Register of the Holmes (Harold C.) Papers , c1945-1965

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Holmes (Harold C.) Papers , c1945-1965

Collection number: Mss213

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Holmes (Harold C.) Papers ,
Date (inclusive): c1945-1965
Collection number: Mss213
Creator: Leonard Verbarg
Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Holmes (Harold C.) Papers , Mss213, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Holmes, Harold C. (1877-1965)

personal name

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

personal name

Miller, Joaquin (1837-1913)

personal name

Jackson, Joseph Henry (1894-1955)

corporate name

Rotary International (Oakland, Calif.)

subject

Booksellers and bookselling -California

subject

San Francisco (Calif.) -Intellectual life

subject

Oakland (Calif.) -Intellectual life

subject

Oakland (Calif.) -History -1850-1950

Biography

Harold Holmes (1877-1965) was born in Toronto, Canada. His parents were British West Indians. They immigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area (1882) where his father operated the Holmes Book Co., which owned antiquarian book shops in San Francisco and Oakland. From 1895 young Holmes assisted his father and eventually took over the family business, running it until his death. An authority on California literary history, in his middle years Holmes was also active in Oakland civic affairs, serving as president of the Oakland Rotary Club (1946-47), a member of the Alameda County Probation Committee (1948), and, a trustee of the California College of Arts & Crafts. Holmes was working on his memoirs at the time of his death.

Scope and Content

The bulk of the Holmes Papers consists of the manuscript chapters of Harold Holmes' memoirs.

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: HAROLD HOLMES PAPERS

 

1.1--Harold C. Holmes: Biographies & Clippings

 

1.2--Memorial Tributes to HCH

 

1.3--HCH Memoirs, Chapt. 1: "From England to America"

 

1.4--HCH Memoirs, Chapt. 5: "Bowing as a publisher"

 

1.5--HCH Memoirs, Chapt. 6: "Fateful Awakening"

 

1.6--HCH Memoirs, Chapt. 7: "Half a Century Ago"

 

1.7--HCH Memoirs, Chapt. 9: "Junk heaps & polished halls"

 

1.8--HCH Memoirs, Chapt. 12: "Patrons of renown"

 

1.9--HCH Memoirs, Chapt. 13: "Historiographer extraordinaire"

 

1.10-HCH Memoirs, Chapt. 14: "A bit of Twainiana"

 

1.11--HCH Memoirs, Chapt. 15: "Pioneer letters"

 

1.12--HCH Memoirs--no Chapt. indications

 

1.13--HCH Memoirs, Photos & captions for

 

1.14--HCH Memoirs, draft index [?]

 

1.15--HCH Memoirs [?], Two spiral binders w/ indexing

 

1.16--Oakland Rotary Club--Essays, Corresp., etc.

 

1.17-- Norris Library--Sale announcements

 

1.18--Notes & ephemera

 

1.19--Misc. Corresp., 1945-1964