Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan). Papers, 1916-1938: Finding Aid.
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Call No.: HOLLIS 601636
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title: Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan) Cardozo papers
Quantity: 3 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection mainly consists of photocopies of the correspondence and drafts of
Benjamin N. Cardozo and his secretary (1918-1937), a notebook entitled Constitutional
History of England, and petitions for writs of certiorari U.S. Supreme Court, Oct.
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Jurist. A.B., 1880, A.M., 1890, LL.D., 1915, Columbia; recipient of fifteen honorary
degrees. Admitted to New York Bar, 1891; Justice of Supreme Court of N.Y. for term
1914-1928. Appointed Associate Justice Supreme Court of U.S. in 1932. Author of books
dealing with law and legal process.
The first series contains correspondence and drafts of Cardozo's. The second series
consists of two volumes of photocopies of holograph letters addressed to Joseph M.
Paley, who was appointed Cardozo's secretary in 1918. The correspondence covers the
period of 1918 to 1937, but there are only scattered letters after 1929. The letters
are essentially personal-professional. The third series is a photocopy of a notebook
entitled: Constitutional History of England. The fourth series contains photocopies
of petitions for writs of certiorari U.S. Supreme Court, Oct. Term 1932. Photocopies
of manuscripts, addresses and essays are included in the fifth group of papers.
- Box 1: Loose Manuscripts
- 1-1. Cone, G. Herbert., August 11, 1918; October 6, 1937
Date: August 11, 1918; October 6, 1937
2 autograph letters of BNC to G. Herbert Cone.
- 1-2. Davis, John W., June 8, 1927
Date: June 8, 1927
Typed, signed letter of John W. Davis, commending BNC and his Court colleagues on
the rule for admission to the New York Bar.
- 1-3. Rosendale, S.W., May 14, 1931
Date: May 14, 1931
Autograph letter signed of BNC to Judge Rosendale, thanking the Judge for his "friendly
message," and wishing him speedy recovery from being "a little under the weather".
- 1-4. People v. Moran 246 N.Y. 100, ( 1927)
Autograph draft, with his corrections, of BNC's Per Curiam.
- 1-8. Wise, Stephen S., January 19, 1932
Date: January 19, 1932
Photocopy of typed letter of Stephen Wise to Felix Frankfurter re: discussions about chances of BNC's appointment to Supreme Court; March 8, 1932.
Photocopy of memo of Wise to Frankfurter and J.W.M., relating events leading up to
**(Gift of Prof. Kaufman)
- 1-9. Hand, Learned, July 19, 1938
Date: July 19, 1938
Reprint of Judge Learned Hand's radio tribute to the memory of BNC, Radio Station
- Box 2: Bound Volumes
Xerox copies of letters to Joseph M. Paley (BNC's secretary):
- Vol. 1: 1916-1924
- Vol. 2: 1925-1937
- Boxes 3-5: Bound Volumes
- Notebook: Constitutional History of England, vol. 3, 2nd term. 1 volume.
- Notes on petitions for writs of certiorari; U.S. Supreme Court, October Term, 1932.
Constitutional history --Great Britain.
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938.
Paley, Joseph M.
United States. Supreme Court.