Excerpts from letters between Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Frederick Pollock 1874-1932, from the Holmes-Pollock Letters


Source: Holmes-Pollock Letters, The Correspondence of Mr. Justice Holmes and Sir Frederick Pollock 1874-1932, edited by Mark DeWolfe Howe, Volumes 1 and 2, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press 1941, from a facsimile published by special arrangement with Harvard University Press in 1996 by The Legal Classics Library, Division of Gryphon Editions, New York.



The following excerpts are quotes, which the creator of this site finds interesting, taken from letters written between two great men. The two volumes of letters are entertaining and informative, great reading for lay persons and professionals alike. These quotes cannot give the full effect of reading all the letters from beginning to end. To fully enjoy the exchange of these letters, the reader is urged to view them in their entirety.









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