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Holmes, Oliver Wendell Sr. (1809-1894) Autograph Letter Signed, 3 October 1852.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
26
Sold for:
$431$350

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Holmes, Oliver Wendell Sr. (1809-1894) Autograph Letter Signed, 3 October 1852. Single leaf of folded bifolium addressed to a C. Swan of Poughkeepsie, New York, declining an invitation to speak, together with holograph envelope, matted and framed with (unfortunately) an image of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior (1841-1935), who was eleven years of age when his father wrote this letter; the letter 6 3/4 x 4 in.; [together with] a framed photograph of Tremont Street, Boston, circa 1904. (2)
Estimate $300-500


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Oliver Wendell Sr., Envelope, Genealogy, Harvard University, Holmes, Letter, Massachusetts, Oliver, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Postal system, Wendell, Poughkeepsie

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