"You Are the Most Faithful of Friends" [Manuscript]. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. [1841-1935]. [Benjamin, Robert M. (1896-1966)]. [Autograph Note, Signed, Washington, DC, December 8, 1929]. 7-3/4" x 5-1/2" Supreme Court bifolium letterhead, content to recto of first leaf. Light toning, horizontal fold line. $850. * This note was probably addressed to Robert M. Benjamin [1896-1966], Holmes's clerk from 1922 to 1923. It reads: "My Dear Benjamin, You are the most faithful of friends. Another custom (?) that even I had forgotten - I thank you both and send you both my love. Affectionately yours, O.W. Holmes." In 1953 Benjamin was part of the legal team that represented another former Holmes clerk, Alger Hiss.
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