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Julia A. Holt letters

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [SFM 113] 1
Identifier: SFM 113

Scope and Contents note

The Julia Holt papers comprise one folder of correspondence from sisters Julia A. Holt (Mansfield Beach) and Adella Holt (Grimes) to their aunt and uncle in Georgia. The letters give an account of the Holt family's journey from Lexington, Georgia, across the isthmus of Panama to Oregon in 1866, and describe the family's life in Oregon. The collection includes original letters and photocopies of typescripts of additional letters.


  • 1865-1875


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

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Biographical/Historical note

Julia Holt was the daughter of Alfred Holt. She traveled from Lexington, Georgia, to Oregon in 1866, by way of the isthmus of Panama.


0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



The Julia Holt papers consist of correspondence between Julia Holt and her sister Adella Holt describing Julia's journey to Oregon in 1866.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence.

Location note

Collection is located with other small manuscript collections.

General Physical Description note

1 folder

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Julia A. Holt Letters
Complete Description
Finding aid prepared by Jenny Palm
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA