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Oliver Wendell Holmes Manuscript

An inventory of his item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: SEH
Date: Dec 1993

Revision history:
19 Nov 2008 converted to EAD (LDC)

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Title: Oliver Wendell Holmes Manuscript
Dates: 1861
Quantity: 1 item (SC)
Abstract: Papers of the American author and educator. Father of U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935), and inventor of the hand stereoscope. Signed holograph poem, "Army Hymn."
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) was an American author and educator and was father to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935). The former is the author of numerous essays on medical, civic, literary, and academic subjects as well as the inventor of the hand stereoscope.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Oliver Wendell Holmes Manuscript is a one page signed holograph poem, "Army Hymn," by the American author and professor of anatomy (1809-1894).


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Subject Headings


Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.


Authors, American.
Educators -- United States.
Inventors -- United States.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Oliver Wendell Holmes Manuscript
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of George and Lena Arents.

Table of Contents



SC 119 "Army Hymn" 17 Dec 1861 - signed holograph manuscript