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John Francis Holme Collection, 1889-1903 1886-1938

MS 001


Collection Summary

Creator: Holme, John Francis, 1868-1904
Collection NameJohn Francis Holme Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1889-1903
Bulk Dates: 1886-1938
Physical Description 9 linear feet
AbstractThis collection includes over 750 of Holme's original drawings and etchings, 142 reproductions, 134 original drawings by students and associates, and all nine Bandar Log Press books; as well as correspondence, photographs, news clippings, and articles relating to the School of Illustration and the Bandar Log Press. In addition to Holme, authors of the Bandar Log Press books are Charles Dryden, William Robinson, Kirke La Shelle, and George Ade. Holme's drawings are illustrations for news stories, including coverage of the 1897 Luetgert trial and the 1893 World Columbian Exposition; drawings of people, theatrical performances, "life and times" scenes of the 1890s; political events and politicians, including coverage of the 1896 Democratic presidential convention, and political cartoons.
Collection NumberMS 001
Language: Materials are in English
Repository University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/
E-Mail: LBRY-askspcoll@email.arizona.edu

Biographical Note

John Francis (Frank) Holme was a newspaper artist, chiefly in Chicago; he was the founder of the School of Illustration, Chicago and also founded the Bandar Log Press, 1895-1904, located successively in Chicago, Asheville, N.C., and Phoenix, Ariz.


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes over 750 of Holme's original drawings and etchings, 142 reproductions, 134 original drawings by students and associates, and all nine Bandar Log Press books; as well as correspondence, photographs, news clippings, and articles relating to the School of Illustration and the Bandar Log Press. In addition to Holme, authors of the Bandar Log Press books are Charles Dryden, William Robinson, Kirke La Shelle, and George Ade. Holme's drawings are illustrations for news stories, including coverage of the 1897 Luetgert trial and the 1893 World Columbian Exposition; drawings of people, theatrical performances, "life and times" scenes of the 1890s; political events and politicians, including coverage of the 1896 Democratic presidential convention, and political cartoons.

Student and staff work from the School of Illustration includes one or two drawings each from various artists such as W.W. Denslow, John T. McCutcheon, Cyrus Leroy Baldridge, Wilfred B. Shaw, and Joseph C. Leydendecker. Photographs are of Holme, his family, and friends. News clippings and articles are either examples of Holme's work or about him. Also included are two signed Maxfield Parrish illustrations, one signed Bertha Jacques etching, and one W. Nicholson print of Queen Victoria. Includes advertisements, articles and photographs of staff. Includes list of stockholders, a prospectus, check-list and drawings by E. Powers, etc. List, photocopies of five letters from Kirke LaShelle (1902-1903) and Patricia Paylore's notes on Holme material (January 1961). List, photocopies of drawings, clippings, and correspondence of Vause Marshall with Mrs. Frank Holme (1905, 1938-1940) and various others (1938-1941). Also an article about Frank Holme by Marshall. List, with photocopies of four letters from Frank Holme to C. F. Witmarsh (1903) and one letter from Charles Sloan to Miss McMurrary (no date). Includes LeRoy Baldridge, Kirke LaShelle, Wilfred Shaw and Holme relatives. Drawings and sketches, chiefly pencil. Most are probably by Holme, but some are signed by W. W. Denslow and others. A number are sketches of Holme. Includes holograph notes. Some columns written by Holme. Notes supplied by Wilfred B. Shaw, donor and former student at the School of Illustration in Chicago. A great many of the artists represented could not be fully identified, either from the signatures on their drawings or in bibliographical sources. It is probably that many of the students did not achieve public recognition, but users of the collection who can further identify them are urged to consult with the Department's Manuscript Librarian. Number 19 of 74 copies. Number 124 of 174 copies, cover was put on up-side-down. Number 27 of 174 copies, embellished by Frank Holme. Number 113 of 274, illustrations by Frank Holme. Woodcuts by Frank Holme, (4 copies) 96 posters by Edward Penfield, Maxfield Parrish, Toulouse-Lautrec, Jules Cheret, Guillaume, Alphonse Mucha, Edouard Detaille, William H. Bradley, Charles Dana Gibson, the Leyendecker brothers and other American, French amd German artisits collected by Frank Holme for the School of Illustration in Chicago. Also includes some magazine covers by the poster artisits represented.


Organization

This collection is organized into seven series:
Series I: Personal Material, 1886-1986
Subseries 1: Photographs, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Material, 1891-1941
Subseries 2: Correspondence, Articles, Etc. About Frank Holme, 1904-1986
Series II: Original Drawings, Prints and Paintings, 1897, No Date
Series III: Clippings and Art Reproductions, 1886-1986
Series IV: School of Illustration (Chicago) Staff and Student Art, 1898-1903
Series V: Biographical Material, 1898-1945
Series VI: Bandar Log Press Books, 1895-1903
Series VII: Posters, 1890-1903

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy, 1889
Bradley, Will, 1868-1962
Chéret, Jules, 1836-1932
Denslow, W.W. (William Wallace), 1856-1916
Detaille, Edouard, 1848-1912
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944
Guillaume, Albert, 1873-1942
Holme, John Francis, 1868-1904 -- Archives
Leydendecker, Joseph C.
Luetgert, Adolph Louis
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Mucha, Alphonse, 1860-1939
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966
Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925
Shaw, Wilfred B.
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, 1864-1901

Corporate Name(s)
Bandar Log Press
School of Illustration (Chicago, Ill.)

Geographic Name(s)
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works
United States -- History -- 1865-1921 -- Caricatures and cartoons

Subject(s)
Drawing -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Drawing, American -- Specimens.
Editorial cartoons -- United States -- Specimens.
Etching, American -- Specimens.
Illustrators -- United States -- History.
Newspaper court reporting -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Newspapers -- Illustrations -- Specimens.
Small press books -- Specimens.
Small presses -- United States.

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Drawings
Etchings
Illustrations


Administrative Information

Credit Line

John Francis Holme Collection (MS 001). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Processing History


Container List

Series I: Personal Material 1886-1986
Subseries 1: Photographs, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Material 1891-1941
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11 Frank Holme: miscellaneous material.
12 Frank Holme: letters to LeRoy Baldridge. 1901-1903
13 Frank Holme: photographs and sketches of.
14 Frank Holme: photographs of friends and family.
15 Frank Holme: photographs and sketches of friends and associates.
16 School of Illustration, Chicago: miscellaneous material.
Scope and Contents
Includes advertisements, articles and photographs of staff.
17 Bandar Log Press: miscellaneous material.
Scope and Contents
Includes list of stockholders, a prospectus, check-list and drawings by E. Powers, etc.
18 Miscellaneous correspondence. 1891-1931
Scope and Contents
Mrs. Ray Brown to Frank Holme, (one letter, no date).
Frank Holme to his niece, Agnes Taylor, (nine letters, 1897-1902).
Kirke LaShelle to Ray Brown and W. W. Denslow, ( two letters, December 21, 1891 and May 11, 1903).
Mrs. Frank Holme to Wilfred Shaw, (three letters, 1906, 1931).
19 Holme items at the Huntington Library.
Scope and Contents
List, photocopies of five letters from Kirke LaShelle (1902-1903) and Patricia Paylore's notes on Holme material (January 1961).
110-11 Holme items at West Virginia University.
Scope and Contents
List, photocopies of drawings, clippings, and correspondence of Vause Marshall with Mrs. Frank Holme (1905, 1938-1940) and various others (1938-1941). Also an article about Frank Holme by Marshall.
112 Holme items at Southern Methodist University (DeGolyer Collection).
Scope and Contents
List, with photocopies of four letters from Frank Holme to C. F. Witmarsh (1903) and one letter from Charles Sloan to Miss McMurrary (no date).
113 Three glass negatives of Holme's drawings.
114 Miscellaneous art items.
Scope and Contents
Two signed Maxfield Parrish illustrations.
Signed Bertha Jacques etching.
W. Nicholson print of Queen Victoria.
Subseries 2: Correspondence, Articles, Etc. About Frank Holme 1904-1986
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21 Correspondence: Charles Sloan and University of Arizona Library. 1933-1939
22 Correspondence: Edwin B. Hill and University of Arizona Library. 1935-1947
23 Correspondence: Edwin B. Hill and various, (also some notes on Holme). 1929-1947
24 Correspondence: University of Arizona Library and various. 1934-1986
Scope and Contents
Includes LeRoy Baldridge, Kirke LaShelle, Wilfred Shaw and Holme relatives.
25 Articles from The Inland Printer. 1904?
Scope and Contents
"All About the Bandar Log Press." (original and photocopy).
"Frank Holme, Artist."
"The Man at the Window," by Thomas Wood Stevens (review of The Poker Rubaiyat).
"The Bandar Log Press."
"The Palette and Chisel Club."
26 Rudolph H. Gjelsness: drafts of articles and talks, notes, correspondence, etc.
27 "Radio Talk," by Fredrick Cromwell. Arizona Network. November 13, 1941
28 Articles published in Arizona Highways. 1943 & 1968
Scope and Contents
"The Bandar Log Press," by Frederick Cromwell, March 1943.
"All About the Bandar Log Press," by Tim Kelly, January 1968, accompanied by color reproductions of The Poker Rubaiyat used in the article.
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3 Sketch book.
Scope and Contents
Drawings and sketches, chiefly pencil. Most are probably by Holme, but some are signed by W. W. Denslow and others. A number are sketches of Holme. Includes holograph notes.
Series II: Original Drawings, Prints and Paintings 1897, No Date
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4 Original drawings for certain of George Ade's works, (94 items).
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5 Original drawings, (80 items).
Scope and Contents
Color work (16)
Cartoon styles (32)
Children (6)
Singers and dancers (8)
Miscellaneous (18)
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6 Original drawings, (134 items).
Scope and Contents
Courtroom scenes (12)
"Life and Times" groups (25)
Identified people (7)
People (77)
Theater interiors, etc. (13)
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7 Original drawings, (189 items).
Scope and Contents
Theatrical performances: Merchant in Venice (14 items)
Theatrical performances: Rip Van Winkle? (20 items)
Theatrical performances: Turkish setting (49 items)
Theatrical performances: miscellaneous (25 items)
Theatrical performances: unidentified (72)
Actors and actresses: three identified, three W. Hampden? (6 items)
Unidentified actor as King Lear? (3 items)
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8 Etchings and lithographs, (64 items).
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9 Original illustrations for Luetgert Trial, Chicago (14 originals, 9 reproductions). 1897
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10 Original drawings, (80 items).
Scope and Contents
Water colors (14 items)
People (some identified) (31 items)
Local events, "Life and Times" (18 items)
Courtroom scenes (6 items)
Army life (5 items)
Miscellaneous (6 items)
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11 Original drawings, (96 items)
Scope and Contents
Political cartoons (25 items)
Miscellaneous cartoons (10 items)
Portraits; possibly of Holme's wife and mother (6 items)
Political events and personalities including the Democratic Convention, Indianapolis, 1896 (26 items)
Local scenes, "Life and Times" (15 items)
Nudes (2 items)
Theatrical performances (2 items)
Sculpture class (2 items)
Magazine sketch
People, including signed portrait of actress Georgia Cayvan and singer-comedian Digby Bell (7 items)
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12 Oil paintings, (2 items).
Series III: Clippings and Art Reproductions 1886-1986
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13 Newspaper columns from the Chicago Daily News illustrated by Frank Holme.
Scope and Contents
Some columns written by Holme. Notes supplied by Wilfred B. Shaw, donor and former student at the School of Illustration in Chicago.
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14 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings relating to Frank Holme. 1886-1938
Scope and Contents
Extract from the Wheeling Daily Register showing a political cartoon by Holme, October 25, 1886 (photocopy)
Extracts from the Pittsburgh Press with illustrations by Holme of the Johnstown flood, June 6, 7, 9, 1889 (photocopy)
"Chicago Art Institute to Establish Etching Press," Chicago, ca. 1890
" Poker Rubaiyat by Kirke LaShelle," New York Herald, April 26, 1903
" Poker Rubaiyat, first book of Bandar Log Press," New York World, April 26, 1903
"Fame Carved with a Jackknife," by Tom Kelland, Arizona Republic, May 15, 1938
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15 Reproductions of drawings, lithographs, newspaper illustrations (142 items).
Scope and Contents
Political scenes and cartoons (7 items)
Miscellaneous cartoons (5 items)
People (some identified) (17 items)
Portraits of women (19 items)
Local events, "Life and Times" (82 items)
Miscellaneous (12 items).
Series IV: School of Illustration (Chicago) Staff and Student Art 1898-1903
Scope and Contents
A great many of the artists represented could not be fully identified, either from the signatures on their drawings or in bibliographical sources. It is probably that many of the students did not achieve public recognition, but users of the collection who can further identify them are urged to consult with the Department's Manuscript Librarian.
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16 School of Illustration, Chicago: student and staff work, (40 items).
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17 School of Illustration, Chicago: student and staff work, (48 items).
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18 School of Illustration, Chicago: student and staff work, (53 items).
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19 Oil paintings by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge (2 items), Post-Holme era.
Series V: Biographical Material 1898-1945?
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20 Biographical material. 1898-1945?
Scope and Contents
Dean Eva. F. H. Ysleta, Texas: Edwin B. Hill, 1935
Frank Holme Memorial Group. Bulletin. no. 1-21, 1938-1945?
Gjelsness, Rudolph H. Frank Holme: Newspaper Artist and Designer of Books. New York, 1935. Extract from The Colophone, n.s., no. 2
Goudy, Frederic W. Frank Holme. Ysleta, Texas, 1942. "these notes... are transcripts from conversations with Fred W. Goudy by one of the students in the School of Illustrations."
Hammond, John C. Founder of the Bandar Log Club and his Meteoric Career. Ysleta, Texas: Edwin B. Hill, 1936
Hill, Edwin B. Frank Holme: A Friend. Ysleta, Texas: Edwin B. Hill, 1904
Hill, Edwin B. More Than a Memory. Ysleta, Texas: Edwin B. Hill, 1936 (2 copies)
McDougall, Isabel. "Frank Holme, Newspaper Artist." Chicago, 1898. Extracted from Brush and Pencil, v. 2, 1898 (photocopy)
Series VI: Bandar Log Press Books 1895-1903
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21 Holme, Frank. Just For Fun; a collection of humorous verses from various pens. Chicago, Ill. December 1895
Scope and Contents
Number 19 of 74 copies.
21 Dryden, Charles. Swanson, Able Seaman; the melancholy fate of a hapless mariner. Pictures by Frank Holme. Ashville, North Carolina. December 1901
Scope and Contents
Number 124 of 174 copies, cover was put on up-side-down.
21 LaShelle, Kirke. Where is Ray Brown? Asheville, North Carolina. April 1902
Scope and Contents
Number 27 of 174 copies, embellished by Frank Holme.
21 LaShelle, Kirke. Poker Rubaiyat; Phoenix, Arizona. January 1903
Scope and Contents
Number 113 of 274, illustrations by Frank Holme.
21 Holme, Frank. All About the Bandar Log Press; Phoenix, Arizona. October 1903
21 Ade, George. The Strenuous Lad's Library. No. 1-3, Phoenix, Arizona. 1903
Scope and Contents
No. 1 "Handsome Cyril," or "The Messenger Boy with Warm Feet." (2 copies)
No. 2 "Clarence Allen," or "The Hypnotic Boy Journalist." (2 copies)
No. 3 "Rollo Johnson," or "The Demon Bicycle and Its Daring Rider." (2 copies)
21 Robinson, William H. Her Navajo Lover. Phoenix, Arizona. 1903
Scope and Contents
Woodcuts by Frank Holme, (4 copies)
Series VII: Posters 1890-1903
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22 Posters 1890-1903
Scope and Contents
96 posters by Edward Penfield, Maxfield Parrish, Toulouse-Lautrec, Jules Cheret, Guillaume, Alphonse Mucha, Edouard Detaille, William H. Bradley, Charles Dana Gibson, the Leyendecker brothers and other American, French amd German artisits collected by Frank Holme for the School of Illustration in Chicago. Also includes some magazine covers by the poster artists represented.