Louis D. Brandeis: An Inspiring Life
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Letters from Dean Acheson to Alice G. Brandeis

October, 1941

Handwritten letter on Assistant Secretary of State Washington D.C. stationary to express condolences for Louis D. Brandeis's death (scan)


[Assistant Secretary of State letterhead] My heart is too full to say more than that you and the Justice are never out of our thoughts. Alice and I are at your call at any moment. Of our love for you both you know.

Most Affectionately,
October 3, 1941

Handwritten letter on '2805 P Street' stationary to express condolences for Louis D. Brandeis's death (scan)


Dear Mrs. Brandeis,

I am deeply touched and most grateful that you should have sent me the Justice's copy of Fowler. I shall treasure it always. Elizabeth's words and yours about what I said at the service have cheered me a great deal. I had had a deep feeling of the impossibility of saying what was in my heart. You and the Justice have become so deep a part of my life that words are quote inadequate.

I had hoped to come in this week for a late afternoon chat with you. But a Venezuelan mission just left today and a Canadian one arrives tomorrow. Perhaps you can give me a[sic] hour next week. Alice tells me that you are well which is good news--

The Justice's book is on my own special shelf.

With much love from us both.

Most affectionately,
Oct. 29, 1941.

CREATOR Dean Acheson
DATE 10/03/41 and 10/29/1941
LOCATION Washington, D.C.
FORMAT Text (Letter)
COLLECTION Louis Dembitz Brandeis Collection
RIGHTS Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Library