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From the personal collection of Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark


Hughes requests seats for friends in the courtroom

Charles Evans Hughes, 1862–1948.  Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, 1910–1916; Chief Justice of the United States, 1930–1941.  Autograph Note Signed, Charles E. Hughes, on Hughesʼs" x 3" personal calling card, no place [Washington, D.C.], no date.

Hughes, then an Associate Justice, asks the Supreme Court Marshal to seat friends in the courtroom.  In full:  “Please arrange to have Mr. Arthur J. Jones & his boys placed in the Court Room."  On the front side of the card, beneath his printed name, “Mr. Justice Hughes,” he has written, “Mr Marshal (over." 

Hughes has written and signed this note in black fountain pen.  The card has a paper clip impression at the left and minor soiling.  It is in fine condition.  

Provenance:  This item comes from the personal collection of Justice Tom C. Clark, who served on the Supreme Court from 1949 until 1967.  Justice Clark collected the autographs of Supreme Court Justices dating back into the 19th Century, and we are privileged to offer a number of items from his collection.  This piece comes with the backing page, which bears the federal eagle watermark and Chief Justice Hughesʼs typed name, but it is not laid down to the backing sheet.


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