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Call No.: MS Am 1163
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Title: Oliver Wendell Holmes miscellaneous letters,
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters by American essayist, poet, and teacher of anatomy Oliver Wendell Holmes to various correspondents concerning medicine, education, and his literary work.
Holmes was an essayist, poet, and teacher of anatomy.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Catch-all box includes Holmes' letters to various correspondents and a few other items, including genealogy, photographs, and a vita found with the letters. Letters reflect a wide range of topics including his views on issues in medicine and education, comments on student days at Harvard and his literary work, such as the origin and purpose of Elsie Venner.