Lot 203: Felix Frankfurter

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:15

Lot 203: ALS, one page both sides, 5.75 x 9, Supreme Court of the United States letterhead, July 13. Letter to Judge Louis E. Levinthal, in part: "One of the...satisfactions your Presidency gave me...the understanding you've had of the circumscription of this job-and the delicate courtesy you have shown me that makes it more & not less difficult to deny your latest wish. But I cannot attend such a gathering at the forthcoming Zionist Convention publicly-it would be worse to be in 'private' attendance. There is now no such thing as such a private gathering and covert privacy is a too fertile opportunity for mischievous misrepresentation. We are leaving in days as Lincoln said, when it is not easy to say anything sensible, nor to avoid more harm than good by any appearance. I wish it were otherwise." In very good condition, with moderate show-through from writing on opposing sides and slight foxing. Frankfurter was an active Zionist before his appointment. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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