Extreme Almanacs and Transient Justices

2 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2019

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Ross E. Davies

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School; The Green Bag

Date Written: July 14, 2019


A close look at "The Perpetual Almanack; Or, Gentleman Soldier’s Prayer Book" (circa 1837-38), and Edward Waite’s "The Washington Directory, and Congressional, and Executive Register, for 1850" prompts a couple of questions - (1) what is an almanac? and (2) where do Supreme Court Justices work and live, or where did they in the mid-19th century? - and invites a couple of answers.

Keywords: Chief Justice, Justice, Catron, Daniel, Grier, Howard, McKinley, McLean, Nelson, Taney, Woodbury, Washington DC, Gadsby's, Capitol Hill, Pennsylvania Avenue

Suggested Citation

Davies, Ross E., Extreme Almanacs and Transient Justices (July 14, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3419736

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