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|Abstract||Emilie Rose Smedes resided in Washington, D.C., prior to her marriage to John Simcox Holmes (born 1868), a forester (later state forester), in 1909. The collection is chiefly letters received by Emilie Rose Smedes from John Simcox Holmes at Asheville, N.C., discussing details of their upcoming wedding and plans for their married life together, and expressing his love for her.|
|Creator||Holmes, Emilie Rose Smedes, d. 1950.|
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Emilie Rose Smedes (died 1950) was the daughter of John Smedes, onetime president of St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, N.C. She married John Simcox Holmes (1868-1958) in 1909. Holmes was born in Coberg, Ontario, Canada, and attended the University of North Carolina, 1886-1888, and the Yale School of Forestry, 1903-1905. He was a farmer and forester.Back to Top
The collection is chiefly letters received by Emilie Rose Smedes, Washington, D.C., from John Simcox Holmes at Asheville, N.C., in October 1909, discussing details of their upcoming wedding and plans for their married life together, and expressing his love for her. There is also one letter, 1905, to Emilie Rose Smedes from W. M. Pettis, Charlottesville, Va., and a postcard to John Simcox Holmes from "L."Back to Top
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top