Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 31

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SUPREME COURT.) BURGER, WARREN E. Group of 4 Typed Letters Signed, as Chief Justice, to Washington Evening Star editor Newbold Noyes Jr., concerning participation of Supreme Court justices in seminars or the availability of seating in the Court for reporters, and one praising a Star article on prison reform, one with a holograph postscript: "I mistook you for one of the hired opera singers at the Gridiron. You were great!" Each 1 page, small 4to or 8vo, "Supreme Court of the United States" stationery; staple holes at upper left, horizontal folds. Washington, 1970-74

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12 February 1974: "I hope you will not mind if I comment on the feature article . . . on Victor Orsinger. This piece took a great deal of courage on the part of the man involved and your reporter handled it with unusual responsibility and sensitivity. It was a contribution to the whole problem of corrections improvement and journalism at its best. . . .
"I am taking the liberty of sending copies of this piece to all the members of the American Bar Association . . . ."
With--Retained copies of Noyes's typed letters to Burger and original documents or newspaper clippings, unsigned, sent as enclosures by Burger to Noyes. Together 8 pages, most 4to. 1970-74.