Monday, September 30, 2013
Was doing a talk on archives, what we have, the background to it, current challenges and so on. Spent an hour or so talking with her and showing her around. Reminds me I should assemble a history of the archives sometime, I am probably the only one who knows most its story!
Friday, September 27, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Many of her novels, such as Tempest and Sunshine, were not only published as books, but serialized in magazines like the Ladies Home Journal, and even performed as stage shows on riverboats! You can easily find many of her novels online in Google books or in libraries.
Her husband, Daniel Holmes, attended our predecessor school, the Brockport Collegiate Institute, then University of Rochester and Yale Law School. He practiced as a lawyer in Brockport for many years, and was a staunch advocate for the college, serving on the board of trustees for over forty years!
The photograph here is not the usual image of Mary Jane Holmes found online and in contemporary sources, but captures her when younger. The image is from the collections in the Emily Knapp Museum in Brockport NY.