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Samuel Williston, 76 Harvard Law Review 1327 (1963)

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SAMUEL Williston was to me like an older brother, and, although

for some years no word has come to me from him, his

death leaves me saddened and bereft. This will be a personal

tribute from a full heart. Never actually in his classroom, except

once as a visitor at his opening lecture in October, fifty-five years

ago, he was nevertheless my chief teacher in the law of Contracts.

As a beginning instructor in that subject at Yale, sixty years ago,

it was to his articles and his edition of Pollock that I had to go for

instruction. When, in 1906, he published his casebook in two

volumes, I adopted it at once as the subject of class discussion,

four times a week through the year. It so remained until my own

casebook was published thirteen years later.

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1963

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