Papers, 1790-1898, of the Holmes family. Chiefly letters, 1842- 1887, received by George Frederick Holmes, educator, concerning the College of William and Mary, the University of Mississippi, and the University of Virginia. Correspondents include William Campbell Preston, Andrew Steele Fulton, Robert Saunders and Charles Minnigerode. Collection also includes papers, 1790-1822, of the Floyd and Preston families; album, 1844-1849, kept by Eliza Lavalette Floyd Holmes consisting of plant leaves, newspapers and memorials to her son and a drawing by Thomas C. Milington of the grave-site of John Floyd Holmes; and papers, concerning the estate of George Frederick Holmes.
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Purchased from Miss Constance Moore (1/26/1942) and a gift of J. D. Carneal (Sept. 1952)
George Frederick Holmes Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.