Notes (and Doodles) by a Student at Northeastern Law School [Manuscript]. Ward, John W. [Course Notes on Business Associations, Northeastern University School of Law]. January 28, 1938-June 3, 1938. 181 pp. of handwritten notes in a 300 pp. university notebook. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter maroon cloth over black pebbled cloth, gilt rules to maroon cloth edges, fillets and fragment of paper label to spine. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, light wear to spine ends, small faint dampstains to ends of cloth hinges, signature of "John W. Ward, Northeastern Univ. Law School [Class of] 1939" and note reading "Business Associations 2nd. Notebook" to front pastedown, ink stamps dated June 13, 1938 to front free endpaper. $250. * Notes taken for a course on business associations by John W. Ward, a student at Northeastern University School of Law in 1938. The notes begin with "Lecture XVIX" and cover topics in business law such as partnership and the rights of stockholders. On the eve of World War II, Ward's coursework was not the only thing on his mind: caricatures of Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Tojo and Mussolini appear on the page facing the beginning of the notes. They are attributed to Ward by his daughter, Kathleen Ward Atchason. (She labels the first figure as Truman, though it more likely depicts Roosevelt.) An interesting snapshot of legal study in early twentieth-century America.
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