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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
2.09 linear feet ((5 file boxes) plus 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversized folder, 1 supersize folder)
The collections document not only the close relationship between the families but also the diversity of Joseph and Julia Holt's experiences: they homesteaded in Minnesota (1853) and were instrumental in founding the town of Champlin; they aided freedmen in Jackson, Mississippi (1868-1869); they taught school in Atlanta, Georgia (1875); and they worked on Indian reservations in Lac Court d'Oreilles, Wisconsin (1873-1875) and Los Pinos, Colorado (1878-1879). They also lived in Nashville, Tennessee; Hammonton, New Jersey; New Sharon, Maine; Washington, D.C.; and Tierra Amarillo, New Mexico. These moves are reflected in the geographical arrangement of the Holt family papers. The Messer family papers, on the other hand, are arranged by individual.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Holt-Messer family papers were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in 1953 by Edith G. Stedman, in July 1961 by Cora Mason, and in July 1961, May and November 1963, May 1965, and 1973 by Alice B. Nichols.
Re-processed under NEH Grant Number RC 24669-76-987.
- Box 1: Folders 1-13
- Box 2: Folders 14-32
- Box 3: Folders 33-47
- Box 4: Folders 48-67
- Box 5: Folders 68-92
By: Patricia Affholter
- Colorado (Territory)
- Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
- Family records
- Frontier and pioneer life
- Indian reservations
- Minnesota (Ter.)
- New Mexico--History
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- West (U.S.)--History--1860-1890
- Women--Southern States
- Holt family. Papers of the Holt-Messer family, 1809-1962: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- EAD ID
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