Oliver Wendell Holmes letter

Oliver Wendell Holmes letter

Dates: 1890 December 8

Letter written by Holmes, dated December 8, 1890. The letter thanks recipient for sending Holmes's books over a period of a few days.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
  • Call Number: MSS 8186
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Literary Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oliver Wendell Holmes letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Located in Box 497.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8186; Oliver Wendell Holmes letter; Literary Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8186, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Custodial history is unknown.
Subject Terms
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894--Correspondence; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Literature
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Processed; Kristi Young; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Literary manuscripts.
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Holmes (Oliver Wendell) letter
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Biographical History

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) was a physician, poet, essayist, and novelist in Massachusetts.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was born on August 29, 1809 to Abiel Holmes and Sarah Wendell. He had a varied career as a physician, poet, essayist, and novelist. He attended Harvard College, where he had some legal training. He later received a medical degree from Harvard in 1836. He spent much of his career as a physician teaching at Harvard Medical School. He married Amelia Lee Jackson in 1840 and had two sons and a daughter. Holmes died in Boston on October 7, 1894.

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