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MS Am 2098

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Oliver Wendell Holmes contracts with Ticknor and Fields, 1858-1900: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2098
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Title: Oliver Wendell Holmes contracts with Ticknor and Fields,
Date(s): 1858-1900, (bulk) 1859-1871.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Book contracts between the American humorist and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ticknor and Fields, Boston, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

91M-39. Manuscripts transferred from Harvard Law School Library; received: 1992 January 1.

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Processed by: Jackie Dean

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Oliver Wendell Holmes Contracts with Ticknor and Fields, 1858-1900 (MS Am 2098). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Oliver Wendell Holmes was an American humorist and poet who also served as Dean of Harvard Medical School.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes book contracts between Holmes and the Boston publishing house Ticknor and Fields, copyright certificates for two of Holmes' books, and a letter to Holmes' son, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. from Houghton, Mifflin and Company (successor firm to Ticknor and Fields).

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