box 1, Folder 10

A-D, Miscellaneous 1913-1964

Box 1, Folder 11

Canner, J.S. 1951

Box 1, Folder 12

Daillot, Georges 1960-1961

Box 1, Folder 13

Darwin, Leonard 1924-1937

Box 1, Folder 14

Dice, Lee 1960-1961

Box 1, Folder 15

Dover Publications, Inc. 1960-1961

Box 1, Folder 16

Euthanasia Society of America, Inc. 1941-1964

Box 1, Folder 17

The Eugenics Society 1950

Box 1, Folder 18

E-H, Miscellaneous 1921-1963

Box 1, Folder 19

Goethe, C. M. circa 1924-1964

Box 1, Folder 20

Green, Marie 1960

Box 1, Folder 21

Harcourt, Brace and Co. 1928-1960

Box 1, Folder 22

Harmon, W. Glenn 1949-1950

Box 1, Folder 23

Holmes, Angie 1908-1952

Box 1, Folder 24

Holmes, Avis Folger Taber (Mother) 1917, 1930

Box 1, Folder 25

Holmes, Celia Warfield Skinner (Wife) 1932-1955

Box 1, Folder 26

Holmes, John (Son) 1937-1960

Box 1, Folder 27

Holmes, Joseph H. (Father) 1929-1937

Box 1, Folder 28

Holmes, Marion (Daughter) circa 1939-1960

Box 1, Folder 29

Holmes, Michiline Daillot (Daughter-in-law) 1960, undated

Box 1, Folder 30-31

Holmes Eureka Lumber Co. - Fortuna Development Co. 1943-1949

Box 2, Folder 1

I-R, Miscellaneous 1916-1964

Box 2, Folder 2

Keith, Sir Arthur 1948

Box 2, Folder 3

Kofoid, Charles A. 1918

Box 2, Folder 4

Land Title Company of Alameda County 1960

Box 2, Folder 5

Leake, Chauncey D. 1939-1949

Box 2, Folder 6

Lesley, Margaret 1948-1963

Box 2, Folder 7

Loeb, Jacques 1912-1921

Box 2, Folder 8

McLaughey, Vaughn 1924-1935

Box 2, Folder 9

The Macmillan Company 1907-1960

Box 2, Folder 10

National Society for the Legalization of Euthanasia 1937-1938

Box 2, Folder 11

The New York Times circa 1953

Box 2, Folder 12

North American title Guaranty Corporation 1960

Box 2, Folder 13

Olsen, Avis Holmes (Daughter) 1942-1961

Box 2, Folder 14

Parker, G. H. 1906, 1912

Box 2, Folder 15

Ritter, William E. circa 1907-1912

Box 2, Folder 16

Singer, Charles 1930-1959

Box 2, Folder 17

Stevenson, T. H. C. 1924, 1925

Box 2, Folder 18

S-Z, Miscellaneous 1909-1964

Box 2, Folder 19

Torrey, Harry Beal 1912-1960

Box 2, Folder 20

University of California. Dept. of Zoology. 1961, 1962

Box 2, Folder 21

University of California. Faculty. 1957

Box 2, Folder 22

Wheeler, Benjamin Ide 1912-1917

Box 2, Folder 23

Wiggam, Albert Edward 1933-1948

Box 2, Folder 24

Yerkes, Robert M. 1912-1949

 

Subseries 1:2 Outgoing Correspondence 1894-1961

Physical Description: Box 2, Folders 23-24.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Holmes' outgoing letters to family, friends, and colleagues.
Box 2, Folder 23-24

Outgoing Correspondence 1894-1961

 

Subseries 1:3 Unidentified Correspondence 1908-1963

Physical Description: Box 2, folder 25.

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters to Holmes in which the correspondent is unidentified.
Box 2, Folder 25

Unidentified Correspondence 1908-1963

 

Series 2 Writings 1890-1964

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 1-25; Carton 3, Folders 1-17; Carton 4, Folders 1-18.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically into three subseries: Published Articles and Reprints; Unpublished Writings; and Editorial Records.

Scope and Content Note

Includes published and unpublished articles, essays, and lectures, as well as drafts of chapters from an unfinished monograph, The Ethics of Enmity, and editorial records relating to various publications.
 

Subseries 2:1 Published Articles and Reprints 1890-1940

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 1-4

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes fifty years of published articles, essays and lectures composed by Holmes.
Carton 1, Folder 1-4

Published Articles and Reprints 1890-1940, undated

 

Subseries 2:2 Unpublished Writings 1922-1964

Physical Description: Carton 1, folder 5-25; Carton 3, Folders 1-17; Carton 4, Folders 1-18.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically into three subseries: The Ethics of Enmity; Miscellaneous Drafts and Notes on Publications; and Essays, Lectures, and Reviews.

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts of chapters of Holmes unpublished final work, The Ethics of Enmity, as well as typescripts and handwritten manuscripts of essays, lectures, and reviews by Holmes.
 

2:2:1 The Ethics of Enmity 1948-1964

Physical Description: Carton 1, folder 5-25; Carton 3, Folders 1-17; Carton 4, Folders 1-9.

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials related to Holmes final work, the unpublished The Ethics of Enmity.
Carton 1, Folder 5

Preface to The Ethics of Enmity undated

Carton 1, Folder 6

Chapter 1: An Introductory Orientation undated

Carton 1, Folder 7

Chapter 2: The Ancient Origins of Amity undated

Carton 1, Folder 8

Chapter 3: Amity and Enmity in the Evolution of Life undated

Carton 1, Folder 9

Chapter 4: Amity and Enmity in Apes and Monkeys undated

Carton 1, Folder 10

Chapter 5: Amity and Enmity in Primitive Peoples undated

Carton 1, Folder 11

Chapter 6a: Man Creates a World of Supernatural beings, Who in Turn Largely Control Him undated

Carton 1, Folder 12

Chapter 6b: The Ethics of Enmity in Ancient Jewish Theology (Ancient Israel and the Dual Code) undated

Carton 1, Folder 13

Chapter 7: The Ethics of Enmity in Christian Theology undated

Carton 1, Folder 14

Chapter 8: Christianity and the Dual Code undated

Carton 1, Folder 15

Chapter 9: The Same Subject at a Later Stage undated

Carton 1, Folder 16

[Chapter 10]: Theories of Punishment undated

Carton 1, Folder 17

[Chapter 11]: The Fortunes of War undated

Carton 1, Folder 18

Chapter 12: Some Aspects of Group Rivalry Political and Economic undated

Carton 1, Folder 19

Chapter 13: The Varied Effects of Population Growth undated

Carton 1, Folder 20

Partial Summary and Concluding Reflections undated

Carton 1, Folder 21

Lists of References undated

Carton 1, Folder 22

Complete Manuscript: The Ethics of Enmity (The Natural History of Enmity; Group Antagonism and Mutual Aid) undated

Carton 1, Folder 23-25

Miscellaneous Pages undated

Carton 3, Folder 1

Unpublished Writings circa 1948-1964

Carton 3, Folder 2-4

Unpublished Writings - Envelope Contents 1952

Carton 3, Folder 5

Unpublished Writings regarding the "New Book on Morals" circa 1962

Carton 3, Folder 6-17

Unpublished Writings circa 1962, undated

Carton 4, Folder 1

Unpublished Writings: Box Contents 1922-1948

Carton 4, Folder 2-5

Unpublished Writings circa 1942-1954

Carton 4, Folder 6-8

Unpublished Writings: Package Contents 1958, undated

Carton 4, Folder 9

Unpublished Writings circa 1958

 

2:2:2 Miscellaneous Drafts and Notes on Publications 1922-1962

Physical Description: Carton 4, Folders 11-14

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes miscellaneous drafts of publications by Holmes, including a heavily annotated revision of Biology of the Frog.
Carton 4, Folder 11

Drafts on Embryology and Physiology undated

Carton 4, Folder 12

Heavily Annotated Revision of Biology of the Frog undated

Carton 4, Folder 13

Notes on Embryology and Physiology undated

Carton 4, Folder 14

Preface to Louis Pasteur, 2nd Ed. circa 1962

 

2:2:3 Essays, Lectures, and Reviews undated

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 26-42; Carton 2, Folders 1-6

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

Includes mainly brief written materials by Holmes. Subjects include Darwinism and Evolution, ethics, genetics, and eugenics. Also includes reviews written by others on works by Holmes.
Carton 1, Folder 26

Review of Animal Intelligence: Experimental Studies by E. L. Thorndike undated

Carton 1, Folder 27

Darwinism and Ethics undated

Carton 1, Folder 28

The Deep Roots of our Altruism undated

Carton 1, Folder 29

Evolution Lectures undated

Carton 1, Folder 30

Review of Genetics by Edgar Altenburg undated

Carton 1, Folder 31

Heredity and Marriage undated

Carton 1, Folder 32

Immigration for Race Betterment undated

Carton 1, Folder 33

Galley proofs for Life and Morals undated

Carton 1, Folder 34

The Moral of the Tale undated

Carton 1, Folder 35

Natural Selection in the Evolution of Morals undated

Carton 1, Folder 36

Our Japanese Population and its Future Trend undated

Carton 1, Folder 37

The Outlook For The Future undated

Carton 1, Folder 38

Essay on Population Control undated

Carton 1, Folder 39

Recent Viewpoints on the Origin of Life undated

Carton 1, Folder 40

Papers on Twins and Heredity undated

Carton 1, Folder 41

Review of The Year of the Oath by G. R. Stewart undated

Carton 1, Folder 42

To You Who Are About to Marry undated

Carton 2, Folder 1

Reviews of Organic Form and Related Biological Problems undated

Carton 2, Folder 2

Reviews of The Eugenics Predicament undated

Carton 2, Folder 3

Reviews of Books by Samuel Jackson Holmes undated

Carton 2, Folder 4

Reviews of Life and Evolution undated

Carton 2, Folder 5

Reviews of Life and Morals undated

Carton 2, Folder 6

Reviews of Studies in Evolution and Eugenics undated

 

Subseries 2:3 Editorial Records 1942-1962

Physical Description: Carton 2, folder 7. Carton 4, folder 10, 15-16.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with publishers, editorial records, and notes on sales.
Carton 2, Folder 7

Contracts with Publishers undated

Carton 4, Folder 10

Records of Dover Publications, Inc. 1942, undated

Carton 4, Folder 15

Notes and Records regarding Life and Morals circa 1942-1962

Carton 4, Folder 16

Notes on Publications undated

 

Series 3 Subject Files 1934, undated

Physical Description: Carton 2, Folders 8-32.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically into two subseries: University of California Loyalty Oath Controversy Materials, and Research Files.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports, notes, research materials, and light correspondence on a range of subjects. Highlights include materials relating to Holmes' leadership role on administrative committees as well as in various societies and professional associations relating to eugenics and biomedical ethics.
 

Subseries 3:1 University of California Loyalty Oath Controversy Materials undated

Physical Description: Carton 2, Folders 8-12.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports, notes, articles, and background materials regarding the University of California Loyalty Oath Controversy, as well as reports on freedom in teaching produced by a national committee chaired by Holmes.
Carton 2, Folder 8

Freedom of Teaching in Science, Reports of Committee M, AAUP (Samuel Jackson Holmes, Chairman) undated

Carton 2, Folder 9

Notes and Articles on Loyalty Oath Controversy undated

Carton 2, Folder 10-12

Research materials and clippings and research materials undated

 

Subseries 3:2 Research Files 1934

Physical Description: Carton 2, Folders 13-32.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a range of subject files on various topics in biology and ethics, including materials relating to various professional associations dedicated to the advancement of research in genetics and eugenics.
Carton 2, Folder 13-14

Biology - Printed Material undated

Carton 2, Folder 15

Christianity - Catholicism - Printed Material undated

Carton 2, Folder 16

Cultural Pattern and Social Integration by Stephen C. Pepper undated

Carton 2, Folder 17

Ethical Systems undated

Carton 2, Folder 18

Eugenic Pamphlets undated

Carton 2, Folder 19

Euthanasia undated

Carton 2, Folder 20

Eugenics undated

Carton 2, Folder 21

Evolution - Summary of Newspapers on Scopes Trial undated

Carton 2, Folder 22

Genetics undated

Carton 2, Folder 23

Marriage and Sex Education undated

Carton 2, Folder 24

Professional Associations undated

Carton 2, Folder 25

Russia undated

Carton 2, Folder 26-27

Sterilization and Birth Control undated

Carton 2, Folder 28

Tahoe Meadows undated

Carton 2, Folder 29

Twins- Radio Address with Related Correspondence 1934

Carton 2, Folder 30

University of California Science Club undated

Carton 2, Folder 31-32

Various Collected Materials of Samuel Jackson Holmes undated

 

Series 4 Biographical Materials 1837-1964

Physical Description: Carton 5, Folders 1-32; Oversize Folders 1A and 2B; Volumes 1-3.

Arrangement

Materials relating directly to Samuel Jackson Holmes are arranged alphabetically at the beginning of the series. Additional materials are listed by given name.

Scope and Content Note

Includes childhood materials, correspondence, diaries, and scrapbooks created by the Holmes family, including primarily Samuel Jackson Holmes, and his sister, Avis Holmes Allen. Also contains land deeds on property held by Holmes father, Joseph Holmes, as well as clippings collected by Holmes' aunt, Mary Holmes.
Carton 5, Folder 1

Birthday Cards to Samuel Jackson Holmes circa 1954-1964

Carton 5, Folder 2

Birthday Party Logbook of Samuel Jackson Holmes 1948

Carton 5, Folder 3

Childhood Writings and Drawings of Samuel Jackson Holmes circa 1875

Carton 5, Folder 4

Clippings re: Samuel Jackson Holmes 1914-1948

Carton 5, Folder 5

Clippings re: Samuel Jackson Holmes (Personal) 1925-1963

Carton 5, Folder 6

Correspondence to Holmes Family regarding the death of Samuel Jackson Holmes 1964

Carton 5, Folder 7

Diary of Samuel Jackson Holmes 1921

Carton 5, Folder 8

Diary of Samuel Jackson Holmes 1941

Carton 5, Folder 9

Diary of Samuel Jackson Holmes 1941-1943

Carton 5, Folder 10

Diary of Samuel Jackson Holmes 1943-1949

Carton 5, Folder 11

Diary of Samuel Jackson Holmes 1944

Carton 5, Folder 12

Diary of Samuel Jackson Holmes 1946-1947

Carton 5, Folder 13

Engraved Printing Plate - Samuel Jackson Holmes undated

Carton 5, Folder 14

Family Materials - Samuel Jackson Holmes, Joseph Holmes, Ella Holmes 1874-1948

Carton 5, Folder 15

Funeral Attendance Log of Samuel Jackson Holmes 1964

Carton 5, Folder 16

Honorary PhD, University of Michigan, Samuel Jackson Holmes 1948

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 1

Honorary PhD, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, University of Chicago, Samuel Jackson Holmes 1897, 1943

Carton 5, Folder 17

Informational File on Samuel Jackson Holmes undated

Volume 1-3

Scrapbooks Compiled by Holmes Family undated

Carton 5, Folder 18

Children's Book of Avis Tabor Holmes circa 1885

Carton 5, Folder 19-20

Land Transaction Deeds (principally in Illinois) of Joseph H. Holmes (1/2) circa 1837-1885

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 2

Poster Enlargement of Holmes Eureka Lumber Company Advertisement in Humboldt Times 1937

Carton 5, Folder 21

Poems by Allen Family and Others undated

Carton 5, Folder 22

School Essays by Avis Holmes Allen circa 1880-1887

Carton 5, Folder 23

Gift book from Family and Friends to Avis Holmes Allen 1881

Carton 5, Folder 24-25

Family Correspondence to Avis Holmes Allen 1917-1948

Carton 5, Folder 26

Holiday Correspondence to Avis Holmes Allen 1947, undated

Carton 5, Folder 27

Will of Avis Holmes Allen 1949-1950

Carton 5, Folder 28

Collected Materials of Mary Holmes re: Holmes Family 1880-1915

Carton 5, Folder 29

Travel Diary of Mary Holmes 1911

Carton 5, Folder 30

Diaries of Mary Holmes 1928, 1943

Carton 5, Folder 31-32

Correspondence to Holmes Family regarding the death of Celia Warfield Holmes 1958