1882. Item #78618
HOLMES, Oliver Wendell, Sr. AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED. 17 lines, 1 1/2 pages, octavo. Written from Beverly Farms, [Massachusetts], September 19th, 1882, and addressed to the writer and editor H. E. Scudder. Holmes states that he is busy making arrangements for lectures at present and "had better not make any literary side-issues at this particular time..." In a postscript he asks "Who looked over the proofs of Miss Preston's article? p. 454. 'Fons Baudusiae splendidior bibro'! I was positively scared when I saw this mangling of an everyday quotation. I am afraid somebody will get hold of it and make it a handle for abuse."