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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Jack D. L. Holmes papers W.0001

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

August 2013

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English

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Collection Title:

Jack D. L. Holmes papers

Unit ID:

W.0001

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

1.3 Linear feet

Dates:

1963-1988

Location:

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

Abstract:

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

creator

Holmes, Jack D. L., 1930-

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Processing Information:

Processed by

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

Preferred Citation:

Jack D. L. Holmes papers, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Related Archival Materials note

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

Scope and Contents note

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.

Access Restrictions:

none

Biographical/Historical note

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.

General note

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

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Correspondence (aat)

Dauphin Island (Ala.) (lcsh)

Louisiana--History (lcsh)

Manuscripts for publication (aat)

New Orleans (La.) (lcsh)

War and Military (localbroad)

Correspondence relating to Honor and Fidelity Box W0001.01

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence written from 1964 to 1966 between Jack D.L. Holmes and the publishers of his book Honor and Fidelity. A set of galley proofs is also included.

Early History of Dauphin Island, compiled by Jack D. L. Holmes (unpublished manuscript)

Scope and Contents note

Contains drafts of manuscripts of articles about the history of Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Components in Detail

Dauphin Island's Critical Years, 1701-1722 Box W0001.02 Folder 1

Dauphin Island, May 15, 1717 Box W0001.02 Folder 2

Dauphin Isle, 1717 Box W0001.02 Folder 3

Dauphin Island in Franco-Spanish War, 1719-1722 Box W0001.02 Folder 4

History of Dauphin Island Box W0001.02 Folder 5

Documentos para la Historia de la Luisiana, 1792-1810, by Jack D. L. Holmes (original typescript) Box W0001.03

Spanish New Orleans and Louisiana - translated by Jack D. L. Holmes, original typescript (by Jose Montero de Pedro, Marques de Casa Mena) Box W0001.04