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Correspondence, 1894 - 1942


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The papers of James Brown Scott (1866-1945), authority in international law, consisting of correspondence, memoranda, documents, minutes, printed material, manuscripts of articles and addresses, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Included is material from Scott's activities as Solicitor (1906-1910) and Special Advisor (1914-1917) for the State Department, as delegate to the Second Hague Conference (1907) and Paris Peace Conference (1919), his membership and offices in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the American Society of International Law, and the Institut de Droit International, as well as Scott's Involvement in numerous courts of international arbitration. Also included is material relating to Pan-American relations, women's rights, and the history and teaching of international law. Correspondence includes letters from Charles Evans Hughes, Robert Bacon, William Jennings Bryan, James Bryce, Nicholas Murray Butler, Andrew Carnegie, Charles Francis Adams, Frank B. Kellogg, Robert Lansing, Franklin Roosevelt, Elihu Root, and Woodrow Wilson, among others.


  • 1894 - 1942

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From the Collection: 43.75 Linear Feet (86 boxes)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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