Lot 168 of 395:
ALs from the "Father" of Harvard Law School  

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Estimate:
$80 - $120

Title:
Autograph Letter Signed from the "Father" of Harvard Law School

Author:
Greenleaf, S[imon]

Place:
Portland, [Maine]

Publisher:

Date:
August 14, 1822

Description:

1 pp. + stampless address leaf.

To William Burleigh, Counsellor at Law, South Berwick, Maine: “…The late law has altered the terms of C.[ourt] C[ommon]. Pleas, Oxford, to 3d Tuesday of August, of which I thought it not amiss to remind you, that our clients, the good people of Sanford, may be prepared for trial.” Founded in 1806, Harvard Law School was struggling to survive until Greenleaf and Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story became its leading lights in the 1830s. Greenleaf, meanwhile, as this letter indicates, also had a thriving private law practice in Maine.


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Condition:
A touch yellowed, torn at original wax seal; very good.


 
Item number:
238385
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