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Henry S. Drinker Papers

MSS.006

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection
Creator:
Drinker, Henry Sandwith, 1880-1965
Title:
Henry S. Drinker Papers
Date [inclusive]:
1929-1950
Call Number:
MSS.006
Extent:
0.2 linear feet
General Physical Description note:
Fair. Dirty and somewhat fragile.
Language:
English
Text: [Folder]
1
Abstract:
Henry S. Drinker (1880-1965) was graduate of Haverford College, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1904, Drinker joined the prominent Philadelphia Law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath in 1904. An authority on legal ethics, Drinker's book on the subject, "Legal Ethics," was published in 1933 and went on to become a classic. An amateur musicologist, Drinker founded the Drinker Library of Choral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Drinker Music Center was dedicated in his name at Haverford College in 1962. Primarily writings by Henry S. Drinker regarding criticism by Sir Francis Newbolt over some of his books, an essay called "Legal Plots," and a writing called "The Lawyers of Anthony Trollope. The collection, 1929-1950, also includes correspondence with Alfred A. Knopf and Sir Francis Newbolt.
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[Identification of item], in the Henry S. Drinker Papers, MSS.006, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Biography/History

Henry S. Drinker was born in 1880. A graduate of Haverford College, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania, Biddle joined the prominent Philadelphia Law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath in 1904. An authority on legal ethics, Drinker's book on the subject, "Legal Ethics," was published in 1933 and went on to become a classic. An amateur musicologist, Drinker founded the Drinker Library of Choral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Drinker Music Center was dedicated in his name at Haverford College in 1962.

Drinker died in 1965.

Scope and Contents

Primarily writings by Henry S. Drinker regarding criticism by Sir Francis Newbolt over some of his books, an essay called "Legal Plots," and a writing called "The Lawyers of Anthony Trollope. The collection, 1929-1950, also includes correspondence with Alfred A. Knopf and Sir Francis Newbolt.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection,  2008

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of "Miss Arnold, for Sophie M. Drinker," undated.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jordon Steele in October 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)
  • Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984 -- Correspondence
  • Newbolt, Francis, Sir, 1863-1940 -- Correspondence
  • Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882 -- History-Sources

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