Felix Frankfurter Letter, 1949 An unusual typed letter signed, "F.F.," 8.5" x 10.5" on Supreme Court letterhead, Washington, October 18, 1949 to Chief Justice Fred Vinson concerning an unnecessary day off from Court. Frankfurter writes in part, "Dear Chief: I shall be away this Friday and this is tell you why. The Class of 1924 in my Law School seemed, at the time, an exceptional body of students and events have vindicated their promise, for among them now are more than a score of men who have had distinguished careers in professional and public life. For several reasons the Class was particularly close to me and I became, as it were, a member of it. I promised them that I would attend their twenty-fifth reunion, rashly ignorant at the time of the speed with which twenty-five years roll around in the second half of one's life. It has rolled around, and they have asked me to honor my promise... they are having a three day jamboree, but I shall be attending only their dinner on Friday... and thus it will be the first time that I shall be away from Court when it is not imperative that I should be away. I will be back of course, for Saturday morning's conference..." Besides the usual horizontal folds, this letter is in near perfect condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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