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Edward "Ted" M. Holmes was born September 27, 1910, in Montclair, N.J. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1933 and moved to Maine in 1939. Ted received master's degrees from the University of Maine at Orono (1954) and Brown University (1956), and earned his doctorate from the latter in 1962. Ted began college teaching in 1954 at Farmington State Teacher's College, now the University of Maine at Farmington. He came to UMaine in 1956, where he taught English (1956-1977) and then honors courses well into his 80s, eventually retiring in 1995.

This records group mostly consists of annotated manuscripts (including published and unpublished) of short fictional stories written by Holmes. A number of the short stories featured are also compiled in the various manuscripts of "Islands In My Life". There are also notes and letters regarding some of the manuscripts including from publishers. For some of the stories there are clippings of the published version of the story. There is also a copy of "First Hitch-Hike: First Time In Jail" which was an attempt by Holmes at an autobiography, which based on a 1989 note he did not complete.

Publication Date



Education, Languages and Literature



Size of Collection

2 boxes

Dates of Collection

1954-1997, bulk 1952-1989

Manuscript Number

UA RG 0011.001

Holmes (Edward M.) Records, 1954-1997

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