Facsimile telegram

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Title

Facsimile telegram

Subject

Telegrams
Poetry
Drawings (visual works)
Ipsen, Ludvig Sandöe
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Description

Following Holmes’ resignation of his professorship at Harvard, the physicians of New York hosted a public dinner in his honor. Each guest was given a mock telegram from “The American Rabid Telegraph Company,” quoting lines from Holmes’ poem, “A noontide lyric,” and reproducing a cartoon by L. S. Ipsen, showing Holmes carrying bones and books, greeted at Delmonico’s by Fordyce Barker. In the background is a policeman, representing Governor Benjamin F. Butler, in front of the Boston State House where investigative hearings into the use of anatomical specimens from inmates at the State Almshouse at Tewksbury were underway.

Abstract

Mock telegram with lines from a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) and an illustration by L. S. Ipsen

Creator

Ipsen, Ludvig Sandöe

Date Created

1883 April 12

Contributor

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Holmes Collection

Format

text

Extent

1 telegram, recto and verso

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002132
DigID0002133

Provenance

Gift of Dr. James Read Chadwick to the Boston Medical Library, 1901

Files

0002132_dref.jpg
0002133_dref.jpg

Citation

Ipsen, Ludvig Sandöe, “Facsimile telegram,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6335.

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