Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1809 - 1894

Biography

Oliver Wendell Holmes (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. Grouped among the Fireside Poets, he was acclaimed by his peers as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with "The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table" (1858). He was also an important medical reformer. In addition to his work as an author and poet, Holmes also served as a physician, professor, lecturer and inventor and, although he never practiced it, he received formal training in law.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Dartmouth College Medical School ticket

Mss 839458.2
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 839458.2
Date(s): 1839-08-08
Abstract

In English.

Dartmouth College Trustees vote

Mss 838424
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 838424
Date(s): 1838-07-24
Abstract

In English.

Oliver Wendell Holmes letter

Mss 838412.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 838412.1
Date(s): 1838-07-12
Abstract

In English.

Oliver Wendell Holmes letter

Mss 839526
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 839526
Date(s): 1839-09-26
Abstract

In English.

Oliver Wendell Holmes receipt

Mss 839481
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 839481
Date(s): 1839-08-31
Abstract

In English.