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HOLLIS 601642

Knox, John. Papers, 1920-1980: Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 601642
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Knox, John
Title: John Knox papers
Date(s): 1920-1980
Quantity: 3 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection contains reminiscences of John Knox of his year as law clerk and private secretary to Justice James C. McReynolds of the Supreme Court of the United States . Also included are miscellaneous letters including those of Civil War veterans reminiscing about their experiences in the Civil War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gifts of John Knox from 1976 to 1980.

Processing Information:

None available.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright. Copyright held by John Knox; may not be published or quoted without his permission.

Historical/Biographical Information

John Knox, graduate of the University of Chicago (Ph. B 1930); the Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1934); and the Harvard Law School (LL.M. 1936), represented Sears, Roebuck and Company's largest subsidiary - Allstate Insurance Company - until his retirement in 1973. A member of the Bars of Illinois, New York and of the Supreme Court of the United States, Knox is also a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendents, the Society of Colonial Wars, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Revolution, and the Society of the War of 1812. His club at Harvard was Lincoln's Inn. During the October 1936 term, he served as Law Clerk and Private Secretary to Mr. Justice James C. McReynolds of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains reminiscences of John Knox of his year as Justice McReynolds' law clerk; also miscellaneous letters, and autographs and letters of Civil War veterans reminiscing about their experiences in the Civil War.

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Additional Index Terms

Lawyers
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938.
Clerks of court
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935
Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948
McReynolds, James C.
Van Devanter, Willis
United States. Supreme Court

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