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Collection Title: Holmes (David) Collection

Accession Number: AM05-19

Dates: ca. 1943 - 2005

Volume: 10 items

Provenance: Donated by Tracy Hitt Greenberg

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

An assortment of items relating to Mississippi's first governor, David Holmes (1817-1820). Mr. Holmes was also the last territorial governor (1809-1817), and the fifth governor of the state (Jan. 7 - July 25, 1926). Failing health forced Gov. Holmes to resign after serving only six months of his second term.
A native of York County, Pennsylvania, Holmes' family moved to Virginia during his childhood. He returned to Virginia in 1826, and died there on August 28, 1832. He is interred in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia.
In 1943, Delta Shipbuilding Company, New Orleans, Louisiana, built a Liberty Ship named the David Holmes, which was launched August 14, 1943. After changing hands (and names) several times, the ship was scrapped in 1967 at Mukaijima, Japan.
A complete list of items in this collection is attached hereto.


Holmes (David) Collection
Container List

Item 1 Information sheet regarding the Liberty ship, David Holmes, and Holmes' burial site in Virginia (ca. 2005)
Item 2 Letter to Tracy Greenberg from Lloyd's of London, re: the David Holmes (Feb. 1, 1993)
Item 3 Letter to Tracy Greenberg from Guildhall Librarian and Director of Libraries and Art Galleries, London, England, re: the David Holmes (Feb. 22, 1993)
Item 4 Details regarding the history of the David Holmes, provided by Guildhall Library (Feb. 22, 1993)
Item 5 8" x 10" black & white photograph of the David Holmes launching
(Aug. 14, 1943)
Item 6 8" x 10" black & white photograph of the David Holmes being christened by Mrs. Gertrude Hitt Clyburn of Clinton, Mississippi (1943)
Item 7 Two 5" x 7" color photographs of David Holmes' gravesite in Winchester, Virginia. (ca. 2005)
Item 8 8" x 10" color photograph of the inscription on David Holmes tomb (ca. 2005)
Item 9 Two 5" x 7" color photographs of the inscription on David Holmes' headstone
(ca. 2005)
Item 10 Photocopy of a photograph of David Holmes. 


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