Letter from Circuit Court Judge and Dean of Cincinnati Law School, William H. Taft, to his assistant, George W. Leonard Esq. Taft is requesting help in preparing for the upcoming academic year, while on a working vacation in Pointe-au-Pic, Quebec, Canada.
Written on United States Circuit Court of Appeals letterhead, [2pp], previously folded. Letter dated August 22, 1898. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope, hand-addressed by Taft. Includes JSA Letter of Authenticity. A fine piece.
Partial Transcription: “Aug. 22/98. Please send to me at once all of the Harvard and our examination papers which you can find. I have returned the proof of the new announcement to Anderson and have directed him to print 2000 instead of one. When he delivers them, tell Robert + Grooms that I wish them to enclose one by mail to each of the two classes who will return next year and to each member of the faculty. Also send our regular circular and this new announcement in answer to every letter of inquiry. When the regular circular has already been sent to an address, let it be followed by this new announcement. I have received the Gray’s cases which came very promptly. I enclose the two requisitions signed as requested. I do not think I shall have the examination papers printed for the fall examinations – They can be typewritten and manifolded. I wish you would buy a suitable book and paste therein all the examination papers of every kind used in the school – beginning with those used a year ago last June. I hope you have already obtained and prepared the book for the recording of the results of the examination of each pupil on each subject – I shall not buy the Martindale Book until I return….Sincerely yours, Wm. H. Taft.”