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George Frederick Holmes Letters

 Collection
Identifier: UA 6.099
Scope and Contents Two letters written by George Frederick Holmes to Rector of the Board of Visitors, Robert McCandlish, dated August 14, 1848. The first letter informs McCandlish that Holmes has just learned of his election as President of the new University of Mississippi and that he will write his resignation letter as soon as his daughter's health improves. Holmes' resignation letter is dated the same date and is eleven pages long, detailing his dissatisfaction with William & Mary, speficially mentioning...

George Frederick Holmes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 H73
Scope and Contents 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...

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  • Subject: College of William and Mary--History--19th century X
  • Names: Holmes, George Frederick, 1820-1897 X

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