Papers of Sir John Fischer Williams relating to the Reparations Commission

Scope and Content

The papers include the diary of Sir John Fischer Williams relating to the Reparations Commission, 20 Feb.-18 Apr. 1920, in addition to letters to Sir John whilst he was the British Legal Adviser to the Commission, from Lady Catherine Courtney of Penwith, with related correspondence and papers, 1921-8.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir John Fischer Williams (1870-1947) was an international lawyer. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1985.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

See also Williams' correspondence with George Gilbert Aime Murray, 1914-43 (MSS Gilbert Murray).