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Edward Holmes was Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr’s nephew. The Edward J. Holmes collection of materials relating to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and his family consists of correspondence, estate matters, and various family documents.
The Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Addenda consists of items regarding Holmes’s life, family, and work, which were donated to the library by various parties after the primary collection of his papers was made available to the public. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks and diaries, clippings, reprints, and family papers dating to the mid-nineteenth century.