Kales, Albert Martin. Correspondence on The Rule Against Perpetuities, 1904-1913:
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Location: Small Manuscripts Collection
Call No.: HOLLIS 4139965
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Kales, Albert Martin
Title: Albert Martin Kales correspondence on The Rule Against Perpetuities
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (half-hollinger)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Correspondence to and from Albert M. Kales and John C. Gray regarding Gray's book
The Rule Against Perpetuities. Also included are articles written for publication by Kales, concerning Gray's work.
Gift of Roland Gray, 24 July 1954.
Processed by Rebecca Fenning, February 2006
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Albert Martin Kales, born in 1875, graduated from Harvard Law School in 1899 and began practicing law in his native Chicago. In 1902, he also began teaching property law at Northwestern University Law School, and became a professor there in 1910. He also taught for one year (1916-1917) at
his alma mater, Harvard Law, but turned down the offer to work there permanently because
the school would not let him carry a personal case load of 6 cases a year, something
he saw as the only way to stay truly up-to-date. Kales was also the author of several
books, including Unpopular Government in the United States (1914) and Estates and Future Interests (1920). He died in 1922 of typhoid fever.
John Chipman Gray's Rule of Perpetuities was published in 1906, and as is apparent from the contents of this collection, was
the subject of significant correspondence between Gray and Kales, as well as fodder
for several Kales articles. Gray (1839-1915) was another Harvard Law graduate and
the Royall Professor of Law at HLS for 44 years. He was also a founding partner of
the prominent Boston firm of Ropes and Gray.
This collection consists of correspondence between Albert M. Kales and John C. Gray as well as articles by Kales related to Gray's The Rule Against Perpetuities. Some correspondence between Kales and Judge Julian W. Mack is also included.
- Future interests -- United States
- Gifts -- Law and legislation -- United States
- Gray, John Chipman, 1839-1915
- Mack, Julian W. (Julian William), 1866-1943
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Law
- Perpetuities -- United States
- 1-1 to 1-9. Correspondence regarding The Rule Against Perpetuities, 1904-1913.
- 1-1. September - November 1904.
Date: September - November 1904.
Includes correspondence to and from Judge Julian W. Mack.
- 1-2. January - December 1905.
Date: January - December 1905.
- 1-3. February - December 1906.
Date: February - December 1906.
- 1-4. February 1907.
Date: February 1907.
- 1-5. July 1908.
Date: July 1908.
- 1-6. January 1909.
Date: January 1909.
- 1-7. October - November 1911.
Date: October - November 1911.
- 1-8. January - November 1912.
Date: January - November 1912.
- 1-9. February 1913.
Date: February 1913.
- 1-10. "Several Problems of Gray's Rule Against Perpetuities, 2nd ed.," 1906.
Published in the Harvard Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 3 (January 1907) , pp. 192-204.
- 1-11. "Vested Gifts to a Class and the Rule Against Perpetuities," .
Published in the Harvard Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 8 (June 1906) , pp. 598-605.
- 1-12. "Gray's Rule Against Perpetuities," undated.
- 1-13. "The Problem of Kevern v. Williams where Claflin v. Claflin is Law," undated.
- 1-14. "Character of the Rule for the Determination of Classes," undated.
- 1-15. "Some Problems of Remoteness in Gifts to Classes," undated.
- 1-16. "Future Interests in Land," undated.
Annotated and addressed to John C. Gray.
- 1-17. "General Powers and The Rule Against Perpetuities," .
Published in the Harvard Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 1 (November 1912) , pp. 64-70.
- 1-18. Miscellaneous cases on property law, undated.
- 1-19. Book review, The Rule Against Perpetuities by John C. Gray, [1906?]