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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1234

Oliver Wendell Holmes miscellaneous compositions


Poems and other compositions of the essayist, poet, and teacher of anatomy Oliver Wendell Holmes, with other items.


  • Creation: 1822-1892


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Autograph poems and other compositions by Holmes. Also includes a photograph of a portrait of Holmes's home and a photograph of Amelia (Jackson) Holmes.

Biographical / Historical

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


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Oliver Wendell Holmes miscellaneous compositions, 1822-1892: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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