Edwin Holmes Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Holmes, Edwin
Edwin Holmes papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

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

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Scope and Contents note

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 http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-C/EdwinHolmes/.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 1965

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  February 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

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

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

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

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See Also: c.00108 and c.00110.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century.
  • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 10th (1862-1865).


  • Letters (correspondence)

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care

Personal Name(s)

  • Holmes, Augustus
  • Jacobs, Charles, Mrs.
  • Marsh, Alvah
  • Marsh, Frank

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Collection Inventory


Letters 1862-1864