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    Group Lot of Eleven Letters Signed By Various Chief Justices of the United States Supreme Court, 1886-1971.

    A fantastic lot spanning eighty years of American judicial history including (1) Morrison R. Waite Autograph Letter Signed as Chief Justice "M. R. Waite". Two pages, 5" x 8", Washington, May 22, 1886, to James Grant Wilson, author and former Civil War General. Waite declines an unspecified invitation from Wilson. Fine condition. (2) Melville Fuller Autograph Letter Signed as Chief Justice "Melville W. Fuller". One page, 5.5" x 7", Washington, D. C., June 18, 1907, to Mr. Edwards, with the original transmittal envelope. With some stains and toning, else very good condition. The Chief Justice responds to an autograph seeker. (3) Edward D. White Letter Signed as Chief Justice "Edward D. White, Chief Justice". One page, 5" x 6.5", [Washington, D.C.], November 15, [nd], to W. D. Morse. White informs Morse that he can find no Federal question raised on the matter he previously inquired about. With old fold creases and other small wrinkles, else very good. (4) William Howard Taft Typed Letter Signed as Chief Justice "Wm H. Taft". One page, 8" x 10.5", on Supreme Court letterhead, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1923, to Mr. Warren F. Martin, Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Washington, D.C. Marked confidential, concerning the case of a "Mr. Edwards", includes a carbon copy of Martin's acknowledgement letter. With a paperclip crease, else about fine. (5) Charles Hughes Typed Signed Letter as Chief Justice "Charles E. Hughes". One page, 5.75" x 7.75", on Supreme Court letterhead, Washington, D.C., May 2, 1932, to Mr. Charles T. White, Brooklyn, New York, with the original transmittal envelope. Hughes thanks White for sending him a copy of his book Lincoln the Athlete and Other Stories. Fine. (6) Harlan F. Stone Typed Letter Signed as Chief Justice "Harlan Stone". One page, 8" x 10.5", on Supreme Court letterhead, Washington, D. C. , April 17, 1944, to Mr. Alexander F. Jones, Washington, D.C. Stone apologizes for being unable to attend the annual dinner for the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Fine condition. (7) Fred M. Vinson Typed Letter Signed as Chief Justice "Fred M. Vinson". One page, 8" x 10.5", Washington, D. C., February 17, 1953, to the American history class of Henderson High School, Henderson, Texas. Vinson thanks the Texas class for the results of a poll taken at the school favorable to him. Toned with mounting remnants along the edges of the verso, else very good. (8) Earl Warren Typed Letter Signed as Chief Justice "Earl Warren". One page, 5.75" x 7.75", on Supreme Court letterhead, Washington, D.C., April 28, 1966, to James K. Hoenig, Los Angeles, California, with the original transmittal envelope. Warren extends an invitation to a brunch at the Country Congressional Country Club. Fine. (9) William H. Rehnquist Typed Letter Signed as Supreme Court Justice "William H. Rehnquist". One page, 5.75" x 9", on Supreme Court letterhead, Washington, D.C., December 30, 1971, to Thomas L. Parry, Raleigh, North Carolina. Rehnquist thanks Parry for his words of congratulations on his recent appointment to the Supreme Court. (10) William H. Rehnquist Typed Letter Signed as Supreme Court Justice "William H. Rehnquist". One page, 5.75" x 9", on Supreme Court letterhead, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1974, to Terry T. Tobin, Kiel, Wisconsin. Rehnquist favors Tobin's request for an autograph. (11) Warren E. Burger Typed Letter Signed as Chief Justice "Warren E. Burger". One page, on Supreme Court letterhead, 7.25" x 9.25", Washington, D.C., September 29, 1791, to Edward J. Scheider, New York. Burger declines an invitation to a State Dinner of the Lotos Club. Fine.


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    April, 2011
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