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Box 1

 Container

Contains 80 Collections and/or Records:

Album of Eliza Lavalette (Floyd) Holmes, Sedley, South Carolina, 1844-1849

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 25
Identifier: id143548
Scope and Contents The gilt-edged album contains the following: miscellaneous portrait and landscape engravings; leaves of various plants, some indigenous to South Carolina, Virginia, and Mississippi, and some being from family members' graves, giving genealogical information; poems; newspaper clippings; and a memorial inscription to her son, John Floyd Holmes (1847-1848) and an ink drawing of his gravesite in the family burial grounds of Robert Saunders, President of the College of William and Mary, done by...

Edward Robinson Squibb, Brooklyn, N.Y., to William Howard Perkinson, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1898 May 5

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17, Object: 3
Identifier: id143536
Scope and Contents Notes that advanced age and ill health will prevent Squibb from attending the inauguration of new buildings at the University on 14 June 14, 1898.

Thomas Staples Martin, United States Senate, Washington, D.C., to William Howard Perkinson, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1898 May 11

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17, Object: 6
Identifier: id143540
Scope and Contents Accepts an invitation to the inauguration of new buildings at the University on 14 June 14, 1898.

Jacob Thompson, Oxford, Mississippi, to George Frederick Holmes, 1848 September 2

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10, Object: 5
Identifier: id143050
Scope and Contents Expresses his gratification at Holmes' acceptance of the apppointment as President of the University of Mississippi; requests Holmes' presence at a meeting on the "3rd Mmonday of October" in order that Holmes may advise the trustees on the course of study, text books, and the proper preparation for the admittance into the college; notes that he has dispelled rumors that Holmes intended to accept his "late place at William and Mary and decline the Presidency of our College"; urges Holmes to...

John Cabell Breckinridge, Lexington, Kentucky, to George Frederick Holmes, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1872 January 24

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15, Object: 1
Identifier: id143528
Scope and Contents Accepts Holmes' offer of his home as a place of residence during Breckinridge's upcoming commencement address at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.; discusses his latest railroad project.

William Campbell Preston, Columbia, S.C., to George Frederick Holmes, Richmond, Va., 1846 October 13

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8, Object: 3
Identifier: id142986
Scope and Contents Informs Holmes that Holmes' election (to the faculty of South Carolina?)] is "very doubtful."

Susanna Preston to her son Francis Preston, 1802 May 31

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Object: 1
Identifier: id142961
Scope and Contents Comments on Francis' upcoming trip to "the springs" and expresses her hope that he can take a "sea voyage"; and other family news.

William Rough, Demerara, Guiana, to Joseph Henry Hendron Holmes, 1820 February 6

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Object: 2
Identifier: id142962
Scope and Contents Regarding a recommendation of Holmes to Earl Brownlow.

Correspondence, 1802

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The papers 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. The collection also includes papers of the Floyd and Preston families; an album kept by Eliza Lavalette Floyd Holmes consisting of plant leaves, newspapers and memorials to...

William Campbell Preston, Columbia, S.C., to George Frederick Holmes, Richmond, Va., 1846 November 25

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8, Object: 4
Identifier: id142987
Scope and Contents Requests certain testimonials which Holmes had secured from Preston; notifies Holmes that the election to the chair (at the College of William and Mary)] "will take place in 10 days or two weeks"; and assures Holmes that he is still being considered.