Guide to the John Holmes Papers, Nov. 18, 1943 and Mar.
Collection number: MS 131
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.
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[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], 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.
- 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