Correspondence of and about Oliver Wendell Holmes [manuscript], 1868-1901.


Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Correspondence of and about Oliver Wendell Holmes [manuscript], 1868-1901.

Correspondence of and about Oliver Wendell Holmes [manuscript], 1868-1901.

The correspondence discusses Holmes's writing; Sarah H. Leggett's project, Golden Songs of Great Poets; Nathaniel Hawthorne's writing; and Herman Melville and his daughter, Frances C. Thomas. Included in the collection are: manuscripts and corrections for the poems "Response to a Toast," and "On the Threshold"; the manuscript of Holmes's song "The Hot Season"; and an etched portrait of Holmes inscribed to Mrs. Emily Pfeiffer. Also included is a letter, 1901 June 19, from Charles E. Lauriat, of the Boston Booksellers & Importers of that name, to A.R. Whittier, Jr., identifying Whittier's recent purchase, The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, as the "presentation copy" which Holmes made to his mother. Jeannette L. Gilder, Sarah H. Leggett, Frances C. Thomas, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow are among the correspondents.

17 items.1 art print : etching ; 36 x 26 cm.

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