Holmes, Nathaniel. Speeches, 1864-1899: Finding Aid.
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Creator: Holmes, Nathaniel, 1815-1901
Title: Nathaniel Holmes speeches
Quantity: 1 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Contains various speeches given by Judge Holmes on topics relating mainly to religion,
Bacon and Shakespeare.
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Nathaniel Holmes was born in Peterborough, N.H. and graduated from Harvard Law School
in 1838. He was admitted to the Suffolk Bar in 1839 and moved to St. Louis where he
served as judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri from 1865 to 1868. He was professor
of law at Harvard Law School from 1868 to 1872. He wrote extensively questioning the
authorship of works attributed to Shakespeare.
This collection consists of both handwritten and printed speeches and lectures given
by Judge Nathaniel Holmes to a variety of audiences. The speeches mainly relate to
topics such as religion, Bacon, and Shakespeare. Also included are several Book Notices
written by Holmes.
- Box 1 - FolderSpeeches, 1864-1899
- 1-1. Remarks of Judge Nathaniel Holmes at the Banquet of the Alumni Association of the
St. Louis Medical College, 1875. Book Notice, Reminiscences of the Bench and Bar of
Missouri by W.V.N. Bay; Notice written by N. Holmes; from The Central Law Journal,
St. Louis, Vol. VII, No. 18, Nov. 1, 1878. Letter to Mr. F. E. Abbot concerning the
change of name of the "National Liberal League of America" to "American Liberal Union,"
and postal laws concerning obscene literature; St. Louis, Jan. 8, 1880. Book Notice,
The Shakespeare Myth: William Shakespeare and Circumstantial Evidence by Appleton
Morgan; Notice written by N. Holmes; Nov. 17, 1881.
- 1-2. Speech delivered at Alumni Dinner of the Phillips Exeter Academy; Boston, the Parker
House, May 9th, 1888.
- 1-3. Speech delivered on the 300th Anniversary of Shakespeare's birth; St. Louis, the Planter's
House, April 23, 1864.
- 1-4. "The Antiquity of Man," a lecture by Judge Nathaniel Holmes; St. Louis, the Lafayette
Union Course, La Salle Hall, Dec. 8, 1874.
- 1-5. Speech delivered at the Dinner of the Association of the Sons of New Hampshire; Boston,
the Revere House, Feb. 21, 1895.
- 1-6. Speech, "The Author of the 'Phoenix and Turtle'" by Nathaniel Holmes; Boston, 1899.
- 1-7. Speech, "Baconian Notes, by Nathaniel Holmes; Boston, 1893-1898.
- 1-8. Speech on Bacon and Shakespeare by Nathaniel Holmes; Boston, the Ymerian Club, 1895.
- 1-9. "Freedom in Religion: An Exposition of the Principles of the Free Religious Association,"
a lecture by Hon. Nathaniel Holmes; Boston, the Church of the Messiah, May 19, 1878.
- 1-10. "On Providence and Fate," a lecture by Nathaniel Holmes; St. Louis, The University
Club, Feb. 10, 1874.
- 1-11. Speech delivered at the dinner of the Vermont Association of Boston; Boston, the Hotel
Vyndome, Jan. 19, 1888.
- 1-12. Speech delivered before the Verulean Society; Boston, 1898.
- 1-13. Article on "Bacon's Promise" by Mrs. C.M. Pott; article by N. Holmes, 1883.
Lawyers as authors.
Religion and law --Massachusetts.
Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.