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Title of the Chief Justice?

My understanding is that some time in the 19th century the Chief Justice's formal title changed from Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to Chief Justice of the United States. Can anyone point me to any articles, books, etc discussing this matter?

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CFP: CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Conference - February 1, 2018 Extended Deadline

Call for Papers:
CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference 

COMMON GROUND: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early America May 11th, 2018
Graduate Center, CUNY
New York, NY 

Keynote Speaker: Nancy Isenberg, Louisiana State University - Author of White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America