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Edward J. Holmes collection of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. materials

Collection Identifier: HOLLIS 13128850

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. addenda

Collection Identifier: HOLLIS13131972

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.

Israel E. Trask business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:899 1807-1861 T775
Overview: Israel Elliot Trask (1773-1835) was a Massachusetts-born lawyer, businessman, enslaver and landowner with ties to Brimfield and Springfield, Massachusetts; Adams County and Wilkinson County, Mississippi; and Louisiana. The collection, dated 1807-1861, contains records of Israel E. Trask’s business activities, notably including his partnership with his brother James in the ownership of several cotton plantations in Mississippi and Louisiana, through which they enslaved several hundred...

Benjamin Wadsworth legal documents

Collection Identifier: HUM 313

Benjamin Wadsworth (1750-1826), a Danvers, Massachusetts, minister, was born on July 18, 1750, in Milton. He graduated from Harvard College with an AB in 1769 and received an AM in 1772. This collection consists of an estate document and deed of his father, Benjamin Wadsworth (1707-1771), as well as a wooden box cover with an engraving of Harvard Hall and surrounding buildings, dated 1765-1775.