Holmes, Oliver Wendell. Born in Cambridge, MA, 1809. A distinguished American author and man of letters. He published one or two novels, besides essays and poems, but is best known for his three works, "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table," "The Professor at the Breakfast Table," and "The Poet at the Breakfast Table." These first appeared in the "Atlantic Monthly," and are full of a quaint knowledge, breadth of thought, and genial humor which will keep them favorites wherever the English language is spoken. Died October 7, 1894.