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

37 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2009 Last revised: 25 May 2017

Kurt X. Metzmeier

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Peter Scott Campbell

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: February 4, 2009

Abstract

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

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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1337716

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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