11-12-2017 11-12-2017
Skinner Auctions
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3040B Boston
November 12, 2017 11:00 AMCalender
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Holmes, Oliver Wendell Sr. (1809-1894) Autograph Letter Signed, 31 January 1883.

$185$150
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3040B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Holmes, Oliver Wendell Sr. (1809-1894) Autograph Letter Signed, 31 January 1883. Single leaf of wove paper inscribed over one and a quarter pages, regarding his old school teacher, Ma'am Prentiss, 6 x 4 3/4 in.
"I do not even know how Ma'am Prentiss spelt her name. I think she was either a widow or had a truant husband, but all I can say of her is that she was fat, kindly, cut up the children's cold meat with her scissors, kept a large basket for the waifs and strays, and a long rod with which she did little more than tickle sleepers and sinners."
Estimate $500-700


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Keywords

Oliver Wendell Sr., Ma'am Prentiss