||General: Forms part of the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. object collection. ; Brass plaque affixed inside the upper portion of the desk reads: "Edward Jackson Holmes 1935 / Mary Stacy Holmes 1950 / Harvard Law School 1965".
Provenance: The papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S., were presented to the President and Fellows of Harvard University in two separate contingents and at separate times. Contingent I was presented to Harvard University by gift of deed on May 20, 1948, by Methyl Palfrey, widow of John Gorham Palfrey. Contingent II was presented to Harvard University by gift of deed on May 28, 1968, by Mary Manning Howe, widow of Mark DeWolfe Howe. The Manuscript Division transferred visual materials and objects from both contingents to the Art Collection.
Subject: Charles Jackson: Born 1775 in Newburyport, Massachusetts to Revolutionary hero and Massachusetts delegate Jonathan Jackson and Hannah Jackson; graduated Harvard in 1793; began private law practice in 1796; husband to second wife France Cabot and father to several children, including Amelia Lee Jackson (mother of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.); Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court 1813-1824; died 1855. ; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Born March 8, 1841 in Boston, Mass.; attended Harvard College, 1857-1861; Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, 1861-1864; graduated Harvard Law School, 1866; married Fanny Bowditch Dixwell, June 17, 1872; Professor at Harvard Law School, 1882; Justice of Massachusetts State Supreme Court, 1882-1902; Chief Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Court, 1899-1902; Associate Justice of US Supreme Court, 1902-1932; died March 6, 1935.