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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Author (29-Aug-1809 — 7-Oct-1894)


E. E. Brown. Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Boston, MA: D. Lothrop Company. 1884. 304pp. A revised edition also published in 1895, of 332pp.

Thomas Franklin Currier; Eleanor M. Tilton (editor). A Bibliography of Oliver Wendell Holmes. New York: New York University Press. 1953. 707pp. For the Bibliographical Society of America.

William C. Dowling. Oliver Wendell Holmes in Paris: Medicine, Theology, and the Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. University Press of New England. 2006. 179pp.

Peter Gibian. Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation. Cambridge University Press. 2001. 410pp.

Stephen Holmes. The Psychiatric Novels of Oliver Wendell Holmes. New York: Columbia University Press. 1943. 268pp.

Edwin P. Hoyt. The Improper Bostonian: Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. New York: William Morrow & Co.. 1979. 319pp.

George B. Ives. A Bibliography of Oliver Wendell Holmes. New York and Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.. 1907. 322pp.

John Torrey Morse, Jr.. Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press. 1896. (2 vols.) 358pp. + 335pp.

Miriam R. Small. Oliver Wendell Holmes. New York: Twayne. 1963.

Eleanor M. Tilton. Amiable Autocrat: A Biography of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. New York: Schuman. 1947. 470pp.


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  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.551)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.726)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.500)

  11. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.338)

  12. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.195)

  13. American Authors 1600-1900 (pp.377-79)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.479)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.343)

  16. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.240b)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.241)

  18. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.303)

  19. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.447)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.7)

  21. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.224)

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