Collection of Related Autograph Letters Concerning Brandeis, Henry Ford's Anti-Semitism and Civil Rights [Manuscript Archive]. [Brandeis, Louis D. (1856-1941)]. [Hapgood, Norman (1868-1937)]. [Anderson, George W. (1861-1938)]. [Pound, Roscoe (1870-1964)]. [Collection of Nine Items Relating to Brandeis, Civil Rights and Other Subjects, 1920-1934]. Single and multi-page autograph and typewritten letters and notes ranging in size from 4" x 5-1/2" to 8" x 10. Faint fold lines, light edgewear, a few letters have brief annotations to versos. An interesting group. $2,500. * These items are addressed to Norman Hapgood, an important journalist, editor, critic and diplomat best known for his expose of Henry Ford's anti-Semitism in his 1922 essay "The Inside Story of Henry Ford's Jew-Mania." Two of these items are in Brandeis's hand and signed "LDB." The first is a note on Supreme Court letterhead dated 11 April 1934. It confirms a meeting date and appears to have been enclosed with an opinion and a document concerning "The Puget Sound case." The second, with "Nor Hapgood" at head and dated 11 September 1920, is a list of quotations from several reference works. There is also an undated autograph letter, signed "affectionately," from Alice Brandeis on her Washington, DC letterhead with excellent "inside" content regarding her family, Dean Acheson, the Supreme Court and Oliver Wendell Holmes, "the grand old man of these U.S.A." There are four letters from 1920 to 1928 from George W. Anderson, a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit known for his efforts to promote the cause of civil rights during the "Red Scare" and the 1920s. All four have interesting content; one of these, from 1922, discusses Hapgood's "stuff about Henry Ford's anti-Jew propaganda." The others offer sharp observations about such subjects as the League of Nations and the U.S. Supreme Court. There is also an autograph letter, signed, by Roscoe Pound, the great legal scholar and Harvard Law School professor, on Harvard Law School letterhead dated 1 September 1921. It is an offer to share sensitive materials with Hapgood, most likely about Harvard President Abbott Lawrence Lowell. This issue may have related to the controversy generated by Lowell's defense of free speech and the right to protest during the Boston Police Strik.
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