Item #019165 AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS). Oliver Wendell HOLMES, Jr.


Boston: 2 January 1894. Letter. A fine 1-1/4 page letter of @50 words on Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court 4-7/8" x 8" stationery SIGNED by the Justice to an unnamed correspondent. Holmes transmits the address of an editor that his correspondent might contact in order to have a piece of writing published. Holmes was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1902 by President Theodore Roosevelt, a position he held until his retirement in 1932. Holmes became famous for his liberal interpretations of the U.S. Constitution and was known as the "Great Dissenter" because of his disagreement with the views of his colleagues on the Court. His lectures on common law at the Lowell Institute in Boston, collected as THE COMMON LAW (1881), are considered a classic of legal writing. Minor toning to the edges and mounting remnants, else Very Good. Item #019165

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