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Register of the Holmes (Harold C.) Papers , c1945-1965
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  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • 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


    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.)


    Booksellers and bookselling -California


    San Francisco (Calif.) -Intellectual life


    Oakland (Calif.) -Intellectual life


    Oakland (Calif.) -History -1850-1950


    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.