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Benjamin Nathan Cardozo collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-128

Scope and Content Note

Consists largely of photographs, illustrations, and manuscript drafts of George S. Hellman's Benjamin N. Cardozo, American Judge (New York, 1940); a copy of a letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to the author in tribute to Cardozo (1939); a note by Hellman containing personal observations regarding Cardozo's funeral; nine letters by Cardozo, including one to Louise W. Wise (1929), and four to George A. Kohut (1931-2), one of which reflects Cardozo's reaction to the possibility of being appointed a U.S. Supreme Court Judge. Part of one letter appeared in PAJHS, v. 59.

Also includes a "Descriptive Album" presented by Michael H. Cardozo I, the jurist's grandfather, to his daughter, Adeline, which contains 14 poems written by relatives and friends, one of which is entitled, A dream, and signed "Master Ben," presumed to be Benjamin N. Cardozo at the age of thirteen (1883); a booklet entitled, A jurist in the family : an appreciation, written and privately produced by Michael H. Cardozo, IV (1970).

Dates

  • undated, 1845-1970

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at mmeyers@ajhs.org.

For reference questions, please email: inquiries@cjh.org

Extent

1 Manuscript Boxes

.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Consists largely of photographs, illustrations, and manuscript drafts of George S. Hellman's Benjamin N. Cardozo, American Judge (New York, 1940); a copy of a letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to the author in tribute to Cardozo (1939); a note by Hellman containing personal observations regarding Cardozo's funeral; nine letters by Cardozo, including one to Louise W. Wise (1929), and four to George A. Kohut (1931-2), one of which reflects Cardozo's reaction to the possibility of being appointed a U.S. Supreme Court Judge. Part of one letter appeared in PAJHS, v. 59.

Acquisition Note

Gift, in part, of George S. Hellman 1942

Gift, in part, of Michael H. Cardozo, IV 1975

Gift, in part, of the Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Foundation 1979
Title
Guide to the Benjamin Nathan Cardozo collection, undated, 1845-1970 P-128
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by marc2ead_ajhs.xsl
Date
© 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • April, June 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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