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OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES SR. - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/14/1859 - HFSID 31987

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR. Autograph Letter signed: "O. W. Holmes", 5x8. Boston, Massachusetts, 1859 February 14. To "Dear Miss Rebecca". In full: "It gives me pleasure to comply with your slight request. Yours very truly." Slightly soiled. Horizontal fold crosses signature.

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Condition: slightly soiled, lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR. Autograph Letter signed: "O. W. Holmes", 5x8. Boston, Massachusetts, 1859 February 14. To "Dear Miss Rebecca". In full: "It gives me pleasure to comply with your slight request. Yours very truly." Slightly soiled. Horizontal fold crosses signature. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by Autograph Envelope (5½x3) addressed in Holmes' hand to "Miss Rebecca T. Bailey/Flushing/Belmont Co./Ohio", postmarked Boston, February 14, 1889. Foxed and lightly soiled. ¼-inch tear at center of bottom edge. 3x1-inch paper loss on back of envelope. Physician and author Holmes (1809-1894) is best known for his poems "Old Ironsides" (1830) and "The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay" (1858), and for his urbane Breakfast-Table sketches, the latter first appearing in 1857 in the "Atlantic Monthly" (which he had named). He was the first Dean of Harvard Medical School. His son and namesake was a distinguished Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Two items.

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