Herbert Pope papers
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Articles by Pope are both manuscripts and typescripts and deal with several areas of the law. Among the articles are also an opinion and a paper given to Pope by other authors.
Briefs and other court documents from cases heard before the Illinois Supreme, Federal District, Circuit, and United States Supreme Courts make up the largest group of items in the collection. The cases deal with a number of areas of law, especially corporate finance and trade law ( Link Belt Machine Co. vs. George R. H. Hughes (195 Ill. 413), Harry L. Steeves vs. William Rodman (12 F.2d 915)) and tax law ( Mabel G. Reinecke vs. Emelie W. Peacock, (3 F.2d 583), Eldorado Coal and Mining Co. vs. Harry Mager (255 U.S. 522)).
Pope graduated from Harvard College in 1897 and obtained a LL.B. from Harvard Law School. Immediately after graduation he entered the law offices of Webster and Cook, in Cleaveland, Ohio. However, Pope soon left his hometown for Chicago, Illinois, where he worked with Herrick, Allen, Boyeson and Martin. Later in life, Pope worked with attorneys Rush C. Butler, James J. Forstall, and Frank E. Harkness.
In addition to his legal practice, Pope wrote several articles, which were published in the Harvard Law Review and Illinois Law Review including: "Municipal Contracts and the Regulation of Rates," (1902), "The Legal Aspect of Monopoly," (1907), and "Uncommon Law and the Common Man."
- Series I: Articles and correspondence, 1911-1949 1911-1949
This series contains letters written to and from Herbert Pope, manuscript and typescript drafts of his articles, as well as a paper and an opinion given to him. The correspondence is arranged chronologically and the article drafts and papers are organized alphabetically by title.
- Series II: Briefs and other court documents, 1899-1953 1899-1953
Briefs, appeals, replies and other court documents from cases managed by Herbert Pope, his law firm, or colleagues. Some are annotated, signed, or contain laid-in notes. This series is arranged alphabetically by party name.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Pope, Herbert. Papers, 1899-1949: Finding Aid
- Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
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