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MS Am 1234.3

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Oliver Wendell Holmes letters to Thomas Bailey Aldrich: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 1234.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Title: Oliver Wendell Holmes letters to Thomas Bailey Aldrich,
Date(s): 1824-1894.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of essayist and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*42M-870. Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes; received: 1941.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Oliver Wendell Holmes Letters to Thomas Bailey Aldrich (MS Am 1234.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Holmes was an essayist, poet, and teacher of anatomy.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from Oliver Wendell Holmes to fellow writer Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Holmes writes mostly to his friend thanking him for various poems and books, and commenting on Aldrich's writing. The letters also discuss women poets, Aldrich's poem "Bad Boy", the Atlantic monthly, Holmes' membership in the American Academy, dinner invitations, and poetic passages.

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