Lot #240
Benjamin Cardozo Autograph Letter Signed

Handwritten letter by Cardozo honoring a colleague: "Lawyers for many years to come will consult the scholarly opinions from your pen which have given dignity and distinction to the records of the Surrogate's Court"
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Estimate: $200+

Description

Handwritten letter by Cardozo honoring a colleague: "Lawyers for many years to come will consult the scholarly opinions from your pen which have given dignity and distinction to the records of the Surrogate's Court"

ALS signed “Benjamin N. Cardozo,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, State of New York Court of Appeals letterhead, November 28, 1919. Early letter offering a fine comment on the legal profession, to "Surrogate Fowler" (Robert Ludlow Fowler), replying to a letter containing "a copy of the correspondence on the subject of your portrait." In part: "Lawyers for many years to come will consult the scholarly opinions from your pen which have given dignity and distinction to the records of the Surrogate's Court. I rejoice that the opportunity to recall the features and bearing of their author will also be preserved. I cannot tell you, my dear Mr. Surrogate, with what regret I view you approaching retirement. You have ever forgotten the high and solemn significance of the administration of the law; and your example has helped to communicate to the bar an appreciation of the practice of our profession as a great and noble calling." In fine condition, with light toning.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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