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Finding aid to the Harold C. Holmes collection of early California manuscripts
MS 714  
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: Harold C. Holmes collection of early California manuscripts
    Collection Identifier: MS 714
    Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94105-4014
    (415) 357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Date: 1846-1868
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English, with one document in Spanish.
    Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite.
    Extent: 1 folder
    Abstract: Accounts, receipts for wages and goods, Gold Rush correspondence, and other documents collected by Oakland bookseller Harold C. Holmes, mostly relating to commercial activities in California between the years 1846 and 1868. Materials were created by various individuals and firms, including Captain J. L. Folsom, Archibald C. Peachy, Mellus & Howard, and members of the Fitch family. Some materials document the exchange of and disputes over horses during the Mexican War period.
    Creator: Holmes, Harold C., 1877-1965.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was given to the California Historical Society by Harold C. Holmes in 1952.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Harold C. Holmes collection of early California manuscripts, MS 714, California Historical Society.

    Biographical Information

    Harold C. Holmes was an antiquarian bookseller and owner of the Holmes Book Company in Oakland, California.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection consists of accounts, receipts for wages and goods, Gold Rush correspondence, and other documents collected by Oakland bookseller Harold C. Holmes, mostly relating to commercial activities in California between the years 1846 and 1868. Materials were created by various individuals and firms, including and prominently Captain J. L. Folsom, Archibald C. Peachy, Mellus & Howard, and members of the Fitch family. Some materials document the exchange of and disputes over horses during the Mexican War period.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Fitch family.
    Folsom, J. L. (Joseph Libbey), 1817-1855.
    Mellus & Howard Company.
    Peachy, Archibald C.
    Businessmen--California.
    California--Gold discoveries.
    Commerce--California.
    Horses--California.
    Receipts.