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Guide to the Harriet R. Holman Papers, 1869-1986

Abstract

Author and professor of English from Anderson, S.C.

Collection is chiefly significant for Holman's correspondence with writers, publishers and colleagues concerning the teaching and writing of American literature. Significant correspondents include Jay B. Hubbell, Rayburn Moore, Henry Field, Ann Page Johns, Armistead C. Gordon, Jr., Dr. Jeremiah N. Fusco, Corydon Bell, Guy Davenport, Edith Buchanan, Margaret Meaders, David Stocking, Marion Kingston Stocking, Newman I. White, E. M. Lander, Jr., Mattie U. Russell, and members of the Thomas Nelson Page and John Fox families. There are also letters from South Carolina authors, including Rosa Pendleton Chiles, Sidelle Ellis, Patricia Kneas Hill, Katharine M. Jones, Mary Boone Robertson Longley, and Alice L. O’Connell. Also includes works written or edited by Holman and others, a typed transcription of Cherokee stories as told by Mary Ulmer Chiltoskey, clippings, notecard files, printed material, and photographs of Thomas Nelson and Florence Lathrop Page, and Nannie Mae Tilley.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Holman, Harriet R. (Harriet Rebecca), 1912-1992.
Title
Harriet R. Holman papers 1869-1986
Language of Material
English
Extent
16.5 Linear Feet, About 7899 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The papers of Harriet Rebecca Holman span the years 1869-1986, and are chiefly significant for Holman's correspondence with writers, publishers and colleagues concerning the teaching and writing of American literature. Significant correspondents include Jay B. Hubbell, Rayburn Moore, Henry Field, Ann Page Johns, Armistead C. Gordon, Jr., Dr. Jeremiah N. Fusco, Corydon Bell, Guy Davenport, Edith Buchanan, Margaret Meaders, David Stocking, Marion Kingston Stocking, Newman I. White, E. M. Lander, Jr., Mattie U. Russell and members of the Thomas Nelson Page and John Fox families. The Page family materials constitute a large portion of the materials in this collection and are represented by their own series. There are also letters from South Carolina authors, including Rosa Pendleton Chiles, Sidelle Ellis, Patricia Kneas Hill, Katharine M. Jones, Mary Boone Robertson Longley, and Alice L. O’Connell. Also includes works written or edited by Holman and others, a typed transcription of Cherokee stories as told by Mary Ulmer Chiltoskey, clippings, notecard files, printed material, and photographs of Thomas Nelson and Florence Lathrop Page, and Nannie Mae Tilley. Acquired as part of the Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography at Duke University.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence
Box 1-2
Writings: Harriet R. Holman
Box 3
Writings
Box 4
Miscellany
Box 5
Volumes
Box 6
Printed Material
Box 7-8
Correspondence, 1869-1892
Box 9
Correspondence, 1893-1900
Box 10
Correspondence, 1900-1905
Box 11
Correspondence, 1906-1908
Box 12
Correspondence, 1909-1912
Box 13
Correspondence, 1913
Box 14
Correspondence
Box 15
Correspondence, 1918-1919
Box 16
Correspondence, 1920
Box 17
Correspondence
Box 18
Embassy correspondence
Box 19
Correspondence
Box 20
Diary
Box 21-22
Miscellany
Box 23
Writings, 1869-1903
Box 24
Henry Field
Box 25
John Fox, Jr.
Box 26
James Whitcomb Riley
Box 27
Research notecard files
Box 28-29

Contains a draft of Cherokee Stories told by the Cherokee Storytelling Lady of the Qualla Indian Boundary by Harriet Holman as well as correspondence relating to this work. Also contains correspondence with Rayburn Moore and his curriculum vitae.

Accession (1987)
Box 30
Correspondence
Box 1
Endowed professorship
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Pictures (photographs) and clippings
Box 1
South Carolina Poets
Box 1
Turkish University program
Box 1
Winthrop College
Box 1
Printed Material
Box 1
Reprints
Box 1
Volumes
Box 2

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Thoman Nelson Page Papers (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
  • Jay B. Hubbell Papers (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harriet R. Holman Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Harriet R. Holman Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1969, 1987, and 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Parts of the collection are minimally processed and may need further processing before they can be used.

Encoded by Robert Carlson and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, August 2009

Accessions from 1969, 1987-0106, and 2008-0257 are described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.