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MS Am 1937

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Oliver Wendell Holmes correspondence and compositions: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1937
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Oliver Wendell Holmes correspondence and compositions
Date(s): 1824-1898
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and manuscripts of the American writer and anatomy teacher Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*76M-49. Transferred from Harvard Law School Library; received: 1977.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Oliver Wendell Holmes Correspondence and Compositions (MS Am 1937). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Holmes was an essayist, poet and teacher of anatomy.


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Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence of Oliver Wendell Holmes (together with other family letters), manuscripts of poems and other short writings, notes, a few business papers, and clippings. Letters by Holmes are mostly draft copies.

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