Papers of John Knox

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Knox, John. Papers of John Knox, 1903-1979.

Papers of John Knox

1903-1979

The collection contains chapters 7-12 and 14 pf Experiences as law clerk to Mr. Justice James C. McReynolds, during the year that President Franklin D. Roosevelt attempted to "pack" the Supreme Court (October term, 1936). With these are various related items including copies of comments on McReynolds's opinions by all justices except Pierce Butler. Also related are three memoirs entitled Louis Dembitz Brandeis, 1856-1941, Some letters written by Willis Van Devanter, and A tale of racial equality, and copies of crank letters sent to McReynolds. Also included are annotated copies of letters from Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Willis Van Devanter, Alger Hiss, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Manley O. Hudson, Charles Evans Hughes, Harry Parker, Frederick Pollock, Roscoe Pound, Harlan F. Stone, and William H. Taft. Copies of letters to McReynolds from Woodrow Wilson and from William Cullen Bryant to Carey and Lea are included. There are also copies of photographs of McReynolds, Holmes and Hiss, and the floor plan of McReynolds's apartment. Of interest are portions of Knox's diary, 1940-1941, written while working in the firm of Loesch and Burke, Chicago, and commenting on his daily activities, McReynolds, the war in Europe, and his isolationist sentiments. Knox's interest in the Civil War and World War I is reflected in two articles based on letters collected by him: Four unpublished eye-witness accounts written by participants in the American Civil War (1861-1865), 1977, and Unpublished eyewitness accounts by British aviators in World War I (all shot down by Baron Manfred von Richthofen).

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