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OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES SR. - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 02/17/1886 - HFSID 23248

utograph Letter signed: "O. W. Holmes", 4¼x3¼. Boston, Massachusetts, 1886 March 17. To "Dear Sir". In full: "I am much obliged to you for your kind invitation, but I do not consider myself in the field as a lecturer. Yours truly.…"

Price: $380.00

Condition: Slightly soiled
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OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR. Autograph Letter signed: "O. W. Holmes", 4¼x3¼. Boston, Massachusetts, 1886 March 17. To "Dear Sir". In full: "I am much obliged to you for your kind invitation, but I do not consider myself in the field as a lecturer. Yours truly." 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. Slightly soiled at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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