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PORTRAIT OF HOLMES IS UNVEILED IN LANGDELL

LETTER FROM HOLMES IS READ TO NOTABLE AUDIENCE

NO WRITER ATTRIBUTED

Notables from every branch of life were present yesterday at the presentation to the Harvard Law School of a portrait of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes '61. Ceremonies were held in the Court Room of Langdell Hall, with speeches by Bishop Lawrence, Dean Pound, and Judge Learned Hand '93, of the New York State Supreme Court.

Culmination of Life

Bishop Lawrence, who presided, started the ceremonies by reading an exchange of letters between Professor J. H. Beale '82, acting dean of the Law School, and Judge Holmes. In replying to Professor Beale's invitation to attend the unveiling, Judge Holmes wrote, "Your more than kind letter came this morning. My emotion, were I able to be present at the presentation of my portrait, would be embarrassing. But, fortunately, for my composure, I cannot leave Washington. I feel very deeply the great honor that you do me. To have the picture placed where I understand it is to be, in your magnificent hall--worthy of the noble corps of professors and instructors who teach there--seems to mark the culmination of my life and leaves me ready to say, 'Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace'."

Hand Apotheosizes Holmes

Judge Hand, in speaking for the donors, extolled Judge Holmes as the leader of the legal thought of America. "Although he is old in years, his modernity and freshness of ideas is beyond compare", he said.

Dean Pound, accepting the portrait for the Law School, spoke of the three branches of the law, the judging, teaching, and practicing. He praised Justice Holmes as having acted in all three capacities in a laudable manner.

The portrait, which depicts Judge Holmes standing in judicial robes in a speaking pose, is by C. S. Hopkinson '91, who has painted several portraits for the Law School. It will be hung in the reading room of Langdell Hall opposite the portrait of Justice Marshall.

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