Autograph Letter, Signed [with] 6" x 8" Black-and-White Photograph.
A Warm Thank-You Note from Cardozo to the Wife of a Notable New York Judge Cardozo, Benjamin N. [1870-1938]. [Seabury, Mrs. Samuel (Richey, Maude) (d. 1952)]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, To Seabury On Personal Letterhead, March 1, 1928]. Single sheet folded to form two 6-1/2" x 4-1/2" leaves and 5" x 3" transmittal envelope. Horizontal fold line to letter, light soiling and vertical fold line to envelope, which is missing flap, otherwise fine. [With] Cardozo, Benjamin N. [6-1/2" x 8-1/2" Black-and-White Photograph of Cardozo]. [New York: Acme News Agency, October 11, 1937]. Light wear to edges, crop marks and minor retouching to image, stamps, annotation and caption to verso. $500. * A warm thank-you note to Mrs. Seabury: "It was delightful of you to send those exquisite flowers to my sister. She was greatly pleased. I am sure they did more good for her than many visits from the doctor." Nellie Cardozo suffered a stroke in February 1928. She died in 1929. Benjamin Cardozo was very close to her and they lived together. Samuel Seabury, Maude Richey's husband, was a notable New York judge. He served with Cardozo on the New York State Court of Appeals, when Cardozo was chief judge. He is famous as the head of the Seabury Commission, a large-scale investigation of corruption in New York City's courts and police department that forced Jimmy Walker out of office.
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