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Correspondence, 1946, 2003

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LAUT 1/61

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence between HL, Elihu and Rachel Lauterpacht, on subjects including: Rachel's visit to her family in Palestine; possible news of HL's brother's family in Poland; HL's election to the Athenaeum; problems with domestic staff; Sir Arnold McNair's nomination to the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague; HL's holiday in Hunstanton [Norfolk]; Elihu's progress at Trinity College, University of Cambridge; concerns about HL's health; Elihu's visit to Switzerland.

Other correspondents include: Sir Hartley Shawcross, Attorney General and Chief Prosecutor for Britain at Nuremberg, on whether German nationals could still be considered enemy aliens and HL's help with his final speech at the Nuremberg Trials (10); Sir Alexander Carr-Saunders, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, offering HL a Chair at LSE; Henry Phillimore, leading junior counsel for the British War Crimes Executive, Nuremberg, on the success of Shawcross's speech; Ernest Passant [Director of Research and Librarian and Keeper of the Papers, Foreign Office] on permissions for HL's book "Recognition in International Law"; Stanley Bailey on becoming Reader in Law at Cambridge; Sir Arnold McNair, thanking HL for comments on some papers and on the 1945 Year Book of International Law (2).

Also includes: Elihu's later research notes on HL's book ["Recognition in International Law"], HL's opinion on the status of German refugees from Nazi persecution, plans for a Jewish Yearbook of International Law and HL taking in his niece Inka Gelbard [his only surviving relative from Poland, later Inka Katz] as a refugee; HL's Nuremberg passes.


  • Creation: 1946
  • Creation: 2003


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