Herbert Whittaker Briggs Legal Papers,1940-1986

Collection Number: 18-2-2371

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Herbert Whittaker Briggs legal papers, 1940-1986.
Collection Number:
18-2-2371
Creator:
Herbert W. (Herbert Whittaker) Briggs, 1900-
Quantity:
31.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, notes, maps, court transcripts, and other legal documents.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Background documents, court transcripts, other legal documents, notes, correspondence, and maps relating to cases in which Professor Briggs was involved or consulted.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Herbert Whittaker Briggs was Professor of government and international law at Cornell University.
The Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited was a Canadian holding company incorporated in Toronto in 1911, which, through its various subsidiaries, supplied the major part of electricity requirements in Catalonia, Spain. The case was brought before the International Court of Justice for reparation for damage claimed to have been caused to a number of Belgian nationals, shareholders in the Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, by the conduct of various organs of the Spanish State in relation to that company and to other companies of its group.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Background documents, court transcripts, other legal documents, notes, correspondence, and maps relating to cases in which Professor Briggs was involved or consulted. Cases include the Barcelona Traction Company case, a border dispute between Honduras and Nicaragua, 1960; a dispute between Chile and Argentina over the interpretation of the Boundary Treaty of July 23, 1881 relating to the Beagle Channel, 1973-1975; two cases involving delimitation of the Contintental Shelf between Libya and Tunisia, ca. 1978-1981, and between Libya and Malta, ca. 1983-1986; a case between the United States and Canada over the delimitation of the maritime boundary in the Gulf of Maine area; arbitration between the United Kingdom and French governments on the delimitation of the Continental Shelf (in the English Channel). Also, working documents for the United Nations Conference on the Law of Treaties held in Vienna, 1968.
Also, material on the 1964 National Conference of Commissioners, New York State Commission of Uniform State Laws (1962), drafts of Uniform Commercial Code prior to 1952 and 1960, and preparation for introduction of the code in new York.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Briggs, Herbert W., 1900-
Barcelona Traction, Light, and Power Company.
International Court of Justice.
United Nations Conference on the Law of Treaties, Vienna, 1968-1969

Subjects:
International law.
Boundaries.
Treaties.

Places:
Belgium--Claims vs. Spain.
Honduras--Boundaries--Nicaragua.
Nicaragua--Boundaries--Honduras.
Beagle Channel (Argentina and Chile)
Chile--Boundaries--Argentina.
Argentina--Boundaries--Chile.
Continental shelf--Libya.
Libya--Boundaries--Tunisia.
Libya--Boundaries--Malta.
Tunisia--Boundaries--Libya.
Malta--Boundaries--Libya.
United States--Boundaries--Canada.
United States--Boundaries--United States.
Continental shelf--Great Britain.
Great Britain--Boundaries--France.
France--Boundaries--Great Britain.

Form and Genre Terms:
Maps.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Documents on the arbitration between the United Kingdom and French governmentsare closed, subject to the decision ofthe United Kingdom and France, 67 rue Liotard, 1203 Geneva, Switzerland (the Court Registrar's address).
Cite As:
Herbert Whittaker Briggs legal papers, #18-2-2371. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Barcelona Traction case
Box 1
Background documents, court transcripts, Reports of Judgments, and other International Court of Justice documents, 1953-1969
Box 2
Background and other documents, 1968-1969
Box 2
Judgments and separate opinions, 1970
Box 3
High Court of Justice Chancery Division documents, ca. 1967
Box 4
Public Sittings of the International Court of Justice, Apr.-June 1969
Box 5
Public Sittings of the International Court of Justice, June-July 1969
Box 5
Supreme Court of Ontario binders (photocopies of older documents)
Box 6
Belgian case documents, 1959-1967
Box 7
Spanish case documents, 1960-1965
Spanish case documents:
Box 8
Preliminary exception folders, 1963
Box 8
"Documents of Exceptions ..." folders, 1963
Box 9
Spanish case documents, 1965-1968
Box 10
H.W. Briggs' files on Barcelona Traction Case
Series II. Honduras v. Nicaragua border dispute, 1960
Box 10
Consultations, oral pleadings, and correspondence
Series III. Beagle Channel arbitration between Argentina and Chile
Box 11-13
Background information, bound court documents, typescript copies of court hearings, notes and correspondence
Box 11-13
Atlas: Chilean Memorial, 1973
Box 11-13
Atlas: Chilean Counter-Memorial, 1974
Box 11-13
Atlas: Chilean Reply, 1975
Box 11-13
Counter Memorial of the Argentine Republic: Charts and Maps I, 1974
Box 11-13
Counter Memorial of the Argentine Republic: Charts and Maps II, 1975
Box 11-13
Reply of the Argentine Republic: Charts and Maps, 1975
Series IV. Libyan Continental Shelf cases
Libya v. Tunisia
Box 14-16
Libya v. Tunisia dispute over land boundary on the Continental shelf includes bound court documents, oral proceedings, maps, ca. 1978-1981
Libya v. Malta
Box 16-18
Libya v. Malta court documents, correspondence, maps, ca. 1983-1986
Box 19
Maps
Box 20
Maps
Box 21
H.W. Briggs' files on both cases
Series V. U.S. vs. Canada - Gulf of Maine case
Box 21-22
Briggs' files on the delimitation of the maritime boundary in the Gulf of Maine area
Box 21-22
Maps
Series VI. Vienna Conference of the Law of Treaties
Box 22-23
Working documents for the 1968 U.N. conference
Series VII. Arbitration between the United Kingdom and French governments on the delimitation of the Continental shelf, 1975-1978
Box 24-25
Court documents and background information (RESTRICTED)
Box 24-25
Maps (RESTRICTED)
Box 26 Folder 1
"The Attorney General Invokes Rebus Sic Stantibus"
1941-1942
Box 26 Folder 2
Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Ltd., "Annals of Finance" - New Yorker, May 28, 1979
1971, 1979
Box 26 Folder 3
Beagle Channel Arbitration - Award of Her Britannic Majesty's Government
1977
Box 26 Folder 4
Beagle Channel Arbitration between the Republic of Argentina and the Republic of Chile - maps
Box 26 Folder 5
Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited (Second Phase) Judgment
1970
Box 26 Folder 6
Continental Shelf - Arbitration between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the French Republic on the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf
1978
Box 26 Folder 7-10
"Case Concerning the Continental Shelf (Tunisia/Libya Arab Jamahiriya)"
1982
Box 26 Folder 11
"Case Concerning the Continental Shelf (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya/Malta)" - judgment
1985
Box 26 Folder 12
Case Concerning the Continental Shelf (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya/Malta), Application for Permission to Intervene by the Government of Italy International Court of Justice
1984
Box 26 Folder 13
Debate on Neutrality and Destroyer Deal
1940
Box 26 Folder 14
Debate on Neutrality and Destroyer Deal - Sale of U.S. Destroyers to England
1940
Box 26 Folder 15
(Campus) Debate on Neutrality - Briggs and Willcox - "Neglected Aspects of the Destroyer Deal (see also International Law)
1940
Box 26 Folder 16-19
International Court of Justice Study Group (Paris-Bellagio-Serbelloni)
1960-1961
Box 26 Folder 20
International Court of Justice Study Group (C) Bellagio, Villa Serbelloni
1963
Box 27 Folder 1-2
International Court of Justice Study Group
1963
Box 27 Folder 3
International Law Survey, Report on
ca. 1962
Box 27 Folder 4
International Law Survey Journal Notes Europe - Africa - Asia
1961
Box 27 Folder 5
International Law Survey Journal Notes Latin America
1962
Box 27 Folder 6-7
International Law Commission - 1961 Election
1961
Box 27 Folder 8-9
International Law Commission - nomination and correspondence
1954, 1961-1966
Box 27 Folder 10-12
International Law Commission Drafting Committee
1963-1965
Box 27 Folder 13-15
International Law Commission Drafting Committee
1966
Box 27 Folder 16
International Law Commission Drafting Committee - Arbitration Agreement United Kingdom and French Republic
1975
Box 27 Folder 17-19
Institut de Droit International - Communications from Secretary General
1956-1985
Box 27 Folder 20
"Non-recognition in the Courts: T he Ships of the Baltic Republics", American Journal of International Law reprint
1943
Box 27 Folder 21-22
Reports written by Briggs
1947-1958
Box 27 Folder 23
"Re-examination of International Law" -American Journal International Law reprint
1942
Box 27 Folder 24
Saudi Arabia and the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco), Arbitration between
1959, 1966
Box 27 Folder 25-28
UN Conference on the Law of Treaties, Vienna - mss. and notes of Briggs' speeches
1968
Box 27 Folder 29
"United States and Post-War International Organization" in The Impact of the War on America (Cornell Press)
1942
Box 27 Folder 30
"The Validity of the Greenland Agreement"
Box 28 Folder 1
Arbitral Award Made by the King of Spain, 1906, Oral Proceedings
1960
Box 28 Folder 2
Arbitral Award Made by the King of Spain (Honduras v. Nicaragua)
1960
Box 28 Folder 3-6
Beagle Channel Arbitration Decision
1977
Box 28 Folder 7
Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area (Canada v. U.S.A.)
1984
Volumes:
Box 28
Beagle Channel Arbitration, Chilean Memorial, ATLAS
1973
Box 28
ATLAS, Chilean Counter-Memorial, Beagle Channel Arbitration
1974
Box 28
Argentine Chilean Arbitration concerning the Region of the Beagle Channel, Counter Memorial of the Argentine Republic, Charts and Maps, vol. I
1974
Box 28
Argentine Chilean Arbitration concerning the Region of the Beagle Channel, Counter Memorial of the Argentine Republic, Charts and Maps, vol. II
1974
Box 28
Argentine Chilean Arbitration concerning the Region of the Beagle Channel, Reply of the Argentine Republic, Charts and Maps
1975
Box 28
ATLAS, Chilean Reply, Beagle Channel Arbitration
1975