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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 6581987

Harold D. (Harold Dexter) Hazeltine correspondence

The papers consist exclusively of letters addressed to Hazeltine, accompanied by his detailed notes about each of his correspondents. Hazeltine's correspondents were English, American and Continental European legal scholars, historians, members of the bench and bar, and a few other English scholars in other fields, such as economics and philosophy.

Dates

  • 1898-1954

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

6 boxes

The papers of Harold D. Hazeltine (1871-1960), which were deposited in the Harvard Law School Library between 1955 and 1957, span the years 1898-1954.

The papers consist exclusively of letters (correspondence) addressed to Hazeltine, accompanied by his detailed notes about each of the correspondents. These notes provide biographical and bibliographical data, the circumstances of Hazeltine's acquaintanceship with each individual, and the individual's contribution to and standing in the legal-academic world of the first half of the 20th Century. Hazeltine's correspondents were English, American, and Continental European legal scholars, historians, men of letters, members of the bench and bar, and a few English scholars in other fields such as economics and philosophy.

Many of these letters and notes are of a social nature, such as invitations and thank-you notes. Most of Hazeltine's correspondents wrote in longhand, and few of even the most recent letters are typed.

Historical/Biographical Information

  • 1871 b. 18 November, Warren, PA educated Warren, PA, High School, Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA
  • 1894 B.A. Brown University
  • 1898 LL.B. Harvard University
  • 1896-1898 on board of Harvard Law Review
  • 1898-1906 in Europe: Universities of Berlin, Paris, London. In Berlin meets Otto Gierke, Heinrich Brunner, Bernhard Hübler, Franz von Liszt, Heinrich Dernburg, Josf Kohler
  • 1905 Dr. juris utriusque, University of Berlin
  • 1906 appointed to College Lectureship at University of Cambridge, England
  • 1907 elected a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and appointed to the University Readership relinquished by Kenny.
  • 1919 elected to Downing Professorship of the Laws of England Foundation of series of studies in English legal history under Hazeltine's general editorship (12 volumes were published)
  • 1926 contribution to the " Cambridge Medieval History", the highlight of his career. Father dies, leaves no money Hazeltine published many book reviews to supplement his income Hon. LL.D. from Brown University and Harvard University
  • 1940 returns to Cambridge, MA.
  • 1955 gives set of letters from legal scholars, historians, etc. to Harvard Law School Library; all include his comments on the individual writers of the letters. Litt. D., University of Cambridge
  • 1960 dies

Bibliography of the published writings of H.D. Hazeltine in Proceedings of the British Academy, 1960



Title of Hazeltine's doctoral dissertation: "Englishes Mobiliaspfandrecht in Mittelalter"

1871
b. 18 November, Warren, PA
educated Warren, PA, High School, Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA
1894
B.A. Brown University
1898
LL.B. Harvard University
1896-1898
on board of Harvard Law Review
1898-1906
in Europe: Universities of Berlin, Paris, London. In Berlin meets Otto Gierke, Heinrich Brunner, Bernhard Hübler, Franz von Liszt, Heinrich Dernburg, Josf Kohler
1905
Dr. juris utriusque, University of Berlin
1906
appointed to College Lectureship at University of Cambridge, England
1907
elected a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and appointed to the University Readership relinquished by Kenny.
1919
elected to Downing Professorship of the Laws of England Foundation of series of studies in English legal history under Hazeltine's general editorship (12 volumes were published)
1926
contribution to the " Cambridge Medieval History", the highlight of his career.
Father dies, leaves no money
Hazeltine published many book reviews to supplement his income
Hon. LL.D. from Brown University and Harvard University
1940
returns to Cambridge, MA.
1955
gives set of letters from legal scholars, historians, etc. to Harvard Law School Library; all include his comments on the individual writers of the letters.
Litt. D., University of Cambridge
1960
dies

Series List

  1. Series I. Correspondence from English Legal Scholars
  2. Series II. Correspondence from English Historians
  3. Series III. Correspondence from English Men of Letters
  4. Series IV. Correspondence from Members of the Bench and Bar of England
  5. Series V. Correspondence from English Economists, Philosophers, Mathematicians, Classical Scholars, and Theologians
  6. Series VI. Correspondence from American Legal Scholars
  7. Series VII. Correspondence from American Historians
  8. Series VIII. Correspondence from Continental Legal Scholars
  9. Series IX. Correspondence from Selected Correspondents

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters addressed to Harold D. Hazeltine, lawyer, educator, and legal scholar, were presented as a gift to the Harvard Law School Library by Harold D. Hazeltine between 1955 and 1957.

Processing Information

None available.
Link to catalog
Title
Hazeltine, Harold D. (Harold Dexter). Correspondence, 1898 - 1954: Finding Aid.
Author
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00058

Repository Details

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