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Sir John Fischer Williams (1870-1947) was an international lawyer who, from 1920 to 1930, was legal advisor to the British delegation on the Reparations Commission established by the Treaty of Versaialles. He was knighted in 1923.
For further details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Letters, 1922-1929, from Sir John Fischer Williams in Paris and Geneva to his wife, Marjorie, discussing his work relating to the Reparations Commission and family news. A letter from Kate Courtney, Lady Courtney of Penwith, is enclosed with his letter of 31 August 1924.
See MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1092-1093 and d. 511 for correspondence and a diary of Sir John Fischer Williams relating to the Reparations Commission.
Donated by H. Montagu-Pollock, grandson of Sir John Fischer Williams, in August 2017.
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 12598].
Courtney | Catherine [Kate] | Lady Courtney of Penwith | 1847-1929 | social worker and internationalist
Williams | John Fischer | Sir | 1870-1947 | international lawyer
World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations