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Jack D. L. Holmes papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0001

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, journal articles, newspaper clippings, and maps of this professor and author. The correspondence is primarily between Arrow Printing Company and Holmes about his book, Honor and fidelity; the Louisiana Infantry Regiment and the Louisiana militia companies, 1766-1821. Most of the articles, papers, and newspaper clippings relate to his research on the early history of the Gulf Coast States, specifically Dauphin Island, Alabama, and Louisiana.

One manuscript is in Spanish and is a compilation of approximately ten Spanish documents, edited by Holmes and published in 1963. The documents relate to the settlement of Louisiana, and include a description of the territory written by Governor Esteban Miro and a diary written by Governor Manuel Gayoso de Lemos.

Another manuscript is a typescript copy of Holmes's English translation (done in 1980) of "Spanish New Orleans and Louisiana" by Jose Montero de Pedro and Marques de Casa Mena, published in October 1979 by the Centro de Cooperations Iberoamericana.

Dates

  • 1963-1988

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

none

Biographical / Historical

Jack David Lazarus Holmes was a Latin American studies historian and writer who often researched topics relating to colonial Gulf Coast history. He was a faculty member in the University of Alabama at Birmingham History Department.

Holmes was born on 4 July 1930, in Long Branch, New Jersey. He received his bachelor's degree from Florida State University, master's degree from the University of Florida, and doctorate from the University of Texas. Dr. Holmes died in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1990.

Extent

1.3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Correspondence, manuscripts, journal articles, newspaper clippings, and maps of this professor and Alabama author.

Physical Location

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Provenance

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Related Materials

The University Libraries holds several copies of Honor and fidelity; the Louisiana Infantry Regiment and the Louisiana militia companies, 1766-1821. The call number is F366 .L53 no. 1

General

Titles on phase box spines: Correspondence Relating to "Honor & Fidelity" by Jack D.L. Holmes; Early History of Dauphin Island, compiled by Jack D.L. Holmes; Documentos para la Historia de la Luisiana; Spanish New Orleans and Louisiana

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster Walton, Haley Aaron, and Martha Bace, 2013

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Jack D. L. Holmes papers
Status
Completed
Date
August 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500