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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2098

Oliver Wendell Holmes contracts with Ticknor and Fields


Book contracts between the American humorist and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ticknor and Fields, Boston, Massachusetts.


  • 1858-1900
  • Majority of material found in 1859-1871

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
The collection includes book contracts between Holmes and the Boston publishing house Ticknor and Fields, copyright certificates for two of Holmes' books, and a letter to Holmes' son, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. from Houghton, Mifflin and Company (successor firm to Ticknor and Fields).

Biographical / Historical

Oliver Wendell Holmes was an American humorist and poet who also served as Dean of Harvard Medical School.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

91M-39. Manuscripts transferred from Harvard Law School Library; received: 1992 January 1.

Processing Information

Processed by: Jackie Dean
Link to catalog
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Oliver Wendell Holmes contracts with Ticknor and Fields, 1858-1900: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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