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John Holmes, 1904-

Collection number: MS 131

Size: 8 items
(0.1 cu.ft.)


About John Holmes

Poet, professor of Literature and Modern Poetry at Tufts University for 28 years.


About the John Holmes Papers

Two letters written by Holmes. The first is addressed as an open letter to the Folio
1943 and describes Holmes’ passion for writing and the work of Carroll Towle and the
Towle Writer’s Conference at U.N.H. The second, addressed to Bacon Collamore, discusses
their mutual admiration of and collecting interests in Robert Frost. Also included
are broadsides of Holmes’ poems “To Dr. H.W.N. Bennett on His Eightieth Birthday”
and “Great Law” (a Christmas greeting for 1947), a signed typescript of the poem “Go,
Cries the Heart,” and three copies of “The Eleventh Commandment,” a Phi Beta Kappa
poem Holmes read at Harvard University in 1956.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Holmes Papers, Nov. 18, 1943 and Mar. 13, 1957, MS
131, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: In Our Time, June 27, 1978 (Accession number: 783)

Purchased: Barbara Towle, Feb. 19, 1982 (Accession number: 8164)

Source unknown, Apr. 2, 1984 (Accession number: 85)

Purchased: Bert Babcock, 1978-1984 (Accession number: 8513