Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
- Existence: 1809-08-29 - 1894-10-07
Biographical / Historical
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) was a physician, poet, essayist, and novelist in Massachusetts.
Found in 119 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence, writings, biographical material and other papers of George M. Beard, physician and specialist in the treatment of mental and nervous disorders. Included are materials relating to his work on the medical uses of electricity and his pioneering work in the definition of criminal insanity, as well as papers relating to his interest in spiritualism. Also included are a number of letters received by his daughter, Grace Alden Beard, related to a biographical study of her father.
Three autograph manuscript letters, signed, from Oliver Wendell Holmes. Includes a letter addressed to Miss Sanborn saying when he will be available for a visit; and a letter addressed to Mr. Fields and "James" discussing publishing matters.
Correspondence, engineering notebooks, lectures, and manuscripts on engineering, poems, plays, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter. The correspondence is chiefly on engineering, but also contains three notes from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. discussing science and religion. All of DuBois' poems and plays also deal with the topics of science and religion. Also included is his unpublished manuscript: Mechanics of Engineering.
ALS to "My dear Sir" sending thanks for a gift.
ALS, with integral address leaf, providing biographical information on Abraham Wendell.
ALS, with envelope, recommending Dr. Henry Shaw. With one printed portrait engraving of Holmes.
ALS, with envelope, concerning a submission of poems.
ALS to "My dear Sir" concerning medical matters.
ALS apologizing for forgetting a promise that the first delivery of a lecture would be at the "cause" of the recipient, and delivering it first at Concord Hall, at the request of Rev. Mr. Hale.
ALS thanking Colburn for sending old papers, many bearing the name of Holmes's grandfather. Accompanied by two attached clippings, a review of Holmes's address to the Massachusetts Medical Society in May 1860, and an engraving of Holmes.
ALS regarding "painting" for an unidentified work.
ALS about writing for newspapers.
With engraved portrait of Holmes.
ALS discussing a recent surgeon general's order, mentioning Dr. James Jackson and Dr. Hammond, and thanking the recipient for kind words concerning Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., about whom Holmes has been writing in the Atlantic Monthly. He lists his son's war injuries thus far, including those recently sustained at Fredericksburg, and describes his convalescence.
ALS thanking Hedge for a copy of his book and praising it in detail.
ALS regarding a pamphlet by the recipient, praising his figure of Jacobson's Nerve.
With envelope, not original to letter.