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Guide to the Papers of Bernard Botein
1929-1975 (bulk 1968-1973)
 MS 68

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Series III. Correspondence, 1968-1974

Scope and Content

Series III contains correspondence received by Bernard Botein in the years following his resignation from the bench and entry into private practice. This includes correspondents from prominent members of legal and political communities.

The correspondence refers to congratulatory responses received upon Botein’s resignation; court correspondence relating to various issues post resignation; professional invitations including those for social and commemorative events as well as speaking and writing engagements particularly by legal educators and publishers; and selected correspondence relating to Botein’s activities on various political campaigns. Relating responses from Bernard Botein frequently accompanies items in this series.

There is also correspondence from Botein relaying his support of individuals for professional appointments and memberships. Several items denote official responses from the firm Botein, Hays, Sklar and Herzberg after his death.

Additional correspondence relating to specific organizations can be found in Series I.


Series III consists of five sub series (Correspondence to and from Judge Bernard Botein, Court Correspondence, Invitations and Engagements, Letters of Support from Bernard Botein, and Botein, Hays, Sklar and Herzberg) which form Subseries I to V.

Subseries I. Correspondence to and from Bernard Botein, 1971-1973

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 1 A-P
Box: 22 Folder : 2 A-H
Box: 22 Folder : 3 L-X
Box: 22 Folder : 4 A-P

Subseries II. Court Correspondence, 1968-1972

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Responses to Resignation as Presiding Justice, Appellate Division for Manhattan and the Bronx
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Supreme Court of the United States: Correspondence, re: Admission Recognition
Box: 22 Folder : 7 General Correspondence Post Resignation: 1 of 2
Box: 23 Folder : 1 General Correspondence Post Resignation: 2 of 2

Subseries III. Invitations and Engagements, 1969-1970

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Invitations
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Invitations: Speaking and Writing Engagements
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Invitations

Subseries IV. Letters of Support from Bernard Botein, 1972-1974

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Letters of Support: Appointments
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Letters of Support: Club Memberships

Subseries V. Botein, Hays, Sklar and Herzberg, 1974

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Outstanding Business

Subseries VI. Political Correspondence, 1969-1970

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Political Correspondence, Mixed Topics

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