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Nursery of a Supreme Court Justice: The Library of James Harlan of Kentucky, Father of John Marshall Harlan


Kurt X. Metzmeier


University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Peter Scott Campbell


University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

February 4, 2009

Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, 2008
University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2009-09

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Probate records show that James Harlan, the father of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, assembled during his lifetime a law library impressive in its breadth and balance. This paper discusses how Harlan might have acquired the collection, analyzes its content, and attempts to identify titles listed in the executor's inventory.

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Keywords: legal history bibliography

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Date posted: February 5, 2009 ; Last revised: September 17, 2009

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Metzmeier, Kurt X. and Campbell, Peter Scott, Nursery of a Supreme Court Justice: The Library of James Harlan of Kentucky, Father of John Marshall Harlan (February 4, 2009). Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, 2008 ; University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2009-09. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1337716

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Kurt X. Metzmeier (Contact Author)
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )
Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States
Peter Scott Campbell
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )
Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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