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LAW SCHOOL RECEIVES BOOKS AND PORTRAITS FROM EUROPE

Volumes on French Law Divided Between University and Michigan--Kneller Pictures Purchased

The unusual collection of books on the history and development of French law accumulated by the late Paul Viollet, librarian of the Ecole de Droit at Paris and professor of law at Chartres, which was purchased jointly last year by the University and Michigan Law Schools, is now in process of distribution between the libraries of these two schools.

Another outstanding acquisition to the Law School library consists of more than a dozen portraits of famous English judges, including pictures of Sir Matthew Hale and Sir George Jeffreys by Kneller which rank with the same painter's portraits of Lords Holt and King, already in the possession of the Law School. As a result of this purchase, made recently in England, there are now seventeen portraits of English judges hanging in the reading room of Austin Hall, ranging in time from Sir Thomas More in the sixteenth century to Baron Huddleston in the nineteenth.

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