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 12 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.
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 Also included is his unpublished manuscript: Mechanics of Engineering.
Miscellaneous Letters Collection is a collection of hundreds of individual letters or small groups of letters, mostly by physicians and scientists, either donated to the Historical Library or purchased.
Most of the collection consists of autograph letters by prominent physicians and scientists in America and abroad to John Collins Warren, surgeon and naturalist. Two letters are by Warren.