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AMERICAN, ENGLISH AND CANADIAN,
TO WHICH IS ADDED
THOUGHTS, FACTS AND FACETIÆ.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
GILBERT J. CLARK, ESQ.,
OF THE KANSAS CITY BAR; AUTHOR OF ENGRAVINGS OF 144 "EYINENT
AMERICAN, ENGLISH AND CANADIAN LAWYERS,"
IN TWO EDITIONS,
KANSAS CITY, Mo.:
ENGRAVINGS OF 144 EMINENT LAWYERS,
TO WHICH THE
“LIFE-SKETCHES, THOUGHTS, ETC.”, ARE A KEY.
COMPREHENSIVENESS OF THE COLLECTION.
It will be observed from the foregoing Contents that the Engravings contain a representative, usually two or more, from nearly every State; all members of the United States Supreme Court-Blatchford (deceased), Brewer, Brown, Field, Fuller, Gray, Harlan, Jackson, Shiras; all Chief Justices of that tribunal-Jay, Rutledge, Ellsworth, Marshall, Taney, Chase, Waite, Fuller; nine ex-Associate Justices of that Court-Story, Curtis, Campbell, Clifford, Swayne, Miller, Matthews, Bradley, Lamar, nine who have declined that high office--Clay, Sergeant, Binney, Choate (Rufus), Benjamin, Conkling, Edmunds, Garland and Carter (the last two are said to have declined that position); Stanton, who died after appointment and before taking the oath of office; eleven ex-Attorney Generals of the United States—Parsons (who was offered the position by Adams, but declined), Pinkney, Wirt, Taney, Clifford, Johnson, Black, Stanton, Evarts, MacVeagh, Garland; two ex-Presidents -- Lincoln and Harrison; six Secretaries of State — Marshall, Clay, Webster, Calhoun, Evarts, Gresham; Cleveland's ex-Attorney General, ex-Minister to England, and ex-Secretary of the Interior-Garland, Phelps, and Lamar; all Arbitrators of the English-speaking people composing the Behring Sea Tribunal-Harlan and Morgan on behalf of the United States, and Hannen and Thompson on behalf of Great Britain; four counselors before that tribunal-Phelps and Carter for the United States, and Russell and Webster for England; all counselors, with one exception, before the Geneva Tribunal-Evarts and Waite on behalf of the United States, and Selborne on behalf of Great Britain; Sir John D. S. Thompson, late Premier of Canada; Sir A. Lacoste, Chief Justice of Quebec; Lord Herschell, and Lord Charles Russell, the Lord Chancellor, and the Lord Chief Justice, respectively, of England; the four great past Chief Justices of EnglandCoke, Hale, Holt, and Mansfield; the three renowned advocates of England, Ireland and America, Erskine, Curran, and Choate; the world's famous Chief Justices—Mansfield and Marshall; its learned Chancellors—Hardwicke and Kent; its code reformers—Selborne and Field; its legal authors-Littleton, Coke, Blackstone, Kent, Story, Curtis, Sharswood, Benjamin, Pomeroy, Dillon, Daniels, Holmes; its matchless orators, Erskine, Curran, Choate, Brady, McSweeney, Ingersoll and McCarthy; its verdict-winners—Choate, Prentiss, Porter, Clarke, and Blake; its present scholarly trial lawyers-Carter, Choate, Russell, James, Blake, and Irvine.
ITS VALUE AS A WORK OF ART.
Most copy of living men ha; been gotten by the author directly from the person appearing, together with his autograph, hence is authentic; that of those deceased, from a relative, friend, admirer, or the most reliable connoisseurs of portraits and autographs—in many cases expensive and difficult to get.
The likeness of Mason is from a three hundred dollar painting in the possession of the family; that of Benjamin from a fifty dollar steel print, owned by Callahan and Company, of Chicago; that of Lincoln from a thirty dollar copyrighted portrait; that of Blackstone from a painting by Whitechurch; that of Mansfield from an original painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds; that of Webster from a painting (standing figure) by Chester Harding; that of Marshall from a painting by Inman; Jay and Pinkney from original paintings by Chappell; Clay, Calhoun and Meredith from daguerrotypes by Brady; that of Rufus Choate from an engraving by John Sartain, of Philadelphia; that of Sir Matthew Hale from the original painting in the library of Lincoln's Inn; that of Lord Holt from an original picture in the possession of Lord Hardwicke’s heirs; those of Chancellor Kent and Brady from engravings by George Perine; that of Luther Martin from a painting in the possession of J. Purivance, Esq., of Baltimore; those of Edwin M. Stanton and David Dudley Field from engravings by A. H. Ritchie; that of S. S. Prentiss from an engraving by J. P. Ourdan; those of Littleton, Eldon, Ellenborough and Erskine from steel engravings by Wellstood and Company, of New York; that of Stephen A. Douglas from an engraving by S. C. Buttre; those of Binney