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Learned Hand

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Billings Learned Hand, 1872-1961.  American jurist.  Very scarce Autograph Letter Signed, Learned Hand, two pages (front leaf and verso of integral leaf), 5¾” x 6¾”, on stationery of Judge Learned Hand’s Chambers, Windsor, Vermont, September 2, 1951.

Hand, writing from his summer retreat, sends his correspondent in New York on errands.  In full:  “Please stop in on your way down town on Wednesday at 142 East 65th. Also, if McKersick is there on Tuesday tell him I shall not be at chambers on Wednesday until about 11 a.m., and leave word also for Mrs. Waldron that I shall be a little late.  /  You had also better bring up to my room all the mail that may have accumulated in the Clerk’s office, so that I can begin on it as soon as I get down.” 

For years, Hand’s summer retreat was at Cornish, New Hampshire, just across the river from Windsor, Vermont, from where he wrote this letter.

Hand has penned the letter in black.  The letter has one normal mailing fold, which does not affect the signature; a tiny hole where the horizontal fold cross the fold of the integral leaf; a few stains, affecting some of the text; and a pencil note in the blank margin at the bottom of the second page of text.  Overall it is in very good condition. 

Unframed.

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