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Holmes Book Company records, 1951-1994.
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Holmes Book Company records, 1951-1994


Holmes Book Company (Oakland, Calif.), creator


Contains a small sampling of business records of this Oakland, Calif. bookstore, chiefly consisting of bibliographical notes, both in binder and card file formats. Includes two scrapbooks of clippings, 1976 and 1978, working copies of master catalog lists for 1983 and 1993-1994, sample inventories and a few advertisements. Also contains galleys for Holmes publications, including the Memoirs of Edward Bosqui, with foreword by Harold C. Holmes; Gold, a play in three acts by Herbert Heron and Jack London, with manuscript preparation by James E. Sisson III; and, The fiction of Jack London, compiled and annotated by Dale L. Walker, with research and editing by James E. Sisson, III.


1951 (issued)


Bookstores -- California -- Oakland -- Records and correspondence
Librairies -- Californie -- Oakland -- Documents et correspondance
California -- Oakland
Holmes Book Company (Oakland, Calif.) -- Archives


COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Gift; Of Tim Horan; 1995.
Associated collection: Holmes Book Company (Los Angeles) Records (Collection 214). Also located at Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Founded in 1894 in San Francisco, California by Robert C. Holmes, the Holmes Book Company was well known for running and owning bookstores throughout San Francisco and Oakland. Specializing in antiquarian books, its last store in Oakland, which was the oldest continuously running antiquarian bookstore in the state, closed in 1995.
Preferred citation: Holmes Book Company records, BANC MSS 98/177 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.


business records.
manuscripts for publication.
Records (Documents)
Records and correspondence
Records (Documents)
Documents administratifs.

Physical Description:

4 cartons, 1 oversize folder (5.2 linear feet)




No place, unknown, or undetermined

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.

Related Item:

Memoirs of Edward Bosqui : Holmes, Harold C.
Gold : Heron, Herbert, : 1881-1968
Gold : London, Jack, : 1876-1916
Gold : Sisson, James E.
Fiction of Jack London : Sisson, James E.