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:
ALS to "My dear Sir" thanking the recipient for a volume of Chambers's Cyclopedia.
ALS to "My dear Sir" declining an invitation to give a lecture on Nantucket.
ALS to "Dear Sir" informing the recipient that a petition and letter have been sent to "Mr. Sumner at Washington."
ALS to "My dear Sir" alerting him to the fact that work has been sent.
ALS to "My dear Sir" confirming receipt of "The Advance".
ALS thanking the correspondent for his approval of a "serial story," possibly Holmes's novel The Guardian Angel, first serialized in The Atlantic in 1867.
ALS to "My dear Sir" extending thanks for the "Report of the Pennsylvania Hospital for 1876".
ALS giving the recipient permission to use two unspecified poems and referring the request to his publisher for confirmation.
ALS sharing advice in the form of an eight line stanza entitled "To a Bright Boy."
ALS, with integral address leaf, declining a lecture invitation.
ALS thanking him for Nugae Canorae Medicae by Sir Douglas Maclagan, and for kind words about himself, mentioning "Miss Lowell"; stamped on the verso "Nellie Maclagan, 28 Herriot Row, Edinburgh."
ALS thanking Fawcett for his book Fantasy and Passion, praising it and offering some mild criticism.
ALS confirming that Holmes will deliver a lecture called "Lecturing and Lectures" in Ipswich and stay the night with Bomer.
ALS thanking Tuckerman for a copy of Thoughts on the Poets.
ALS declining an invitation to meet with the Alumni Association of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
ALS thanking her for a Whittier poem she sent to him, and praising Whittier's poetry in general.
ALS thanking her for her photograph and discussing how well he was treated on a recent stay in England and Scotland.
ALS regarding an out-of-print address, soon to be republished with other essays, but not until after The Professor's Story [Elsie Venner] has appeared.
ALS sending best wishes to the baby.