Oliver Wendell Holmes letters from various correspondents, 1891-1892.


Oliver Wendell Holmes letters from various correspondents, 1891-1892.

Correspondence of the American writer Oliver Wendell Holmes.

1 box (.5 linear ft.)



SNAC Resource ID: 6383932

Houghton Library

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