Autograph Letter, Signed, To Marcus P Knowlton, January 22, 1903.
Holmes Warmly Congratulates His Successor on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court [Manuscript]. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. [1841-1935]. [Knowlton, Marcus Perrin (1839-1918)]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, To Marcus P. Knowlton, Washington, DC, January 22, 1903]. Content to first 2 pp. of 7-3/4" x 5" U.S. Supreme Court bifolium letterhead. Moderate toning, single faint horizontal fold line, light offsetting to first page. With transmittal envelope postmarked January 22, 1903. Typed transcription included. $1,850. * After serving as an associate justice since 1887, Knowlton was appointed as Holmes's successor as Chief Justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 1902. This warm and effusive letter from Holmes congratulates him: "You know how deserved and just I think this appointment. I told the Governor that of course you were the man...[I] will say to an old friend that he has my affectionate good wishes and confident prophecy for his success in his future as in his past."
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