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[SUPREME COURT JUSTICES]. A very extensive collection of 203 autograph letters, letters, documents and signatures signed by 16 Chief and 93 Associate Justices, 1789-2017. 

A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, JOHN JAY THROUGH WILLIAM REHNQUIST - THE MOST COMPLETE COLLECTION TO APPEAR ON THE MARKET AT AUCTION
 
The collection also includes examples from 9 justices from the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts. No fewer than 29 of the letters are autograph letters signed; a further 31 are letters signed. The collection includes excellent examples of even the rarest justices, such as James Iredell, Alfred Moore, Robert Trimble, John Catron, John McKinley and Peter V. Daniel; also included are examples from three justices nominated but never confirmed: Robert Hanson Harrison, Ebenezer R. Hoar, and George H. Williams.
 
SUMMARY CONTENTS:
John JAY, Chief Justice. Partly printed DS, 6 October 1791, 1 page. -- John RUTLEDGE, Chief Justice. Clipped signature, 1771, 1 page. -- William CUSHING. ALS, 24 July 1800, 1 page. -- James WILSON. ADS, 2 July 1796, 1 page. And one other. -- John BLAIR. ADS, 18 May 1794, 1 page. And one other. -- James IREDELL. Partly printed DS, 25 February 1777, 1 page. -- Thomas JOHNSON. ADS, 29 March 1784, 1 page. And one other. -- William PATERSON. Signature, n.d., 1 page on 4to sheet. -- Samuel CHASE. Partly printed DS, 31 December 1763, 1 page. -- Oliver ELLSWORTH, Chief Justice. DS, 29 July 1789, with 3-line note in Ellsworth’s hand. And one other. -- Bushrod WASHINGTON. ALS, 28 January 1818, 1 page. -- Alfred MOORE. Signature on verso of a manuscript DS. -- John MARSHALL, Chief Justice. ANS, 18 June 1783. 1 page. -- William JOHNSON. ALS, 10 March 1827, 3 pages. -- Henry Brockholst LIVINGSTON. Partly printed DS, 21 May 1784, 1 page. -- Thomas TODD. ALS, TO DOLLY MADISON, 15 November 1814, 1 page. And one other. -- Gabriel DUVAL. ALS, 4 March 1807, 1 page. And one other. -- Joseph STORY. ALS, 2 October 1832, 1 page. And 2 others, including a legal book from his collection. -- Smith THOMPSON. ALS, 19 June 1822, 1 page. -- Robert TRIMBLE. ALS, 30 April 1827, 1 page. -- John McLEAN. ALS, 30 October 1854, ½ page. And 1 other. -- Henry BALDWIN. ALS, 12 October 1804, 1/2 page. -- James WAYNE. Signature, n.d., on an envelope to Hon. Ned Seward. And one other. -- Roger B. TANEY, Chief Justice. DS, 1810, 1 page. -- Philip BARBOUR. ANS, 31 December 1822, ½ page. -- John CATRON. Signature, on a manuscript letter, n.d. ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY TANEY, WAYNE, NELSON, WOODBURY and GRIER. -- John McKINLEY. Signature on a card, n.d. -- Peter DANIEL. ANS, 29 June 1850, 1 page. And one other. -- Samuel NELSON. ALS, 21 May 1871, 1 ½ pages. And one other. -- Levi WOODBURY. ALS, 14 November 1831, 1 page. And 7 others. -- Robert C. GRIER. Manuscript DS, 11 July 1854, 3 pages. -- Benjamin R. CURTIS. ALS, 29 December 1873, 2 pages. And 2 others. -- John A. CAMPBELL. ADS, cut from a larger document, 17 July 1863, 1 page.  And one other. -- Nathan CLIFFORD. ALS, 28 August 1875, 1 page. -- Noah B. SWAYNE. ALS, 25 March 1864, ½ page. -- Samuel MILLER. ALS, 30 May 1886, 3 pages, on Supreme Court stationery. And 1 other. -- David DAVIS. AD, n.d., 3 pages, on legal folio, his notes regarding the case of Tunison vs. Lewis ARGUED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN. And one other. -- Stephen J. FIELD. LS, 29 October 1891, 3 pages. And one other. -- Salmon CHASE, Chief Justice. ALS, 30 March 1864, 1 page. -- William STRONG. ALS, 17 November 1838, 1 page. And 2 others. -- Joseph P. BRADLEY. ALS, 25 September 1870, 2 pages. And 3 others. -- Ward HUNT. Signature, ca 1876. -- Morrison WAITE, Chief Justice. ALS, 16 May 1885, 2 pages. And 1 other. -- John HARLAN. ALS, 22 July 1879, 1 page. -- W. B. WOODS. Signature, n.d. -- Stanley MATTHEWS. ALS, 21 July 1879, 2 pages. And 2 others. -- Horace GRAY. ALS, 6 June 1896, 2 ½ pages. And one other. -- Samuel BLATCHFORD. ALS, 22 December 1840, ½ page. And one other. -- Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus LAMAR. ALS, n.d., 1 page. And 2 others. -- Melville FULLER, Chief Justice. 3 signatures on cards. -- David BREWER. ALS, 16 June 1885, 1 page. And 4 others. -- Henry O. BROWN. Signature on album sheet, March 1892. ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY DAVID BREWER AND SAMUEL BLATCHFORD. And 3 others. -- George SHIRAS. ALS, 10 February 1909, 2 pages, regarding an essay on the Monroe Doctrine. -- Howell JACKSON. Signature, n.d. And one other. -- Edward D. WHITE, Chief Justice. ALS, 23 November n.y., 1 page. And 1 other. -- Rufus W. PECKHAM. ALS, n.d., 1 page. And one other. -- Joseph McKENNA. 2 signatures on cards, n.d. One albumen photo. -- Oliver Wendell HOLMES. ALS, 11 January 1907, 1 page, on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. -- William DAY. LS, 14 March 1905, 1 page. And one other. -- William H. MOODY. TLS, 25 September 1902, 2 pages. And one other. -- Horace LURTON. Signature on a card, n.d. -- Charles E. HUGHES, Chief Justice. 7 TLSs, ca 1906-1919, ½-1 page each. -- Willis VAN DEVANTER. TLS, July 14th, ½ page. And one other. -- J. R. LAMAR. TLS Duplicate Copy, 29 March 1906, ½ page. And one other. -- Mahlon PITNEY. TLS, 29 March 1898, ½ page. -- James C. McREYNOLDS. ALS, n.d., 1 page. And 2 others. -- Louis BRANDEIS. ALS, 16 January 1941, ½ page. -- John H. CLARKE. Signature on card, July 1933. -- William H. TAFT, Chief Justice. 2 TLSs, 5 May 1927, ½ page each, both on Supreme Court of the United States stationery with envelopes. -- George SUTHERLAND. 4 signatures on cards, 3 on engraved United States Supreme Court cards. -- Pierce BUTLER. Signature, 11 March 1925, on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. -- Edward SANFORD. Signature on engraved Supreme Court of the United States card. -- Harlan F. STONE, Chief Justice. TLS, 29 January 1942, ½ page, on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. -- Owen ROBERTS. TLS, 30 June 1937, ½ page. And one signature on engraved Supreme Court of the United States card. -- Benjamin CARDOZO. ALS, 24 May 1936, ½ page, on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. -- Hugo L. BLACK. TLS, 10 June 1940, ½ page on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. -- Stanley REED. TLS, 15 December 1947, ½ page. And 3 others. -- Felix FRANKFURTER. ALS, 13 July 1949, 1 page. And 3 others. -- William O. DOUGLAS. ALS, 17 November 1950, 1 page, on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. And 2 others. -- Frank MURPHY. TLS, 25 April 1938, ½ page, promising to send a signed photo, on State of Michigan stationery. -- James F. BYRNES. TLS, 8 December 1936, 1 page. And one other. -- Robert JACKSON. TLS, 14 February 1940, 1 page. -- Wiley RUTLEDGE. TLS, 13 April 1942, ½ page, on United States Court of Appeals stationery. -- Harold BURTON. TLS, 2 September 1942, 1 page. And 3 others. -- Fred M. VINSON, Chief Justice. TLS, 6 July 1943, ½ page. -- Tom C. CLARK. TLS, 30 September 1970, ½ page. And 2 others. -- Sherman MINTON. TLS, 21 October 1949, ½ page, on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. And 2 others. -- Earl WARREN, Chief Justice. TLS, 25 June 1946, 1 page. And 1 other. -- John M. HARLAN. TLS, 25 January 1956, ½ page, on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. -- William BRENNAN. TLS, 24 May 1982, ½ page, on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. And 2 others. -- Charles WHITTAKER. Signature. And one other. -- Potter STEWART. TLS, 3 October 1963, ½ page, on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. -- Byron WHITE. TLS, 28 September 1965, ½ page, on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. And 2 others. -- Arthur GOLDBERG. TLS, 12 February 1962, ½ page. And 2 others. -- Abe FORTAS. TLS, 4 June 1952. ½ page. And one other. -- Thurgood MARSHALL. Signature on engraved Supreme Court of the United States card, n.d. And 2 others. -- Warren E. BURGER, Chief Justice. Signature, in a book. -- Harry BLACKMUN. Signature, 22 September 1969. -- Lewis POWELL. Signature on “Justices of the Supreme Court” pamphlet, n.d. -- William REHNQUIST, Chief Justice. TLS, 21 August 1986, ½ page, on Supreme Court of the United States stationery. -- John Paul STEVENS. TLS, 16 December 1975, ½ page. -- Sandra Day O’CONNOR. Signature on printed photographic portrait, n.d. -- David SOUTER. Signature on a card, n.d. -- Clarence THOMAS. Signature on a photographic portrait, n.d. -- Ruth Bader GINSBERG. Autograph sentiment signed on a card, n.d. -- Samuel ALITO. TLS. -- Sonia SOTOMAYOR. TLS. -- Elena KAGAN. TLS. -- Neil GORSUCH. TLS. -- [ALSO WITH:] Robert H. HARRISON. ADS, removed from a larger document, n.d. -- Ebenezer R. HOAR. ANS, 23 October 1869, 1 page. -- George H. WILLIAMS. Signature, on verso of an AD, n.d. -- Complete inventory available on request. 

Property from the Collection of Scott Petersen

  • Estimate$20,000 - $30,000
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