Julia A. Holt letters , 1865-1875

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--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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

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Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Collection

Collection is located with other small manuscript collections.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Frontier and pioneer life

Personal Names

  • Holt, Adella, -1928
  • Holt, Adella, -1928
  • Holt, Julia A.

Geographical Names

  • Oregon--Description and travel
  • Oregon--Social life and customs