Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell (1809 – 94)
American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author based in Boston.
SIG: Vintage signature on a white card, professionally matted in ecru board along with a vintage steel engraving of the poet – physician.
A member of the Fireside Poets, his peers acclaimed him as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the “Breakfast – Table” series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast – Table (1858). He was also an important medical reformer.