Autograph Letter, signed. Dated Sept 28, 1876, to his son "Wendell" (Supreme Court Jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.). Oliver Wendell HOLMES, Sr.
Autograph Letter, signed. Dated Sept 28, 1876, to his son "Wendell" (Supreme Court Jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.).

Autograph Letter, signed. Dated Sept 28, 1876, to his son "Wendell" (Supreme Court Jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.).

Item #31500

3 1/4 pages. "Dear Wendell, If you read your "Daily" duly never missing a day you would have some time within a couple of years or so a correction of the mistake of which you speak. Madam Dorothy Hancock, born Quincy, was niece of my great grandmother Dorothy Q. That is enough, I suppose, but I have the whole relationship made out, or have had it. And that reminds me to tell you that my nephew, William P. Upham, son of the late Charles Wentworth Upham, has brought together and had neatly bound and in the most perfect condition and arrangement nine folio volumes of family papers..and a great many letters to and from Dorothy Q....The only genuine and original Dorothy Q. is always on exhibition (to friends and relations) at my house...Always faithfully tours O. W. Holmes." The poem by Holmes Sr., "Dorothy Q" was published in 1893, and the painting is now at the Massachusetts Historical Society: "This painting, dated circa 1720, depicts a young Dorothy Quincy of Braintree, Massachusetts. The painting is unsigned, and is likely the work of an American artist. It descended through her family until it was bequeathed to the Massachusetts Historical Society by her great-great-grandson Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. in 1936." Short splits at top and bottom of vertical fold, bottom split reinforced with a small piece of tape.

Price: $1,250.00

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