The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
VOLUME XVI. Early National Literature, Part II; Later National Literature, Part I.

XXIII. Writers of Familiar Verse



Ives, George B. A Bibliography of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Boston and New York, 1907. [Detailed list of contributions to periodicals.]

I. Collected Works

Riverside Ed., 13 vols., Boston, 1891. Additional vol., 1892. Standard Library Ed., 13 vols., Boston, 1892. With Morse’s Life and Letters, 15 vols., 1896. Artists’ Ed., 13 vols., Boston, 1892–96. Popular Ed., 8 vols., Boston and New York, 1900. Autocrat Ed., 13 vols., Boston and New York, 1904.

Complete Poetical Works. Boston, 1895. [Cambridge Ed. Ed. H. E. Scudder.]

Dr. Holmes’s Boston. Ed. Caroline Ticknor. Boston and New York, 1915. [Consists of extracts.]

II. Separate Works

Poetical Illustrations of the Athenæum Gallery of Paintings.… Boston, 1827. [With John O. Sargent and Park Benjamin.]

The Harbinger: A May-Gift.… Boston, 1833. [With Sargent and Benjamin.]

Poems … Boston, 1836.

Boylston Prize Dissertations for the Years 1836 and 1837.… Boston, 1838.

Homœopathy, and its Kindred Delusions.… Boston, 1842.

The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever.… Boston, 1843. Also in Puerperal as a Private Pestilence.… Boston, 1855.

The Position and Prospects of the Medical Student.… Boston, 1844.

Poems.… London, 1846, 1852.

Urania: A Rhymed Lesson.… Boston, 1846.

Report of the Committee [of the American Medical Association] on Medical Literature.… Boston, 1847.

An Introductory Lecture, delivered at the Massachusetts Medical College.… Boston, 1847.

Poems.… Boston, 1849.

Astræa: the Balance of Illusions.… Boston, 1850.

A Poem … delivered at the dedication of the Pittsfield Cemetery.… Pittsfield, Mass., 1850.

The Benefactors of the Medical School of Harvard University; with a Biographical Sketch of the Late Dr. George Parkman.… Boston, 1850.

Response … to … Toast, proposed at the Entertainment given to the American Medical Association.… 1853.

Songs of the Class of MDCCCXXIX .… Boston, 1854. With new songs, 1859, 1868, 1868–81, 1882–89.

The New Eden.… Stockbridge, Mass., 1854.

Oration delivered before the New England Society.… 1855 [1856].

Valedictory Address, delivered to the Medical Graduates of Harvard University.… Boston, 1858.

The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table.… Boston, 1858. London, 1859. Edinburgh, 1883. Der Tisch-Despot … Deutsch von L. Abenheim. Stuttgart, n. d.

The Promise.… Boston, 1859.

The Professor at the Breakfast-Table; with the Story of Iris.… Boston, 1860 [1859]. London, 1860. Edinburgh, 1883. Leipzig [Tauchnitz]. 1883. The Story of Iris.… Boston, 1877.

Currents and Counter-Currents in Medical Science.… Boston, 1860. With Other Addresses and Essays.… 1861.

Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny.… 2 vols. Boston, 1861. Leipzig, 1862. As Elsie Venner, La Sorcière à L’Ambre. Tr. by E.-D. Forgues. Revue des Deux Mondes, June-July, 1861. Separately, Paris, n. d.

The Address of Mr. Everett and the Poem of Dr. O. W. Holmes at the Dinner given to H. I. H. Monseigneur The Prince Napoleon.… 1861. Cambridge, 1861.

Songs in Many Keys.… Boston, 1862 [1861].

Border Lines of Knowledge in some Provinces of Medical Science.… Boston, 1862.

Oration delivered before the City Authorities of Boston.… Boston, 1863.

Lecture … 1863.… Boston, 1863.

Soundings from the Atlantic.… Boston, 1864 [1863].

New England’s Master-Key.… Boston, 1864.

Lecture … 1865.… Boston, 1865.

The Guardian Angel.… Boston, 1867. London, 1867 [2 vols.]

Teaching from the Chair and at the Bedside.… Boston, 1867.

The Medical Profession in Massachusetts.… Boston, 1869.

History of the American Stereoscope.… Boston, 1869.

Mechanism in Thought and Morals.… Boston, 1871.

Valedictory Address … Bellevue Hospital College.… 1871.

The Claims of Dentistry.… Boston, 1872.

The Poet at the Breakfast-Table.… Boston, 1872.

Professor Jeffries Wyman. A Memorial Outline.… [Boston, 1874.]

Songs of Many Seasons. 1862–1874.… Boston, 1875 [1874].

Grandmother’s Story of Bunker-Hill Battle as she saw it from the Belfry.… [Boston, 1875.]

Crime and Automatism.… [Boston, 1875].

An Address delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Boston Microscopical Society.… Cambridge, 1877.

A Family Record.… Woodstock, Conn., 1877.

The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes.… Boston, 1877. [With new poems.]

John Lothrop Motley. A Memoir.… Boston, 1879 [1878].

The School-Boy.… Boston, 1879. London, 1879.

The Iron Gate, and Other Poems.… Boston, 1880.

Letter to the Honorary Secretaries of the Rabelais Club.… [1880].

Jonathan Edwards. An Essay … New York and Chicago, 1880.

Dedicatory Address … Boston Medical Library Association.… Cambridge, 1881.

Medical Highways and By-Ways.… Cambridge, 1882.

Farewell Address … to the Medical School of Harvard University.… Cambridge, 1882.

Medical Essays. 1842–1882.… Boston, 1883.

Pages from an Old Volume of Life. A Collection of Essays … 1857–1881. Boston and New York, 1883.

Ralph Waldo Emerson.… (American Men of Letters Series.) … Boston and New York, 1885 [1884]. London, 1885.

A Mortal Antipathy. First Opening of the New Portfolio.… Boston and New York, 1885.

Our Hundred Days in Europe.… Boston and New York, 1887. London, 1888.

Before the Curfew, and Other Poems. Chiefly Occasional.… Boston and New York, 1888.

La Dernière Feuille … Traduit par B. H. Gausseron. Paris, 1889.

Tribute to the Memory of Henry J. Bigelow, M.D.… University Press. [Boston], 1891.

Over the Teacups. Boston and New York, 1891 [1890].

The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes. 3 vols. Boston and New York, 1891. [Riverside Ed. Contains new poems.] Edinburgh, 1892, 4 vols.

Letter to William H. Baldwin, Esq., read at the Whittier Commemoration.… [Boston, 1892.]

III. Biography and Criticism

American Humour. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. British Quarterly Review. Oct., 1870.

Ball, James. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and His Works. London, 1878.

Brown, Emma Elizabeth. Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Boston, [1884].

Crothers, Samuel McChord. Oliver Wendell Holmes; the Autocrat and his Fellow-Boarders. With Selected Poems. Boston and New York, 1910. [From The Atlantic Monthly, Aug., 1909.]

Curtis, George William. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Harper’s Monthly. July, 1891.

Fields, Annie. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Personal Recollections and Unpublished Letters. Century Mag., Feb., 1895.

Gosse, Edmund. An English View of the “Autocrat.” Critic. 1 Dec., 1894.

Hale, Edward Everett. An Afternoon with Dr. Holmes. McClure’s Mag. May, 1893.

—— Oliver Wendell Holmes. Critic. 13 Oct., 1894.

—— Impressions of Dr. Holmes. Outlook. 20 Oct., 1894.

—— Personal Recollections of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Arena. Dec., 1895.

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Old Cambridge. Boston, 1900.

Holmes Breakfast, The. Atlantic Monthly. Feb., 1880.

Howells, W. D. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Harper’s Monthly. Dec., 1896. Literary Friends and Acquaintance. 1900.

Jehu Junior. Men of the Day. No. CCCLXII. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. With Burlesque portrait. Vanity Fair [London]. 19 June, 1886.

Lang, Andrew. Adventures Among Books. London, 1905.

Lodge, Henry Cabot. Dr. Holmes. North American Review. Dec., 1894.

Lowell, James Russell. A Fable for Critics. 1848.

Ludlow, J. M. Elsie Venner and Silas Marner: a Few Words on Two Noteworthy Novels. Macmillan’s Mag. Aug., 1861.

Mitford, Mary Russell. American Poets. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Recollections of a Literary Life. London, 1858.

Schroeder, William L. Oliver Wendell Holmes. An Appreciation. London, 1909.

Stephen, Leslie. Oliver Wendell Holmes. National Review. July, 1896. Studies of a Biographer. London, 1898. Vol. 2.

Smith, J. E. A. The Poet among the Hills. Oliver Wendell Holmes in Berkshire. Pittsfield, Mass., 1895.

Townsend, Lewis W. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Centenary Biography. London, 1909.

Turner, E. S. The Autocrat’s Theology; unpublished Letters of Holmes. Putnam’s Mag. Sept., 1909.

Vossion, Louis. Un Poète Américain. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Paris [1896].

Whittier, J. G. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Critic. 30 Aug., 1884.

Winter, William. Old Friends. 1909.

See Bibliographies to Book III, Chaps. X and XIII.

See Bibliographies to Book III, Chaps. VI, X, and XI.

See Bibliography to Book III, Chap. VI.


Progress: a Satire.… 1846.

Humorous and Satirical Poems.… Boston, 1850.

Poems.… Boston, 1850.

The Money-King and Other Poems.… Boston, 1859.

The Flying Dutchman; or, The Wrath of Herr Vonstoppelnoze.… 1862.

Clever Stories of Many Nations Rendered in Rhyme.… Boston, 1864.

The Times, the Telegraph, and Other Poems.… London, 1865. [Beeton’s Companion Poets.]

The Masquerade and Other Poems. Boston, 1866.

Fables and Legends of Many Countries, Rendered in Rhyme. Boston, 1872.

Saxe’s Poems. London, 1873. [Beeton’s Humorous Books.]

Leisure-Day Rhymes.… Boston, 1875.

EUGENE FIELD (1850–1895)

Sabine Ed., 10 vols., 1896. Writings in Prose and Verse, 12 vols, 1899–1901. Poems [Complete]. 1910.

A Little Book of Western Verse.… Chicago, 1889. New York, 1889, 1890.

Echoes from the Sabine Farm.… [With Roswell M. Field]. Chicago, 1891. New York, 1892.

Second Book of Verse.… 1892.

With Trumpet and Drum.… 1892.

Love-Songs of Childhood.… 1894.

Songs, and Other Verse.… 1896.

Sharps and Flats.… Collated by Slason Thompson. 2 vols. 1900.

A Little Book of Tribune Verse.… Ed. Joseph G. Brown. Denver, 1901.

See, also, Bibliography to Book III, Chap. IX.

Thompson, Slason. Eugene Field: A Study in Heredity and Contradictions. 2 vols. 1901.

Eugene Field and his Work. Atlantic Monthly, vol. 78, p. 265.

Wilson, F. The Eugene Field I Knew. 1902.


Airs from Arcady, and Elsewhere.… 1884.

Rowen. Second Crop Songs.… 1892.

Poems.… 1896. 1899. 1912 [Ed. Brander Matthews.]

Three Operettas.… 1897.

See, also, Bibliography for Book III, Chap. VI.

Hutton, Lawrence. Henry C. Bunner. Bookman, 3: 398.

—— Henry Cuyler Bunner. Bookman, Oct., 1910.

Matthews, Brander. Henry C. Bunner. Book Buyer, vol. 13, p. 280.

—— Life and Work of H. C. Bunner. The Historical Novel and Other Essays. 1901.

—— Uncollected Poems of H. C. Bunner. Recreations of an Anthologist. 1904.

Paine, H. G. H. C. Bunner and his Circle. Bookman. June, 1912.

Sherman, F. D. Henry C. Bunner as Poet. Critic. Vol. 28, p. 363.

Matthews, B. American Familiar Verse. 1904. [Selections from numerous writers, with an introductory essay.]