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MS Am 2066-2066.10

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Oliver Wendell Holmes papers, 1745-1916: 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 2066-2066.10
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Title: Oliver Wendell Holmes papers,
Date(s): 1745-1916.
Quantity: 1 collection (3.6 linear feet (11 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of essayist, poet, and teacher of anatomy Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

54M-272 - 54M-282. Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Topsfield, Massachusetts; received: Summer 1955.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Conditions Governing Use:

Images linked to this finding aid are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Oliver Wendell Holmes Papers, 1745-1916 (MS Am 2066-2066.10). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

Some materials have been transferred to the Harvard Medical School Library. See Accessions Records 1954-1955, under *54M-272.

Biographical / Historical

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


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Papers include awards, clippings, correspondence, daguerreotypes, drawings of gravestones, engagement calendars, family papers, financial records, genealogies, legal records, letters of condolence, various lists, manuscripts, notebooks, notes, photographic prints, speeches, and wet and dry collodion negatives. Correspondents include: Charles William Eliot, John Holmes, Sarah Wendell Holmes, William Dean Howells, John Jay, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Jay, Wendell Phillips and many others.
Beaman papers are largely unsorted and consist of mostly correspondence and family letters and papers.

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