Charles Fairman's Copy Robinson, William M. Justice in Grey: A History of the Judicial System of the Confederate States of America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1941. xxi, 713 pp. Original cloth, light shelfwear, owner signature of Charles Fairman [1897-1988] to front free endpaper, pencil check marks to margins of several pages. Typed letter, signed on Harvard Law Review letterhead thanking Fairman for agreeing to write a review of the book laid in. $275. * First edition. "This is the first detailed account of the administration of justice in the Confederacy. It covers the organization and history of the inferior federal courts; the story of the unfulfilled mandate for the creation of a Supreme Court; the state judiciaries during the War and Reconstruction; federal tribunals of special jurisdiction, as the territorial courts in Arizona and the Indian country, the Board of Sequestration Commissioners, and courts-martial; the administration of martial law; and finally the Department of Justice, as a law office and in the subordinate activities of the Patent Office and the Bureau of Public Printing" (Fairman). Fairman, a distinguished law professor, historian and political scientist, used this copy to write his review. Among other works, he would go on to author volumes six and seven of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the United States Supreme Court. Fairman, Harvard Law Review 55: 172, 175 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 168.
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