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Frederic René Coudert Sr. papers, 1863-1962

Summary Information


This collection contains correspondence, subjects files and scrapbooks pertaining to Frederick R. Coudert, Sr.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0289
Bib ID 4078446 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Coudert, Frederic R (Frederic René), 1871-1955
Title Frederic René Coudert Sr. papers, 1863-1962
Physical Description 9 linear feet (19 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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This collection is arranged in 4 series.


Scope and Content

Correspondence, subject files, and scrapbooks concerning Coudert's law practice, political activities, social life and family. The cataloged and arranged correspondence covers the period 1935 through 1938 and deals with law and international affairs. Among th cataloged correspondence are: Harry Armstrong, Boris Bakhmeteff, Nicholas Murray Butler, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Learned Hand, Cordell Hull, Philip C. Jessup, Walter Lipmann, Robert McElroy, and Hendrik W. Van Loon. The subject files document Coudert's involvemant with the American, New York City, and New York State Bar Associations and the 1936-38 International Olympic Committee. The subject files on Columbia University cover the years 1933-37 and include, in addition to general correspondence concerning Coudert's activities as a Trustee of the University, correspondence on the Trustees' Committe on Honors and the Committee on Legal Affairs. The 21 scrapbooks contain clippings on all aspects of Coudert's political, professional, and personal life from 1888 to 1931.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frederic R. Coudert Sr. papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Bequest of Paula M. Coudert, 1987.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 07/28/88.

Revision Description

2012-05-21 XML document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
American Bar Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Armstrong, Harry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Association of the Bar of the City of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bakhmetev, B. A. (Boris Aleksandrovich) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cardozo, Benjamin N (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International Olympic Committee Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jessup, Philip C (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York State Bar Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Frederic René Coudert (Columbia A.B., 1890; A.M., 1891; Ph.D., 1894) admitted to the New York Bar, 1892. Special assistant Attorney General of U.S., 1915-20; legal advisor to the British Embassy, 1915-20; Trustee of Columbia University, 1912-54. Author of "Certainty and Justice" 1913.

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Series I: Catalogued Correspondence

Box 1 Adams, James Truslow

Box 1 Armstrong, Harry

Box 1 Bakhmeteff, Boris Aleksandrovich

Box 1 Baldensperger, Fernand

Box 1 Barry, Herbert T.

Box 1 Bergson, Henri

Box 1 Bingham, Robert W.

Box 1 Butler, Nicholas Murray

Box 1 Campbell, Gerald

Box 1 Cardozo, Benjamin N.

Box 1 Chamberlain, Austen

Box 1 Connally, Tom

Box 1 Cortissoz, Royal

Box 1 Coykendall, Frederick

Box 1 Crane, Frederick E.

Box 1 Easley, Ralph M.

Box 1 Gildersleeve, Virginia Crocheron

Box 1 Graves, Frank Pierrepont

Box 1 Hand, Learned

Box 1 Haskell, Henry S.

Box 1 Hayes, Cardinal Patrick J.

Box 1 Hazard, Paul

Box 1 Houston, Herbert S.

Box 1 Hughes, Charles E.

Box 1 Hull, Cordell

Box 1 Hyde, James H.

Box 1 Jessup, Philip C.

Box 1 King, Willard

Box 1 La Guardia, Fiorello H.

Box 1 Lippmann, Walter

Box 1 McElroy, Robert

Box 1 Shotwell, James T.

Box 1 Stimson, Henry L.

Box 1 Tweed, Harrison

Box 1 Van Loon, Hendrik Willem

Box 1 Wagner, Robert

Box 1 Wardwell, Allen

Series II: Arranged Correspondence

Box 2 1925-1936 A-Z, 1925-1936

Box 3 1937-1938 A-G, 1937-1938

Box 4 L-O

Box 5 P-Z

Series III: Correspondence by Subject

Box 6 American Bar Association

Box 6 Bellinger, J.B.

Box 6 Clifford, Rev. C.

Columbia University

Box 6 Committee on Honors

Box 6 Committee on Legal Affairs

Box 6 General File

Box 7 Coudert, F.W.

Box 7 Coudert, T.

Box 7 Flanders Club

Box 7 Garrison

Box 7 International Olympic Committee

Box 7 Miscellaneous

Box 7 New York City Bar Association

Box 7 New York State Bar Association

Box 8 Condolence Letters on the Death of F.R. Coudert

Box 9 Condolence Letters on the death of Alice Tracy Wilmerding Coudert (wife of F.R. Coudert)

Box 9 Clippings

Series IV: Scrapbooks: political, professional and personal clippings

Box 10 Scrapbook 1, 1888-1891

Box 10 Scrapbook 2, 1893

Box 10 Scrapbook 3, 1894

Box 11 Scrapbook 4, 1894-1896

Box 11 Scrapbook 5, 1895-1896

Box 11 Scrapbook 6, 1896-1897

Box 12 Scrapbook 7, 1910-1911

Box 13 Scrapbook 8, 1910-1911

Box 13 Scrapbook 9, 1911-1912

Box 14 Scrapbook 10, 1912-1913

Box 14 Scrapbook 11, 1913

Box 15 Scrapbook 12, 1913-1914

Box 15 Scrapbook 13, 1917

Box 16 Scrapbook 14, 1917-1918

Box 16 Scrapbook 15, 1918-1919

Box 17 Scrapbook 16, 1918-1919

Box 17 Scrapbook 17, 1919

Box 18 Scrapbook 18, 1921-1922

Box 18 Scrapbook 19, 1929

Box 19 Scrapbook 20, 1929-1930

Box 19 Scrapbook 21, 1930-1931