Sidney Post Simpson papers
Personal correspondence, diary (1923), legal briefs and memos, notes, teaching material, minutes of faculty meetings, and other Law School material, and other papers, relating to Simpson's teaching career, private law practice in Washington D.C., and New York City, and personal affairs. Includes material relating to interstate commerce and railroad unification, National Coal Association, and St. Mary's Mineral Land Company, Boston, Mass.
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Extent1 collection (6 Paige boxes)
This collection consists of personal correspondence, diary (1923), legal briefs and memos, notes, teaching material, minutes of faculty meetings, and other Law School Material. Also included are papers relating to Simpson's teaching career, private law practice in Washington D.C. and New York City, and personal affairs. There is also material relating to interstate commerce and railroad unification, National Coal Association, and St. Mary's Mineral Land Company, Boston, Mass.
Simpson, Sidney Post, jurist, law professor
b. Galesburg, Illinois, August 4, 1898.
s. James Clarke and Harriette Helene (Post) S.
A.B. Knox College, 1917; LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1922.
m. Anne Paine Washburn, February 19, 1934.
Practiced law in Washington D.C., 1922-1925, New York City, 1925-1931; partner Hines, Rearick, Dorr, Travis & Marshall, 1930-1931.
Consultant on cost of crime, National Crime Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement, 1929-1931.
Professor of Law, Harvard University, 1931-1947.
Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.
Member American Bar Association.
d. October 6, 1949, New York, NY
- Report on the Cost of Crime (with G.H. Dorr), 1931.
- Cases on Equity (with Z. Chafee, Jr.), 1934.
- Cases on Judicial Remedies (41st A.W. Scott), 1938.
- Also articles in legal periodicals.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Sidney Post Simpson, attorney and law professor, were presumably transferred to the Harvard Law School during the period when he was a member of that faculty. No exchange regarding this transfer exists.
- Simpson, Sidney Post. Papers, 1922-1931: Finding Aid.
- Harvard Law School LibraryCambridge, MA 02138
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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