Autograph Letter Signed while Supreme Court Justice, on personal stationery, 8vo, Washington, D. C. , Sunday ca 1940s. FELIX FRANKFURTER.
FELIX FRANKFURTER

(1882 -1965) Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1939 - 62, professor at Harvard Law School from 1914 to 1939. helped to found the American Civil Liberties Union in 1920.

Autograph Letter Signed while Supreme Court Justice, on personal stationery, 8vo, Washington, D. C. , Sunday ca 1940s.

Frankfurter writes to prominent historian Samuel Eliot Morison referring to his article on Horatio Nelson. Morison (1887-1976) was a highly regarded prolific and popular historian of maritime and American history. Commenting on Morison's article about British Naval war hero Horatio Nelson, Frankfurter writes, "Having just read your Nelson piece in the London Observer (gaily supplemented by H. Nicolson’s conjugal account of the hero), I want to thank you for the pleasure of it...." The jurist quotes the complimentary remark he made to his wife, Marion, and notes his early interest in maritime history having read "Mahan. " This is a reference to Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840 – 1914), who was a US naval officer and naval historian. Frankfurter continues, "you, above all, honored my interest in , and enlightened my mind, in so far as I have interest in and an am enlightened on matters naval." In testimony to their friendship, Frankfurter signs his letter to Morison simply, "Felix." A warm letter reflecting Frankfurter's maritime interests. Condition: sight bump in paper near left edge not affecting text and fine for presentation.

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