Holmes Edmonds Miles Family Papers

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Holmes-Edmonds-Miles Family Papers
Creator: Holmes family
Call Number: D.341
Dates: 1880-1986
Physical Description: 8 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Holmes-Edmonds-Miles Family Papers
Creator: Holmes family
Call Number: D.341
Dates: 1880-1986
Physical Description: 8 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
This collection is comprised of correspondence of James Smith Holmes and his descendents. The years span from the 1880s to the 1980s and reflect the relationships of almost four generations of a family. James Smith Holmes was a prosperous farmer and prominent citizen who lived in Caton, NY for nearly fifty years. He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting at Elmira September 20, 1864, he served one year as a member of the New York Volunteer Infantry 188th regiment until the close of the war. He died April 14, 1905. He and his first wife had seven children, William H., of Springfield, Ohio; Frank T. Holmes of Brooklyn, NY; Anson B. Holmes of Corning, NY, Charles L. Holmes of Elmira, NY; Mrs. Charles Edmonds (Minnie) of Elmira, NY; Mrs. William H. White (Harriet) of Buffalo, NY and Amos who died at twenty-eight years old of blood poisoning.

The first four boxes contain many letters written by Frank T. Holmes to his sister Minnie. Frank lived in Brooklyn, NY and he wrote of his everyday life, raising children, his job and his thoughts and reflections as he grew old. The remaining material centered around the lives of Minnie and Charles Edmonds III's nine children. Lee Holmes; Walter Raymond; Myrtle who married Charles W. Wilbor; Grace Valeda who married Gordon Buzzerd; Florence Mary who married James Barker, William James; Frank Archibald; Charles Marvin; and Harriet Ruth who married Collins L. Miles. Charles was previously married to Eva Rachel Snell in which they had a son Harry Elias Edmonds. She passed when Harry was two years old.

Most of the children remained within New York State, although their children and the next generation did move to other areas, one grandchild as far as Brazil.

One of the renowned members of the family was Harry Edmonds. He established the International House in 1924. The International House is a world- wide network of residences and program centers for graduate students. One can be found at Columbia University and another one on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.

Scope and Content
The letters were composed of descriptions of everyday activities including births, graduations, marriages and vacations. Each family seemed to make a trip to Aunt Florence's house in Nantucket, MA every year.

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Holmes, Frank T.
Holmes family
Edmonds family
Miles family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were given to the University by Peter Miles of Copake Falls, NY in 1989.Access
The Holmes-Edmonds-Miles Family Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Holmes-Edmonds-Miles Family Papers, D.341, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence of James S. Holmes to his married children and grandchildren, 1880-1910
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence of William H. Holmes (Springfield, OH), son of James, to his sister Minnie; letter to Frank Holmes, brother of William, 1913-1915; no date
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence of Charles Holmes, son of James to his sister Minnie, 1915-1980
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence of Friends of Minnie (Holmes) Edmonds, 1917-1957
Box 2, Folder 1Correspondence of Frank T. Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1913-1921
Box 2, Folder 2Correspondence of Frank T. Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1922-1926
Box 2, Folder 3Correspondence of Frank T. Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1927-1930
Box 2, Folder 4Correspondence of Frank T. Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1931-1932
Box 2, Folder 5Correspondence of Frank T. Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1933
Box 2, Folder 6Correspondence of Frank T. Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1934
Box 3, Folder 1-3Correspondence of Frank T. Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1935
Box 3, Folder 4-5Correspondence of Frank T. Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1936
Box 4, Folder 1Correspondence of Frank T. Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1936
Box 4, Folder 2-3Correspondence of Frank T. Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1937
Box 4, Folder 4Correspondence of Frank T. Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1938
Box 4, Folder 5Correspondence of Sophia Holmes, wife of Frank, 1890's
Box 4, Folder 6Correspondence of Anson Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1913-1935
Box 4, Folder 7Correspondence of Anson Holmes, son of James, to family members, 1936-1957
Box 5, Folder 1Correspondence of Margie Altenberg
Box 5, Folder 2Correspondence of Martha Brewer
Box 5, Folder 3Correspondence of Betty Keep
Box 5, Folder 4Correspondence of Edith Lambert
Box 5, Folder 5Correspondence of Karl Kabelai
Box 5, Folder 6Correspondence of Margaret Kingman
Box 5, Folder 7Correspondence of Sheila Moran
Box 5, Folder 8Correspondence of Marie Vaselik; Correspondence of Myrtle Edmonds Wilbor, daughter of Minnie Holmes and Charles Edmonds, one of nine children
Box 5, Folder 9Correspondence of Myrtle Edmonds Wilbor and Family, 1967
Box 5, Folder 10Correspondence of Myrtle Edmonds Wilbor and Family, 1968
Box 5, Folder 11Correspondence of Myrtle Edmonds Wilbor and Family, 1969-1972
Box 5, Folder 12Correspondence of Myrtle Edmonds Wilbor and Family, 1973-1976
Box 5, Folder 13Correspondence of Myrtle Edmonds Wilbor and Family, 1977
Box 6, Folder 1Correspondence of Myrtle Edmonds Wilbor and Family, 1978-1979
Box 6, Folder 2Correspondence of Myrtle Edmonds Wilbor and Family, 1980-1981
Box 6, Folder 3Correspondence of Myrtle Edmonds Wilbor and Family, 1982
Box 6, Folder 4Correspondence of Myrtle Edmonds Wilbor and Family, 1983
Box 6, Folder 5Greeting cards of the Wilbor Family, 1980's
Box 7, Folder 1Correspondence of Florence (daughter of Myrtle and Charles Wilbor and granddaughter of Minnie and Charles Edmonds) and Oliver Bruno and Family, 1966-1985
Box 7, Folder 2Correspondence of Florence Bruno, 1984-1985
Box 7, Folder 3Correspondence of Janet and Lyle Warner (sister of Florence Bruno), 1985
Box 7, Folder 4Correspondence of Marguerite Edmonds, (sister-in-law of Myrtle), 1979-1985
Box 8, Folder 1Correspondence of Jean and Lee Edmonds of N. Rose, NY (son of Lee and Marguerite Edmonds, grandson of Minnie and Charles Edmond), 1979-1980
Box 8, Folder 2Correspondence of Todd Edmonds (son of Jean and Lee), 1980's
Box 8, Folder 3Correspondence of Ann (sister of Lee) and Howard Blaisdell and Family, Lyons, NY, 1980's
Box 8, Folder 4Correspondence of Andrea Lunney (daughter of Ann and Howard), 1980
Box 8, Folder 5Correspondence of Leslie (sister of Andrea) and Steve Leo, 1980's
Box 8, Folder 6Correspondence of McKee Family includes Ruth (daughter of Frank T. Holmes) and Ralph McKee and Frank (son of Ruth and Ralph) and Betty McKee, 1981-1985
Box 8, Folder 7Correspondence of Sandra Edmonds Kelman (daughter of Harry and Dorothy Edmonds, Jr.) and Family, 1980's
Box 8, Folder 8Genealogy and Miscellaneous Letters


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