Manuscript Collection

Holmes Family Scrapbook - Accession 1607 - M789 (846)

Title

Holmes Family Scrapbook - Accession 1607 - M789 (846)

Authors

Holmes Family

Files

Identifier

Accession 1607 - M789 (846)

Inclusive Dates

1893-1934

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 bound volume

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper articles, tickets, programs, tintypes, and memorabilia related to Leila Holmes from 1892-1896 who lived in Vineville in Macon, Georgia. Of interest are a Also included are many autographs and letters, which appear to be transcribed, written to “Ellen” by who appear to be fellow classmates of the Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia from 1861-1863. There is also memorabilia and material related to Mercer University including a ribbon related to the Ciceronian Society 1834-1892 and a ticket to the “Ye Singing Partie of ye Old Time Folkes” in the Mercer Chapel. There is also a letter written to “Mama” from Carrie L. Holmes from 1883 and there is a mention of a C. E. Holmes, 2nd Georgia Battalion, Co. C Wrights Brigade. It is presumed through some research and educated guesswork that C. E. Holmes is Charles Edward Holmes (1843-1901), Ellen is Ellen Tuor Holmes (1843-1919), Leia Holmes is Leila Holmes Ridout (1872-1934), and Carrie L. Holmes is Carrie Lee Holmes (1866-1929) all of whom are buried in Rose hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia.

Provenance

The Holmes Family Scrapbook was donated to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections by Mickey Taylor and Linda Ashley on February 5, 2018.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Holmes Family Scrapbook - Accession 1607 - M789 (846)

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