John MacArthur Maguire papers
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The bulk of the Maguire Papers relates to Professor Maguire's professional life as law teacher and legal scholar. This group contains correspondence with colleagues at Harvard and other institutions, students, alumni, law review editors, publishers, and journalists; teaching notes for his courses and seminars in evidence and taxation; subject files in the field of taxation; detailed evaluations of papers handed in by students in his Taxation seminars; files concerning his participation in professional organizations and their committees such as the American Association of Law Libraries, American Association of University Professors, American Bar Association, and American Law Institute. Other folders reflect his contributions to the drafting of the Evidence Bill for Israel and his critique of the revised rules of Evidence as proposed by a special commission called by the State of New Jersey.
Among Professor Maguire's professional correspondents were: Archibald Cox; Felix Frankfurter; Erwin Nathaniel Griswold; William Draper Lewis; Edmund Morris Morgan; Clarence Morris; Roscoe Pound; Reginald Heber Smith; Roger J. Traynor; Hermann Weitnauer; Joseph N. Welch.
A certain amount of Professor Maguire's correspondence is of a personal nature, with friends of his Colorado College days, family friends in the East Coast area, owners of camps and resorts which the Maguires visited in the Adirondacks, in the West and in Canada during summer vacations, with suppliers of equipment for his favorite hobbies, fishing and photography, and with former employees in his office and in his household. A group of Harvard and biographical miscellany relates to Maguire's association with various student, alumni and other non-teaching activities of Colorado College and Harvard University; this group also includes some genealogical material.
- Oct. 9, 1888 b. Denver, Colorado. s. William Miguel and Emily Mallet-Prevost M.
- c. 1904 Preparatory education, Cutler Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- 1908 A.B., Colorado College
- 1909 LL.D., Colorado College
- 1911 LL.B., Harvard
- June 22, 1923 m. Mary Ballantine Hume; children: Catherine Hume (Mrs. Edward Henry Cumpston, Jr.), Nancy Ballantine (Mrs. Theodore B. Hoffman)
- 1911 Admitted to Massachusetts bar
- 1911-1916 With firm Hale & Grinnell, Boston
- 1916-1917 Partner, Hale, Grinnell & Swaim
- 1917-1919 Member War Emergency Division, Department of Justice, Washington
- 1919-1923 Partner, Hale & Dorr, Boston
- 1957-1973 Counsel
- 1923-1957 Professor of Law, Harvard University
- 1950-1957 Royall Professor of Law, Harvard University
- 1957-1978 Royall Professor emeritus
- 1938, 1943 Consulting expert, U.S. Treasury Department
- 1939-1942 Assistant reporter, American Law Institute Code Evidence
- 1949-1954 Consultant, American Law Institute Federal Income Tax Statute
- 1978 Died
- Casebooks on Evidence and Taxation
- The Lance of Justice (history of New York Legal AidSociety)
- Evidence: Common Sense and Common Law(textbook)
- Evidence of Guilt: Restrictions Upon ItsDiscovery or Compulsory
- Alsojournal articles in fields of evidence and taxation.
- SERIES I. General Correspondence: ChronologicalSeries.
- SERIES II. General Correspondence: AlphabeticalSeries.
- SERIES III. Correspondence re Writings.
- SERIES IV. Writings: Research Notes, Drafts,Miscellany.
- SERIES V. Taxation Materials.
- SERIES VI. Teaching Notes.
- SERIES VII. Evaluations of Student Papers.
- SERIES VIII. Other Professional Activities.
- SERIES IX. Harvard and Biographical Miscellany.
- SERIES X. American Law Institute.
- SERIES XI. Addenda.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Maguire, John MacArthur. Papers, 1924 - 1973: Finding Aid.
- Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
- EAD ID
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