The celebration of Oliver Wendell Holmes's seventieth birthday

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Title

The celebration of Oliver Wendell Holmes's seventieth birthday

Subject

Magazine illustrations
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Daily Graphic

Description

The famous "Atlantic Breakfast," given by the publishers of The Atlantic monthly on December 3, to honor Holmes at 70 and his contributions to the success of the magazine, was covered in local newspapers. Guests at the event included literary figures Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Dean Howells, Sarah Orne Jewett, and John Greenleaf Whittier, along with Harvard's president, Charles W. Eliot. Holmes later wrote to Howells, "You showed, I thought, great tact, and savoir dire and faire in your management of the south pole of the festival. Of course I was pleased—how could I help being pleased—with the penetrating and nicely accented praise you awarded me…. I hope you will live to see your septuagenarian breakfast and many a breakfast on the other side of it, not only famous, but happy in all that surrounds you.”

Abstract

Illustration of the seventieth birthday party of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1804-1894), printed in the Daily graphic on December 6, 1879

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1879 December 06

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1838-1890 (inclusive). GA 38 Portfolio

Format

image

Extent

1 illustration

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002122

Provenance

Gift of Maury Austin Bromsen to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1963

Files

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Citation

Unknown, “The celebration of Oliver Wendell Holmes's seventieth birthday,” OnView, accessed June 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6260.