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 thanking the recipient for a copy of Monumental Remains of Georgia, expressing his belief in an unbreakable fellowship between writers and artists in both North and South.
Accompanied by a reproduction of a portrait drawing by E. Nicolas, 1891, after an earlier photograph.
ALS to the publisher of the Boston Globe, declining to reply to letters soliciting his opinions.
ALS declining an offer to contribute to Williams' publication, saying it is "inconsistent with [his] other occupations."
ALS regarding a book (by another author) that Holmes is asking Lowell to read.
ALS requesting that Hovey publish anonymously in the Transcript a short poem ["In Memoriam"] about the death of a dog, by Henry Willett of Brighton, England, who is a friend of Ruskin; Holmes includes a heading he has written for the poem, also to be anonymous.
ALS inviting Mrs. [Fields?] and her husband to tea.
Letters : 296 Beacon Street, [Boston, Massachusetts], to Mrs. Porter, 1892 October 19, 1892 December 25
Three ALS, one regarding the "perturbed spirit" of "Charley," one declining an invitation from his "Harvard friends," and one thanking Eliot for sending old door locks.
Two ALS, the first 1879 Jun 12, acknowledges receipt of a letter and poems, the second, 1880 Feb 26, criticizes poems and short stories by the recipient, and includes a postscript stating why Holmes marks all his letters "private."
Two ALS thanking him for copies of Brooks' books, Literary Curiosities and Olden Time Music.
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.
Portrait photograph, printed on verso, "Published by E. & H. T. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York."
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.