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Llewellyn (Lew) P. Holmes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 552

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, published works, page proofs, and books.

Correspondence includes incoming letters organized alphabetically by sender's last name or organizational title, and fan mail, 1954-1966.

Published works includes articles for newspapers and other publications, 1956-1962.

Also included are page proofs for five other works, 1957-1961.


  • 1954-1966


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and 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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Llewellyn (Lew) P. Holmes (1895-1988) was born in a log cabin at Breckenridge, Colorado, atop the Rocky Mountains. After graduating high school, Holmes began to write for pulp magazines and was a major contributor for Leo Margulies' line of pulp publications. Beginning in the 1950s he concentrated on writing western fiction and moved away from pulp writing. Holmes wrote westerns under his own name and the pseudonyms Matt Stuart, Dave Hardin and Perry Westwood. He was managed by the Lenniger Literary Agency.


3.5 linear feet (3 containers)

Language of Materials



Llewellyn (Lew) P. Holmes (1895-1988) was a pulp and western writer who wrote under his own name and the pseudonyms Matt Stuart, Dave Hardin and Perry Westwood. The collection contains correspondence, published works, page proofs, and books.


Collection is organized into the following series: Incoming Correspondence, Published Works, and Miscellaneous.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Related Materials

Correspondence to/from Llewellyn (Lew) P. Holmes can also be found at Special Collections and University Archives in: Thomas Thompson papers, Ax 284.

Pulps written by Llewellyn (Lew) P. Holmes are also housed in the pulp magazine collection at UCLA.

Physical Description

1 manuscript box, 2 record storage boxes.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, 1969.

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 Llewellyn (Lew) P. Holmes Papers
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University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA