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MS Am 1753

Holmes family. Holmes family papers, 1711-1938: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1753
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Holmes family.
Title: Holmes family papers,
Date(s): 1711-1938.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and manuscripts of the Holmes family of Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

64M-202. Bequest of Mary Stacy Holmes; received: 1965.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Holmes Family Papers, 1711-1938 (MS Am 1753). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


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Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence of Edward Jackson Holmes and other members of the Holmes family, including Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Abiel Holmes, and John Holmes. Includes 72 letters, 1886, accepting or declining invitation to a reception given in London by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and his daughter Mrs. Turner Sargent. Also includes diary, 1886, of Amelia Jackson Holmes Sargent; diary, 1896, of Edward Jackson Holmes; address and engagement books, 1886, of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.; manuscripts of writings by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and others; and Jacob Wendell's account book, 1748-1750, of the committee for rebuilding Boston Court House.

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