Letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Charles Brooks

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Title

Letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Charles Brooks

Subject

Correspondence
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 (author)
Massachusetts Colonization Society
Laing, Daniel, Jr.

Description

This letter from Holmes’ tenure as dean of Harvard Medical School relates to the education of two African-American students, Daniel Laing, Jr., and Isaac H. Snowden. Here, at Brooks’ appeal, Holmes waives the lecture fees for Laing (“his habits of study good & his talents most promising”). Snowden’s fees were assumed by the Colonization Society.

Laing, Snowden and a third student, Martin Robison Delany, enrolled during the winter term in 1850 but were forced to withdraw following a protest by some of the Medical School students. Both Laing and Snowden went on to pursue medical studies at Dartmouth.

Abstract

Letter from Dean Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) granting admission to African-American student Daniel Laing, Jr.

Creator

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Date Created

1850 November 04

Rights

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Is Part Of

Papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1838-ca.1900 (inclusive). Letters from Holmes. B MS c9.1

Format

text

Extent

1 manuscript letter (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002153

Provenance

From the collections of the Boston Medical Library

Files

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Citation

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, “Letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Charles Brooks,” OnView, accessed March 5, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6298.

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