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Louis D. Brandeis

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Louis Dembitz Brandeis, 1856-1941.  Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, 1916-1939.  Beautiful bold Autograph Letter Signed, Louis D. Brandeis, 5" x 8", with integral leaf attached, on engraved stationery of the Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., October 25, 1928.

Brandeis, an ardent Zionist, writes in obvious response to a letter and memorandum relating to Zionist affairs.  He says:  “I hasten to acknowledge receipt of your letter of October 13th and the memo just received.  /  Copies of both are being sent this day to Mr. Robert Szold and to Mr. Julius Simon.  I am also calling them to the attention of Judge Mack with the request that he bring them for consideration before Mr. Marshal, Mr. B. Flexner and Mr. de Haas and others.  /  You will doubtless hear from several of these gentlemen soon - and I may also have occasion . . . ."

Brandeis had a major impact on the American branch of the Zionist movement.  He became active in Zionist affairs during World War I, chairing the Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs.  Eventually he led one faction, while Louis Lipsky led the other.

In this letter, Brandeis mentions several of the men who were prominent in the Zionist movement at the time. 

Brandeis has boldly penned this letter in black fountain pen.  The letter is slightly soiled and has a 3/4" edge split at the fold, affecting one word.  It also has file holes at the left that affect four words.  The corresponding file holes in the integral leaf have been repaired with archival tape.  Overall, the piece is in fine condition.




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