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Collection Number: 03492-z

Collection Title: Emilie Rose Smedes Holmes Papers, 1905; 1909; 1910.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 13 items
Abstract Emilie Rose Smedes resided in Washington, D.C., prior to her marriage to John Simcox Holmes (born 1868), a forester (later state forester), in 1909. The collection is chiefly letters received by Emilie Rose Smedes from John Simcox Holmes at Asheville, N.C., discussing details of their upcoming wedding and plans for their married life together, and expressing his love for her.
Creator Holmes, Emilie Rose Smedes, d. 1950.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Emilie Rose Smedes Holmes Papers, #3492-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received 1960.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Emilie Rose Smedes (died 1950) was the daughter of John Smedes, onetime president of St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, N.C. She married John Simcox Holmes (1868-1958) in 1909. Holmes was born in Coberg, Ontario, Canada, and attended the University of North Carolina, 1886-1888, and the Yale School of Forestry, 1903-1905. He was a farmer and forester.

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The collection is chiefly letters received by Emilie Rose Smedes, Washington, D.C., from John Simcox Holmes at Asheville, N.C., in October 1909, discussing details of their upcoming wedding and plans for their married life together, and expressing his love for her. There is also one letter, 1905, to Emilie Rose Smedes from W. M. Pettis, Charlottesville, Va., and a postcard to John Simcox Holmes from "L."

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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