SILAs HERBERT HOLDEN PAPERS, 1873-1905

Selection from diary.

VAULT A45, HOLDEN, UNIT 1

 


EXTENT: .625 linear ft. (1 container)

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGMENT: Two series: I. School compositions, 1873; II. Journals, 1878-1905 .

biography:  Grocer of Concord, Mass., (b. Mar. 29, 1858 - d. Feb. 13, 1906).  Son of Silas Merriam Holden (b. Acton, Mass.) and Sarah Watson Prentiss Holden (b. Lexington, Mass.); brother of Franklin Waldo Holden.  Silas Herbert Holden’s pastimes included bird watching and hunting.


Scope and Content: Papers, 1873-1905, include four school compositions (all 1873) and eight journal volumes (1878-1905).  Journal entries focus primarily on bird sightings and shooting expeditions, with some reference to weather and other observations of nature.

SOURCE OF ACQUISITION: Gift of Winthrop H. Lee, 1984.

PROCESSED BY: Toni Scribner, finding aid prepared by LPW, 07/06/97.  Prepared for the Internet by Peter K. Steinberg, 01/14/06.



CONTAINER LIST

Series I: SCHOOL COMPOSITIONS, 1873:
Folder 1
“Small beginnings great results” (1873 Feb. -)
“Small beginnings great results” (1873 Feb. 6)

“Concord Fifty years hence” (1873 Apr. 12)
“An event in my life which I rember [sic] with pleasure” (1873 May 18)

SERIES II: JOURNALS, 1878-1905:
Folder 2
1878-1879 (with added financial notes to 1881)

Folder 3
1879-1881 (“Notes (Private)”)

Folder 4
1881-1883 (“Private”)

Folder 5
1883-1888 (“Private”)

Folder 6
1888-1892 (with added financial notes to 1902; “Private”)

Folder 7
1892-1895 (“Private”)

Folder 8
1896-1902 (“Private shooting notes and times of arrival of Birds, &c.”)

Folder 9
1903-1905

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