Letters from Sir John Fischer Williams to his wife

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Shelfmark(s): MS. 12598
Title: Letters from Sir John Fischer Williams to his wife
Dates of Creation: 1922-1929
Extent: 1 box
Language(s) of Material: English


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.

Scope and Content

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.

Related Material

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by H. Montagu-Pollock, grandson of Sir John Fischer Williams, in August 2017.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 12598].

Access Point(s)

Courtney | Catherine [Kate] | Lady Courtney of Penwith | 1847-1929 | social worker and internationalist

Williams | John Fischer | Sir | 1870-1947 | international lawyer

20th century

World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations

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