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Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

 Person

Dates

  • 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 118 Collections and/or Records:

George Miller Beard papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 584
Overview: 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.
Dates: 1853-1923

William Henry Brewer papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 100
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, lectures, articles, essays, genealogical materials, photographs and other papers of William Henry Brewer, scientist, teacher, and writer.The collection spans Brewer's entire career including his student days at the Yale Analytical Laboratory, his work with the California State Geological Survey, his various teaching positions in California, New York and at Yale and all his other many and varied activities. Of special and specific interest are Brewer's letters...
Dates: 1830-1927

Charles Edward Clark papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1344
Overview: The bulk of the papers date from 1935-1963 and reflect Clark's position as reporter on the United States Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Rules for Civil Procedure (1935-1956) and as associate judge of the Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit (1939-1963). The papers contain his files for the Committee on Rules for Civil Procedure including preparatory papers, committee proceedings, rule draft reports and correspondence. His years on the Second Circuit Court are documented with complete...
Dates: Circa 1905-1968, bulk 1935-1963

Correspondence, 1866-1892

 Part of Collection — Box: 94, Folder: 26
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC

Correspondence, 1871 July 24-1880 September 3

 Part of Collection — Box: 102, Folder: 9
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC

Augustus Jay DuBois papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 931
Overview: 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.
Dates: 1869-1913

Letter : 164 Charles St., to Dr. [Frederic Henry] Hedge, 1869 Dec 8

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-8
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS thanking Hedge for a copy of his book and praising it in detail.
Dates: 1869 Dec 8

Letter : 164 Charles St., to Dr, [James?], 1869 Aug 16

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-29
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS regarding a pamphlet by the recipient, praising his figure of Jacobson's Nerve.

With envelope, not original to letter.
Dates: 1869 Aug 16

Letter : 164 Charles St., to "My dear Gray", [ca. 1880] Jun 3

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-24
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS regarding an alumni meeting and alumni fund.
Dates: [ca. 1880] Jun 3

Letter : 21 Charles St., Boston, to Board of Naval Examiners, 1862 Jul 21

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-81
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS, with envelope, recommending Dr. Henry Shaw. With one printed portrait engraving of Holmes.
Dates: 1862 Jul 21

Letter : 21 Charles St., Boston, to Caroline Stickney, 1863 Jul 28

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-77
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS, with envelope, concerning a submission of poems.
Dates: 1863 Jul 28

Letter : 21 Charles St., to an unidentified recipient, 1864 November 15

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-97
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS to "My dear Sir" concerning medical matters.
Dates: 1864 November 15

Letter : 21 Charles St., to "Dear Sir", n.y. Dec 3

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-21
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: 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.
Dates: n.y. Dec 3

Letter : 21 Charles St., to Jeremiah Colburn, n.y. Oct 4

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-65
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: 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.
Dates: n.y. Oct 4

Letter : 21 Charles St., to Mr. [Clubb?], 1865 Oct 29

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-74
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS regarding "painting" for an unidentified work.
Dates: 1865 Oct 29

Letter : 21 Charles St., to [William Henry] Furness, 1864 Oct 30

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-2
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS about writing for newspapers.

With engraved portrait of Holmes.
Dates: 1864 Oct 30

Letter : 21 Charles Street, Boston, to [Frederick Swartwout Cozzens?], 1863 May 24

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-46
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: 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.
Dates: 1863 May 24

Letter : 296 Beacon St., Boston, to Alexander Denham, n.y. Dec 4

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-73
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS asking Denham to send two works by Thackeray, the Student's Quarto and Certain Miscellany Tracts.
Dates: n.y. Dec 4

Letter : 296 Beacon St., [Boston], to Mrs. N. Silsbee, 240 Marlborough St., Boston, 1884 Dec 16

 Part of Collection — Box: 21, Folder: GROUP 439, F-80
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS, with envelope, expressing thanks for her condolences upon the death of his youngest child.
Dates: 1884 Dec 16