Pope, Herbert. Papers, 1899-1949: Finding Aid
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Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Pope, Herbert,
Title: Herbert Pope papers
Quantity: 2 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The Herbert Pope Papers document Pope's career as a Chicago attorney and an author.
The legal documents in the collection involve a wide range of legal cases including
corporate and tax law cases.
Gift of Isabel Pope Conant, 1977.
Processed by Sally Vermaaten, May 2004.
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Herbert Pope was born in Cleaveland, Ohio on Dec 16, 1870, the son of John Lang and Frances Emily (Whipple) Pope. Pope married Maud Isabel Perry on December 5, 1900. In 1912, Maud Pope died. Pope remarried four years later. Herbert
Pope's brother, Arthur Pope, a 1901 Harvard College graduate, was a Harvard professor of fine arts and director
of the Fogg Museum.
Pope graduated from Harvard College in 1897 and obtained a LL.B. from Harvard Law School. Immediately after graduation he entered the law offices of Webster and Cook, in Cleaveland, Ohio. However, Pope soon left his hometown for Chicago, Illinois, where he worked with Herrick, Allen, Boyeson and Martin. Later in life, Pope worked with attorneys Rush C. Butler,James J. Forstall, and Frank E. Harkness.
In addition to his legal practice, Pope wrote several articles, which were published
in the Harvard Law Review and Illinois Law Review including: "Municipal Contracts and the Regulation of Rates," (1902), "The Legal
Aspect of Monopoly," (1907), and "Uncommon Law and the Common Man."
- Series I:Articles and correspondence, 1911-1949 1911-1949This series contains letters written to and from Herbert Pope, manuscript and typescript
drafts of his articles, as well as a paper and an opinion given to him. The correspondence
is arranged chronologically and the article drafts and papers are organized alphabetically
- Series II:Briefs and other court documents, 1899-1953 1899-1953Briefs, appeals, replies and other court documents from cases managed by Herbert Pope,
his law firm, or colleagues. Some are annotated, signed, or contain laid-in notes.
This series is arranged alphabetically by party name.
The Herbert Pope Papers span the years 1899-1953 and document aspects of Pope's career
as a Chicago attorney and author. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence,
including a letter from Felix Frankfurter, but articles and briefs constitute the bulk of the papers.
Articles by Pope are both manuscripts and typescripts and deal with several areas
of the law. Among the articles are also an opinion and a paper given to Pope by other
Briefs and other court documents from cases heard before the Illinois Supreme, Federal
District, Circuit, and United States Supreme Courts make up the largest group of items
in the collection. The cases deal with a number of areas of law, especially corporate
finance and trade law ( Link Belt Machine Co. vs. George R. H. Hughes (195 Ill. 413), Harry L. Steeves vs. William Rodman (12 F.2d 915)) and tax law ( Mabel G. Reinecke vs. Emelie W. Peacock, (3 F.2d 583), Eldorado Coal and Mining Co. vs. Harry Mager (255 U.S. 522)).
- Series: Articles and Correspondence 1911-1949
Articles are by Pope unless otherwise noted.
- Articles and Correspondence 1911-1949
- Pope to Felix Frankfurter,Dec. 28, 1940. With copy of O.W. Holmes to Judge Kales, 1911
- Felix Frankfurter to Pope, Jan. 2, 194.
- Pope to Homer Capehart,Nov. 4, 1948
- Herbert Hoover to Pope (form letter), Aug. 10, 1949
- Quote from Lowell's "The Government of England," p. 6, n.d.
- 1-2. The Law, the Courts and the Law Schools.n.d.
- 1-3. The Making of the Sovereign Law n.d.
- 1-4. Opinion of Albert M. Kales on the Construction of the Residuary Clause of the Will
of the Late James Fentress, Esq., 1903
- 1-5. Our Common Law Comedy (with Part II), n.d.
- 1-6. Uncommon Law and the Common Man, n.d.
- 1-7. The Study of Law at Oxford, by Virgil M. Hancher, 1929
- 1-8. [Untitled] n.d.
- Series: Briefs and other court documents, 1899-1953
- 2-1. Before the United States Board of Tax Appeals, April 18, 1927. Petitioners' Statement of Facts.
Date: April 18, 1927.
- 2-2. Before the United States Board of Tax Appeals, 1927. Reply Brief for John W. Anderson.
- 2-3. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Co. vs. The Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad
Co., U.S. 7th Circuit Appeals, 1901. Brief, Argument, and Reply for Appellee.
- 2-4. Herbert Darlington vs. Harry Mager, U.S. S. C, 1920. Brief and Argument for Plaintiff in Error.
- 2-5. Eldorado Coal and Mining Co. vs. Harry Mager 255 U.S. 522, 1920. Brief and Argument for Plaintiff in Error.
- 2-6. Willis H. Gilbert vs. The American Trust and Savings Bank, Ill. 1st Appellate 1904. Brief and Argument for Plaintiff in Error.
- 2-7. The Link Belt Machinery Co. vs. George R. H. Hughes, 195 Ill. 413, 1901, 1902. Reply for Appellant; Brief and Argument for Appellant; Petition
of the Link Belt Machinery Company for a Rehearing.
Date: 1901, 1902.
- 2-8. The National Malleable Castings Co. vs. The Sargent Co., U.S. 7th Circuit, 1899. Pleadings and Affadavits in Support of Motion for Injunction.
- 2-9. Mabel G. Reinecke vs. Emelie W. Peacock, 3 F.2d 583 (Appeal, 271 U.S. 643, and Writ of certiorari, 268 U.S. 699, in U.S.S.C
denied) 1923. Brief and Argument for Appellee.
- 2-10. Harry L. Steeves vs. William Rodman, 12 F.2d 915, 1925. Brief for Appellant.
- 2-11. U. S. vs. E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., U.S. District Northern Ill., Dec. 2-3, 1953. Post-trial brief for General Motors
Corporation; Opinion of Judge Walter J. LaBuy.
Date: Dec. 2-3, 1953.
- 2-12. U.S ex rel W. V. Hughes vs. Roy B. Gault, April 18, 1925. Brief for Appellant.
Date: April 18, 1925.
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965
Hancher, Virgil Melvin, 1896-1965
Herrick, Allen, Boyesen and Martin
Kales, Albert Martin, 1875-1922