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  1. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
    [Letter] 1891 October 14, Boston [to] Underwood / O[liver] W[endell] Holmes.
    Holmes states that he has just read Underwood's article on Lowell in the Contemporary Review which he characterizes as an excellent labor of love providing a picture of Lowell's varied gifts. Holmes states that the work has been helpful to him in acceding to Dr. Ellis, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and his request; Holmes includes a printed copy of this work from the Atlantic. Underwood's work on Lowell also appeared in a longer book, The Poet and the Man; Recollections and Appreciations of James Russell Lowell [1893], and he wrote on Longfellow and Whittier as well. Himself a man of many talents, Holmes pioneered the germ theory in disease, co-founded the Atlantic Monthly, served as dean of Harvard Medical School, taught medicine for 35 years, lectured in the Boston lyceums, wrote the poem "Old Ironsides" about the U.S. Constitution (1830), and authored a popular series of columns, The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table (serialized in 1857, published as a book in 1858), including his well-known poem "The Chambered Nautilus." Holmes was a member of the Saturday Club along with Lowell who became the first editor of the Atlantic Monthly and insisted that Holmes be a contributor. Holmes' son and namesake became a Supreme Court justice (1841-1935). Francis Underwood was an author and lawyer who helped create the Atlantic Monthly. He was the assistant editor for two years. In 1859 he took the position of clerk of the Superior Criminal Court in Boston and later was appointed United States consul to Glasgow (1886). Underwood wrote novels, short stories, and biographies.
  2. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
    [Letter] 1860 November 5, Boston / OW Holmes.
    Holmes encloses Mr. Drake's return to him and regrets that he cannot provide a better answer, but is at a loss to discover "who is like to find what Mr. Drake cannot." Himself a man of many talents, Holmes pioneered the germ theory in disease, co-founded the Atlantic Monthly, served as dean of Harvard Medical School, taught medicine for 35 years, lectured in the Boston lyceums, wrote the poem "Old Ironsides" about the U.S. Constitution (1830), and authored a popular series of columns, The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table (serialized in 1857, published as a book in 1858), including his well-known poem "The Chambered Nautilus." Holmes was a member of the Saturday Club along with Lowell who became the first editor of the Atlantic Monthly and insisted that Holmes be a contributor. Holmes' son and namesake became a Supreme Court justice (1841-1935).
  3. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
    [Letter] 1863 August 11 / OW Holmes.
    Holmes hopes that the recipient has received a "respectable copy" of his 4th of July Oration. For his part, Holmes has been looking over what the recipient sent and declares "Experience and Progress" a fine motto. Holmes states that he is glad to have a physiologist as the head of the Army Medical section. He encourages the recipient as a person of common sense as well as scientific principles. Himself a man of many talents, Holmes pioneered the germ theory in disease, co-founded the Atlantic Monthly, served as dean of Harvard Medical School, taught medicine for 35 years, lectured in the Boston lyceums, wrote the poem "Old Ironsides" about the U.S. Constitution (1830), and authored a popular series of columns, The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table (serialized in 1857, published as a book in 1858), including his well-known poem "The Chambered Nautilus." Holmes was a member of the Saturday Club along with Lowell who became the first editor of the Atlantic Monthly and insisted that Holmes be a contributor. Holmes' son and namesake became a Supreme Court justice (1841-1935).
  4. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
    [Note] 1882 March 29 [to] Alexander Denham / OW Holmes.
    Holmes orders numbers 9 [Bzammy's Sordelle?] and 44 "The Storm" if they have not been sold yet. Himself a man of many talents, Holmes pioneered the germ theory in disease, co-founded the Atlantic Monthly, served as dean of Harvard Medical School, taught medicine for 35 years, lectured in the Boston lyceums, wrote the poem "Old Ironsides" about the U.S. Constitution (1830), and authored a popular series of columns, The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table (serialized in 1857, published as a book in 1858), including his well-known poem "The Chambered Nautilus." Holmes was a member of the Saturday Club along with Lowell who became the first editor of the Atlantic Monthly and insisted that Holmes be a contributor. Holmes' son and namesake became a Supreme Court justice (1841-1935). Alexander Denham was a Boston bookseller.
  5. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
    [Letter] 1867 December 28 [to] Messrs. Ticknor & Fields / OW Holmes.
    Holmes requests a copy of the "Guardian Angel" to be directed to Benjamin Blood, Amsterdam, NY and to John W. Hamersley, Fifth Avenue, NY, both at Holmes' expense. Himself a man of many talents, Holmes pioneered the germ theory in disease, co-founded the Atlantic Monthly, served as dean of Harvard Medical School, taught medicine for 35 years, lectured in the Boston lyceums, wrote the poem "Old Ironsides" about the U.S. Constitution (1830), and authored a popular series of columns, The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table (serialized in 1857, published as a book in 1858), including his well-known poem "The Chambered Nautilus." Holmes was a member of the Saturday Club along with Lowell who became the first editor of the Atlantic Monthly and insisted that Holmes be a contributor. Holmes' son and namesake became a Supreme Court justice (1841-1935).
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