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Oliver Wendell Holmes letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8186

Scope and Contents

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


  • 1890 December 8


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

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.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Custodial history is unknown.


Literary manuscripts.


Located in Box 497.

Processing Information

Processed; Kristi Young; 2013.

Register of Oliver Wendell Holmes letter
Kristi Young
2013 November 18
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States