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Collection Number: 04587

Collection Title: John Albert Holmes Papers, 1920s-1980s

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Size 7.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3500 items)
Abstract Correspondence, notes, and writings, 1930s-1950s, of John Albert Holmes relating to his genealogical studies chiefly of North Carolina families, including the Foust, Holmes, Mebane, and Thompson families. Also included are correspodnence, notes, and other papers, 1920s-1980s, of genealogist Marcia Elizabeth Foust about many of the same families investigated by Holmes, but concentrating on families of Alamance County, N.C.
Creator Holmes, John Albert.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Unprocessed; may be used with staff assistance.
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 John Albert Holmes papers #4587, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. B. P. Dailey.
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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Correspondence, notes, and writings, 1930s-1950s, of John Albert Holmes relating to his genealogical studies chiefly of North Carolina families, including the Foust, Holmes, Mebane, and Thompson families. Also included are correspodnence, notes, and other papers, 1920s-1980s, of genealogist Marcia Elizabeth Foust about many of the same families investigated by Holmes, but concentrating on families of Alamance County, N.C.

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Contents list

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About 2,000 items.

Correspondence, notes, writings, and other papers about Holmes's genealogical studies chiefly of North Carolina families.

Box 1

Anderson family #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 1

Barrett family (addition of December 1991, Acc. 91180) #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 1

Foust family (6 folders) #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 1

Gibbs family (2 folders) #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 1

Holmes family (26 folders) #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 1

Box 2

Holmes family (5 folders) #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 2

Hornaday family #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 2

McCauley family #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 2

Mebane family (20 folders) #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 2

Neville family #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 2

Pike family #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 2

Sharp family #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 2

Snipes family (2 folders) #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 2

Box 3

Snotherly family #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 3

Steel family #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 3

Thompson family (10 folders) #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 3

Turner family #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 3

Webb family #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 3

Miscellaneous genealogy (3 folders, 13 notebooks) #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 3

Other files #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 3

Peters, Genevieve--Correspondence about various families #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 3

Sons of American Revolution application #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 3

Yadkin College (N.C.)--History #04587, Series: "1. John Albert Holmes Papers, 1930s-1950s." Box 3

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About 1,500 items.

Correspondence, notes, and other papers about Foust's genealogical studies chiefly of Alamance County, N.C., families. Also included are a few school certificates, essays, and other items relating to the early life of Marcia Foust.

Box 4-5

Box 4

Box 5

Papers #04587, Series: "2. Marcia Elizabeth Foust Papers, 1920s-1980s." Box 4-5

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, September 1991, January 1992

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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