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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 601642

John Knox papers

This collection contains reminiscences of John Knox of his year as law clerk and private secretary to Justice James C. McReynolds of the Supreme Court of the United States . Also included are miscellaneous letters including those of Civil War veterans reminiscing about their experiences in the Civil War.

Dates

  • 1920-1980

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright. Copyright held by John Knox; may not be published or quoted without his permission.

Extent

3 boxes

This collection contains reminiscences of John Knox of his year as Justice McReynolds' law clerk; also miscellaneous letters, and autographs and letters of Civil War veterans reminiscing about their experiences in the Civil War.

Historical/Biographical Information

John Knox, graduate of the University of Chicago (Ph. B 1930); the Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1934); and the Harvard Law School (LL.M. 1936), represented Sears, Roebuck and Company's largest subsidiary - Allstate Insurance Company - until his retirement in 1973. A member of the Bars of Illinois, New York and of the Supreme Court of the United States, Knox is also a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendents, the Society of Colonial Wars, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Revolution, and the Society of the War of 1812. His club at Harvard was Lincoln's Inn. During the October 1936 term, he served as Law Clerk and Private Secretary to Mr. Justice James C. McReynolds of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of John Knox from 1976 to 1980.

Processing Information

None available.
Link to catalog
Title
Knox, John. Papers, 1920-1980: Finding Aid.
Author
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00008

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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