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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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