Catalog

MEMOIRS AND LETTERS OF JAMES KENT

Kent, William


Item #: 9391

Pages: x,341p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2001.

Subjects: BIOGRAPHY/WRITINGS ON LEGAL MINDS

Kent's great grandson, William, has collected James Kent'smemoirs and selected letters in one of the "chief sourcesof information on James Kent." Hicks, Dictionary of AmericanBiography V:347. His own words reveal Kent as a man of widelearning and literary acumen, gathered here in his views onthe federalist cause, secession, the political situation inEurope, his love of literature, his admiration for AlexanderHamilton and Washington Irving, his career before and on thebench, his life as chancellor, and his correspondenceregarding the Commentaries....Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New YorkUniversity (1953) 1103.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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