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Edwin Holmes papers

Identifier: c-00109

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Edwin Holmes' Civil War letters to family and friends. His letters deal primarily with his health and with family matters. There are frequent references to his brother Augustus and stepbrother Alvah Marsh (see c.108, c.110).

Also included in this collection are several letters from Holmes' stepbrother Frank Marsh, describing his work in an army hospital in Detroit.

These materials have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at


  • Creation: 1862 - 1864

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Edwin Holmes served in the 10th Michigan Infantry and spent much of the war on guard duty in Tennessee.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Charles Jacobs, 1961-01-23. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Related Archival Materials

See Also: c.00108 and c.00110.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Edwin Holmes Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
February 1965
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US