Oliver Wendell Holmes

Standard Name: Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Connections

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Education Mary Gawthorpe
Apprenticeship included some part-time attendance at the Pupil-Teacher Centre in the LeedsSchool Board offices. There MG continued with largely the same subjects as at school, with the addition of French, educational theory, psychology, and...
Education Sarah Grand
SG continued to teach herself throughout her life, mostly by reading on various subjects. Helen C. Black writes that SG particularly enjoyed non-fiction, such as natural history, physiology and other quasi-scientific subjects.
Grand, Sarah. Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand: Volume 1. Heilmann, AnnEditor , Routledge, 2000.
282
But her...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Well known and much admired in her lifetime, ESP enjoyed friendships with many important literary figures, including publisher James Fields (who has been described as Christ-like in sympathy and kindness)
Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart. Chapters From a Life. Houghton, Mifflin, 1897.
145
and his wife...
Friends, Associates Harriet Beecher Stowe
Two hundred people celebrated HBS 's seventy-first birthday, including Elizabeth Stuart Phelps , Oliver Wendell Holmes , and William Dean Howells .
Hedrick, Joan. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life. Oxford University Press, 1994.
393-4
Friends, Associates Harriet Beecher Stowe
HBS developed a friendship with Oliver Wendell Holmes . She also gained notoriety by supporting a young writer named Anna Dickinson who caused a sensation by writing a novel which defended interracial marriage. This led...
Friends, Associates Amelia B. Edwards
One aspect of her visit was international networking for the discipline of Egyptology. Such prominent figures as James Russell Lowell , John Greenleaf Whittier , and Oliver Wendell Holmes joined forces to get her invited...
Friends, Associates Emily Faithfull
EF 's circle of literary friends included Oliver Wendell Holmes , Joaquin Miller , James Russell Lowell , and Walt Whitman .
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
183
She also made the acquaintance of many actors and actresses, including Henry Irving
Friends, Associates Annie S. Swan
Their friends at this period of their lives included song-writer Alexander Anderson , social reformers Patrick Geddes and his wife , and theologian Robert Flint (who introduced them to Oliver Wendell Holmes ). They knew...
Friends, Associates Augusta Webster
She also knew Frances Power Cobbe , Vernon Lee , Florence Fenwick Miller , and Mabel Robinson (likely, too, her sister A. Mary F. Robinson , who also wrote for the Athenæum at the same...
Friends, Associates Jean Ingelow
JI had a small but distinguished circle of intimate friends. By 1863 she was a friend of Alfred Tennyson and was also close to Dora Greenwell . She admired and respected Robert Browning (though she...
Friends, Associates Anna Leonowens
In 1872 AL met John Paine , a wealthy older man with an interest in literature and a fan of her writing. Through Paine she was introduced to the elite of the New York arts...
Friends, Associates Mary Russell Mitford
At the end of her life MRM was visited by John Ruskin and the US publisher James T. Fields .
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 116. Gale Research, 1992.
116: 197
Her American literary connections were many: she corresponded with, and in some cases...
Intertextuality and Influence Rebecca Harding Davis
When it first appeared, RHD 's story met with wide critical acclaim and broad recognition from members of the American literary community.
Davis, Rebecca Harding. “Biographical Introduction”. Life in the Iron Mills; or, the Korl Woman, edited by Tillie Olsen, The Feminist Press, 1972.
10
American National Biography.
Emily Dickinson wrote to her sister-in-law for a copy.
Olsen, Tillie. Silences. Virago, 1980.
117
Davis's publisher...
Literary responses Emily Jane Pfeiffer
The Spectator review commented that in not a few of the sonnets . . . there are flights of imagination, to our minds, of which almost the greatest of English sonnet-writers might, and possibly would...
Literary responses Emily Jane Pfeiffer
Holmes claimed that a rare poetic beauty belongs to these noble poems; they are full of the highest and noblest inspiration.
Pfeiffer, Emily Jane. “Introduction”. Sonnets and Songs (1880), edited by Cody Fife and Terence Allan Hoagwood, Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints, 1998, pp. 5 - 13.
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In their introduction to the 1998 edition, scholars Cody Fife and Terence Allan Hoagwood

Timeline

13 February 1843
Oliver Wendell Holmes first suggested, in a paper delivered to the Boston Society for Medical Improvement , that childbed (puerperal) fever was carried on doctors' hands.