About Us

David J. Holmes began his career in 1972 in Boston.  He now trades from offices in Hamilton, New York, in central New York State.  He is very much a specialist, dealing almost entirely in letters, manuscripts, archives and books in the field of 18th through 20th century English and American literature, with an emphasis on the period of 1840 to 1940.  Holmes Autographs carries a stock of letters and books written by a broad range of authors from the very famous to the lesser-known.  The firm is especially interested in the latter category and has indeed always been a champion of the so-called minor or neglected writer.  In addition, the company occasionally handles original artwork (usually illustrations for literary works), letters of English and American artists and illustrators, photographs of authors, and correspondence by playwrights and theatrical figures (mostly from the period prior to 1940).  For the past 15 years, Sarah Holmes has joined her father in the business.  They are currently assisted by Jeffrey M. Sakal.  

Holmes Autographs strives to establish long-standing relationships with its customers and has helped build many significant collections.  Visitors are welcome to examine the inventory on premises, provided an appointment is arranged beforehand.  David J. Holmes Autographs is a member of PADA, ABAA and ILAB.

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David J. Holmes Autographs
P.O. Box 90
Hamilton, NY 13346

Phone: (315) 228-2051
holmesarchive@gmail.com

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