Poignant Letter Regarding the "Death of Justice Cardozo" by a Fellow Justice [Manuscript]. Stone, Harlan Fiske [1872-1946]. [Typed Letter, Signed, Regarding the Death of Benjamin Cardozo, On U.S. Supreme Court Letterhead, October 17, 1938]. Single-sided letter on 10-1/2" x 8" sheet, signed Harlan Stone. Faint horizontal fold lines, a few minor creases to edges, negligible light soiling to upper left corner. $500. * This letter was sent to Harold Roland Shapiro, a lawyer, law professor and legal writer who was involved with trade and anti-trust regulation during the New Deal. Stone eulogized Associate Justice Cardozo, who had died three months before this letter was written. He wrote: "The death of Justice Cardozo was an irreparable loss to his friends, to the Court, and to the country. I could hardly undertake to say how greatly I miss him." Stone also thanks Shapiro for sending him a "very interesting account" of "Mr. Wellman's book," most likely Francis Wellman's Luck and Opportunity: Recollections (1938).
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