OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES SR. - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/11/1886 - HFSID 839
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. sends an autograph letter agreeing to a request. Autograph Letter Signed: "Oliver Wendell Holmes", 1p, 5x6. Boston, 1886 March 11. Begins: "Dear Sir
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OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. sends an autograph letter agreeing to a request.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Oliver Wendell Holmes", 1p, 5x6. Boston, 1886 March 11. Begins: "Dear Sir". In full: "It gives me pleasure to comply with your slight request." Nail head-size stain at lower blank area. Accompanied by front panel of the original stamped envelope, addressed by Holmes to: "Henry G. Allen Esq., Grand Rapids, Mich." Stained, soiled and worn. 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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