Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, 2008
37 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2009 Last revised: 25 May 2017
Date Written: February 4, 2009
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.
Keywords: legal history bibliography
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1337716