Letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Harold C. Ernst

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Title

Letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Harold C. Ernst

Subject

Correspondence
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 (author)
Ernst, Harold C. (Harold Clarence), 1856-1922
Composite photographs

Description

As this letter attests, Holmes was less than enchanted with his composite photograph: “I thank you for them. They are curious, interesting—and fearfully truthful. I do not think much is gained in this instance by the multiple process. I like best the single photograph. That certainly looks like me, and is not to blame for not being more attractive…. but if [Henry Pickering] Bowditch has any curiosity for one of the compound ones, you can let him have it, and welcome.”

Abstract

Letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) at Beverly Farms to Harold C. Ernst regarding Ernst's composite photograph of Holmes

Creator

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Date Created

1888 September 08

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1843-1888 (inclusive). H MS c9.1

Format

text

Extent

1 manuscript page

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002157

Provenance

Gift of Dr. S. Burt Wolbach to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1942

Files

http://stage.collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002157_dref.jpg

Citation

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, “Letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Harold C. Ernst,” OnView, accessed May 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6292.