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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.
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