Julia A. Holt letters, 1865-1875  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Holt, Julia A.
Julia A. Holt letters
1865-1875 (inclusive)
0.1 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
SFM 113
The Julia Holt papers consist of correspondence between Julia Holt and her sister Adella Holt describing Julia's journey to Oregon in 1866.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

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

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Holt, Julia A. Letters, SFM 113, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 4
October 29, 1865-September 12, 1875

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Oregon--Description and travel
  • Personal Names :
  • Holt, Adella, d. 1928
  • Holt, Adella, d. 1928--Correspondence
  • Holt, Julia A.--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Social life and customs