An Archive Featuring Holmes, Frankfurter and Hiss [Manuscript Archive]. Lockwood, John [1904-1993]. [Correspondence and Papers Collected by John Lockwood, 1928-1949]. 172 ff. of documents and correspondence ranging in size from approximately 13" x 8-1/2" (unfolded) to 9" x 5-3/4," most 11" x 8-1/2". 31 ff. laid in, remainder bound (with removable steel tabs) into 11-3/4" x 9-1/2" folder with typed label ("Correspondence File - J.E.L. Re: Justice Holmes 1935.") to front and handwritten title ("Holmes Corres. 1935) to cloth spine. Moderate toning to edges of folder, a few scuffs to front. Light toning, horizontal and/or vertical fold lines to the majority of the items, a few clean tears along fold lines to one item (the handwritten list of Holmes's clerks). Comprehensive inventory available upon request. $5,000. * Lockwood served as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.'s legal secretary (i.e. law clerk) from 1928-1929. During his tenure there, he grew close to Holmes, his fellow secretaries, and Harvard Law professor Felix Frankfurter. Louis D. Brandeis remarked to Frankfurter in an April 21, 1929 letter that "He is needed as no Secretary ever has been, & is evidently much beloved by O.W.H." Lockwood was also a meticulous and comprehensive record keeper. This archive consists of three major parts. The first primarily covers Lockwood's tenure as secretary from the perspective of his relationship with Felix Frankfurter. Frankfurter first reached out to Lockwood near the beginning of his clerkship in October 1928, encouraging him to "let me hear about [Holmes] as well as yourself from time to time." The two struck up a robust and friendly correspondence, documented by 12 letters from Frankfurter from October 11, 1928, to May 28, 1929. The bulk of the material covers the period from March 7, 1935 (the day after Holmes's death) to June 11, 1940, and concerns the commemoration of Holmes's legacy and the bequest that would later become the Holmes Devise. After Holmes died, Lockwood appears to have taken on a significant role in organizing tributes from the secretaries and, along with Thomas Corcoran, gathering their memories of Holmes. Lockwood contributed his own memories in the form of a 15 ff. memorandum sent to Felix Frankfurter in July 1938. Also interesting are the letters that trace the evolution of the Holmes Devise. Though the c.
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