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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1636

Oliver Wendell Holmes letters from various correspondents

Correspondence of the American writer Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Dates

  • 1891-1892

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)

Consists of letters to Holmes from a variety of correspondents -- friends, readers, editors, and others. These papers were found in Holmes's Boston house by a demolition contractor.

Biographical / Historical

Holmes was an essayist, poet, and teacher of anatomy.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

61M-14. Purchased with the Wells fund; received: 1961.
Title
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, recipient. Oliver Wendell Holmes letters from various correspondents, 1891-1892: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00795

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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