Archibald Hamilton Charteris P038

Archibald Hamilton Charteris was born 22 April 1874 in Glasgow Scotland, the son of Matthew and Elizabeth. His family was distinguished academically, his father being senior professor of materia medica at the University of Glasgow, while his uncle, also Archibald Hamilton Charteris, was professor of biblical criticism at the University of Edinburgh.

Charteris was educated at school in Edinburgh and Koblenz, Germany, and then studied at the University of Glasgow, being awarded his MA in 1894, and his LLB in 1898. He worked in a law office in Glasgow until 1904 when the University of Glasgow appointed him as lecturer in Public International and Private Law. During his time at Glasgow Charteris contributed many articles on international law to legal journals and established for himself a reputation of some standing. He was active on the council of the International Law Association and was a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. During the First World War he worked in the Admiralty and then in the War Trade Intelligence Department. At the end of the war he went to Germany where he worked in Berlin as legal assistant to the resident agent of the clearing house for enemy debts.

Charteris remained at Glasgow University until his appointment as first Challis Professor of International Law and Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney in 1920. On 10 January 1921 he married Marguerite Rossiter and they arrived in Sydney on 27 February aboard the Osterley. Charteris became a University 'identity', not least because of his unconventional dress and incessant smoking, but he is remembered as a great teacher who inspired his students and exhibited a rich sense of humour. He continued his activities in the sphere of international law, helping to establish a branch of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Australia, and representing the University at a number of International law conferences overseas. He also continued to contribute articles to legal journals and the press, and he made regular radio broadcasts on legal matters. He was president of the NSW Branch of the League of Nations Union. In 1940 the Sydney University law school published a number of his lectures as "Chapters on International Law".

Charteris had a memorable wit and retained a life-long interest in humour. He published a book on Scottish humour in 1932, entitled "When the Scot smiles, in literature and life". Charteris died on 9 October 1940 of emphysema at his home in Turramurra. He was survived by his wife and only child, a son.

     Series 1	Notebooks on Legal Subjects
     Item   Description                                  Date Range
      No.
     1      Hard cover notebook entitled "Private        1906       
            International Law, Vol. 1, 1906", containing
            handwritten notes. On the inside front cover 
            is written "George France, 8 Hanover        
            Terrace, Glasgow W."                        
     2      Hard cover notebook entitled "Law and        n.d.       
            Politics in the Middle Ages", containing    
            handwritten notes.                          
     3      Hard cover notebook, untitled, containing    Dec 1906   
            handwritten notes. On the first page is     
            written "A H Charteris, Dec 1906".          
     4      Hard cover notebook entitled "Problems",     n.d.       
            containing handwritten notes.               
     5      Hard cover notebook with "A H Charteris 19   1899       
            Oct 1899" on the cover and "Notes on        
            Mercantile Law" on the first page,          
            containing handwritten notes.               
     6      Hard cover notebook entitled "Constitutional n.d.       
            Law. Notes on Dean, Dicey and Sohn",        
            containing hand written notes.              
     7      Hard cover notebook entitled "Jurisprudence  n.d.       
            III", containing hand written notes.        
     8      Hard cover notebook entitled "The Elements   n.d.       
            of Politics", containing hand written notes.
     9      Hard cover notebook with "Sir E Grey 23 May  1907       
            1907" on the front cover, containing hand   
            written notes on various legal topics.      
     10     Hard cover notebook with "Syllabus           n.d.       
            International Law" on the front cover,      
            containing hand written notes.              
     11     Hard cover notebook with "International Law  n.d.       
            III" on the front cover, containing hand    
            written notes.                              
     12     Hard cover notebook with "International Law  n.d.       
            I" on the front cover, containing hand      
            written notes.                              
     13     Hard cover notebook with "Jurisprudence,     n.d.       
            Vol. 1" on the front cover, containing hand 
            written notes.                              

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14 Hard cover notebook with "Wilson. The State" n.d. on the front cover, containing hand written notes. 15 Hard cover notebook with "Third Hague n.d. Conference" on the front cover, containing hand written notes, as well as some newspaper clippings. 16 Hard cover notebook, untitled, containing n.d. hand written notes on International Law topics. Series 2 Notes, articles and other papers on International Law 1 Letter from the Swiss(?) Ministry of Foreign 31 Oct Affairs enclosing a list of states which 1912 have signed the Geneva convention of 1906. Enclosed with the letter are the items numbered 1a to 1h. 1a Letter from the Swiss Dept. Politique 07 Jan enclosing a list of states which have signed 1908 the Geneva conventions of 22 August 1864 and 6 July 1906. Enclosed with this letter are the items numbered 1a1 and 1a2. 1a1 List of states which have signed the Geneva 07 Jan Convention of 6 July 1906, with handwritten 1908 annotations. 1a2 List of states which have signed the Geneva 07 Jan Convention of 22 August 1864. 1908 1b Letter from the Swiss Dept. Politique 31 Oct enclosing a list of states who have signed 1912 the Geneva conventions of 1864 and 1906. 1c List of states which have signed the Geneva 31 Oct Convention of 1906. 1912 1d List of states which have signed the Geneva 31 Oct Convention of 1864. 1912 1e 'Deuxieme conference de la paix. Tableau des n.d. signatures et adhesions'. Also contains 2 typed sheets showing ratifications of the Hague Convention of 1907. 1f 'Tribuneaux d'Arbitrage'. n.d. 1g 'Liste des membres de la cour permanents n.d. d'Arbitrage'.

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2 Typed manuscript entitled "Most favoured n.d. nation clause", 8 pages. 3 Typed manuscript entitled "Compulsory n.d. Arbitration", 5 pages. 4 Typed manuscript entitled "Days of Grace", n.d. 16 pages. 5 Typed manuscript entitled "The World Court: n.d. The Present Bench", 5 pages. 6 Printed paper from the Australian National 10 Jul Research Council entitled"Memorandum in re 1925 the 'Australian Sector' of the Antarctic and the recent French claim to administer Adelie Land". Contained in it are the items numbered 6a and 6b. 6a Letter from the Secretary of the New Zealand 31 May Marine Department concerning licences to 1926 fish the Ross Sea, contained inside the previous item. 6b Newspaper clipping, dated 4 July 1925, 04 Jul concerning Australia's protests over the 1925 French claims to Adelie Land, contained inside the previous item. 7 Typed manuscript entitled "The Historical n.d. Aspects of the White Australia Policy", 4 pages. 8 Typed manuscript entitled "The Final Act of n.d. the Second International Peace Conference", with annotations by hand, 8 pages. 9 Typed manuscript entitled "Australian n.d. Immigration Policy", annotated and amended by hand, 9 pages. 10 Typed manuscript entitled "Australian n.d. Immigration Policy by A H Charteris, Professor of International Law, University of Sydney", annotated by hand, 6 pages. 11 Typed manuscript pages without title, n.d. dealing with immigration policy matters. There are some duplicates (14 pages). 12 Typed manuscript pages without title, n.d. dealing with immigration policy matters, 3 pages.

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13 Typed manuscript pages without title, n.d. dealing with immigration policy and the white Australia policy, 19 pages. 14 Three copies of a typed manuscript dealing n.d. with states and territories, 7 pages each. 15 Typed manuscript entitled "Australian n.d. Immigration Policy, 6 pages. 16 Handwritten manuscript notes on immigration, n.d. 8 pages (3 are blank). 17 University of Glasgow exam paper for 03 Oct International Private Law, annotated, 4 1912 pages. 18 Manilla folder of press clippings dealing 19 Oct 05 Jul 1933 with subjects of interest to Charteris, 1932 relevant to International Law. The clippings deal with Antarctica, treatment of minorities in Nazi Germany, acts of war, and so on. 19 Copy of letter from C Westcott at the 03 Aug Commonwealth Bank of Australiare his 1932 enjoyment of Charteris' broadcast talks. 20 Typed manuscript (2 pages) of, and three n.d. pages of handwritten notes for, a review of "The Kaiser's coolies" by T Plivier for the journal "Today". The reviw is entitled "Too quiet on the Wilhemshaven front". 21 Typed manuscript entitled "The Dawes Plan", n.d. 4 pages. 22 Handwritten draft of review of "The American n.d. and European Depressions and their Political Consequences" by Dr Felix Somary(?) of Zurich for the journal "International Affairs", March 1931 (5 pages). 23 Handwritten draft of review(?) of "Hatred in n.d. Europe" by Dr Felix Somary(?) of Zurich (3 pages). 24 Soft booklet with title on front cover: 29 Jan 20 Oct 1914 "Contributions to the Manchester Guardian & 1914 Herald & Times, 1914". The booklet contains press clippings and the loose items numbered 24a-j.

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24a Typed extracts of clauses from the n.d. Temperance (Scotland) Act, 1913. 24b Proof sheets of an article entitled "The n.d. defence of Alien enemy and article 23(h) of the fourth Hague Convention, 1907. (a)" for Juridical Review No. 6. 24c Proof sheets of an article by E Crammond 20 Jan entitled "Finance and War", with an unsigned 1914 letter dated 20 January 1914 forwarding the proofs to Charteris. 24d Typed copy of letter to the Editor of the 22 Jul Glasgow Herald concerning 'Imperial 1914 Naturalization Bill and Women' (3 pages). 24e Handwritten notes on 'Royal Production' and n.d. 'Alien enemies' (2 pages). 24f Handwritten notes on 'Trading with the n.d. enemy' (2 pages). 24g Letter from the Secretary of the 17 Feb International Law Association, T Baty, 1912 concerning the case of the vessel Umgemi. 24h Letter from the Secretary of the 13 Feb International Law Association, T Baty, 1912 concerning the case of the vessel Umgemi. 24i Typed draft of article about the Umgemi, n.d. with handwritten amendments (6 pages). 24j Cyclostyled sheet entitled "Declaration of n.d. St. Petersburg, 1868". 25 Typed draft of article by W Harrison Moore 31 Jun entitled "The Federation and Suits between 1935 Governments" (54 pages), with letter from Moore forwarding draft to Charteris.

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26 Printed article entitled "A Note on the 1922 Immunity of Sovereign States in respect of Proceedings against Maritime Property" by the Hon. Mr. Justice Hill, Bulletin No. 48 of the Preliminary reports of the 1922 London Conference. Contains items 26a-u. 26a Letter from Commonwealth Treasury concerning 05 Sep taxation on State owned vessels. 1922 26b Letter from the International Law 06 Mar Association concerning a secret report of 1922 the British Attorney-General's Office, and establishment of a Branch of the Association in Australia. 26c Draft letter to Sir William Irvine, Chief 22 May Justice of Victoria, concerning 1922 establishment of a Branch of the International Law Association in Australia (4 drafts). 26d Handwritten and typed notes concerning n.d. Maritime law (4 pages). 26e Printed report of result of International n.d. Maritime Committee questionnaire of 31 March 1922, for the Commonwealth of Australia and States. The report is annotated. 26f Letter from the British National Committee 05 Oct of the Comite Maritime International 1922 thanking Charteris for sending the Australian response to their questionnaire of 31 March 1922. 26g Letter from the British National Committee 17 Oct of the Comite Maritime International 1922 concerning the questionnaire, enclosing resolutions of the Conference, and asking Charteris to set up a branch of the International Law Association in Sydney.

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26h Printed copy of the Hague Rules as amended 17 Oct by the London Conference of the Comite 1922 Maritime International, 9-11 October 1922. This was enclosed with item 26g. 26i Typed copy of "Resolutions on the Hague 17 Oct Rules" from the London Conference of the 1922 Comite Maritime International, enclosed with item 26g. 26j Printed report by P Maurice Hill on 13 Mar "Carriage of wood-deck cargoes", for the 1922 Chamber of Shipping of the UK. 26k First report of the International Deck n.d. Cargoes Committee of the International Shipping Conference (printed). The report is dated 3 February 1922. 26l Circular letter from the Maritime Law 08 Apr Committee of the International Law 1922 Association concerning the carriage of deck cargoes. 26m Circular letter from the International 31 Mar Maritime Committee concerning "The immunity 1922 of sovereign states as regards Maritime property", and including a questionnaire. Two copies, one in French and one in English. 26n Typed manuscript (4 pages) summarising the n.d. response of the Commonwealth and New South Wales governments to the questionnaire of the International Maritime Committee on immunity of sovereign states (3 copies). 26o Letter from the Acting Manager of the 22 Jul Commonwealth Government Line of Steamers 1922 replying to the questionnaire on the immunity of sovereign states.

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26p Letter from the Under-secretary of the 08 Aug Queensland Treasury replying to the 1922 questionnaire on the immunity of sovereign states. 26q Letter from the Under-Treasurer of the South 16 Aug Australian Treasury replying to the 1922 questionnaire on the immunity of sovereign states. 26r Letter of acknowledgement, dated 4 August 04 Aug 1922, and reply, dated 9 August 1922, from 1922 the Under-Treasurer of the Tasmanian Treasury concerning the questionnaire on the immunity of sovereign states. 26s Letter from the Commonwealth Department of n.d. External Affairs and the Prime Minister's Department concerning the questionnaire on the immunity of sovereign states. 26t Letter from the Under-secretary of the New 23 Aug South Wales Treasury concerning the 1922 questionnaire on the immunity of sovereign states. 26u Letter from the Acting Under-Treasurer of 24 Aug the West Australian Treasury concerning the 1922 questionnaire on the immunity of sovereign states. 27 Transcript of article from London Gazette of n.d. 1 November 1912. The article is a British Foreign Office report on Greek shipping regulations. 28 Transcript of article from London Gazette of n.d. 31 October 1912. The article is a British Foreign Office report on the Italian Prize Commission. 29 Transcript of article from London Gazette of n.d. 24 October 1912. The article is a British Foreign Office report on the Turkish List of Contraband.

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30 Typed summary of chronology of the Geneva n.d. Conventions, annotated by hand. 31 Cyclostyled sheet headed "Declaration of St. n.d. Petersburg 1866". 32 Handwritten notes entitled "Suez Canal n.d. Cases" (10 pages). 33 Handwritten list of journals. n.d. 34 Edition of the London Gazette for 21 October 21 Oct 1912. 1912 35 Transcripts of two London Gazette articles n.d. of 1911 referring to the case of Miss Malecca. 36 Cyclostyled sheet listing the diplomatic n.d. clauses in the Hague Conventions of 1907, annotated. 37 Transcript of part of the British 'Geneva n.d. Convention Act 1911' from the "Scots Law Times" of 1911. 38 Cyclostyled sheet of notes on 'State n.d. succession'. 39 Letter from the South African Department of 16 Aug External Affairs concerning the order of 1935 precedence given to consular representatives. 40 Letter from the Irish Department of External 19 Jul Affairs concerning the order of precedence 1935 given to consular representatives. 41 Letter from the Canadian Department of 16 Jul External Affairs concerning the "I'm Alone" 1935 documents. 42 Copy of the Canadian 'Regulations for the n.d. Drawing Room'.

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43 Copy of press notice about a 'Drawing Room' n.d. to be held by the Governor-General of Canada on 18 January 1935. 44 Memorandum concerning consular precedence in n.d. Canada. 45 Typed notes concerning "Most favoured nation n.d. status", annotated by hand. 46 Extract from 'Sydney Morning Herald' article n.d. of 21 March 1930 entitled "Steamer seized by US Marshall". 47 Typed draft of article entitled "Territorial n.d. Waters", annotated by hand (4 pages). 48 Typed draft (6 pages) and handwritten notes n.d. (8 pages) for article on "Intervention". 49 Handwritten and typed drafts of circular n.d. letter soliciting membership of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, New South Wales Branch. 50 Typed draft of article entitled "Sanctions n.d. before the Federal House" (7 pages). 51 Page of handwritten notes entitled "Kaiser's n.d. warning in November 1903 to King of Belgians". 52 Handwritten notes on 'Suez Canal cases' (5 n.d. pages). 53 One handwritten and two typed drafts of n.d. article for 'Sydney Sun' entitled "War...to declare or not to declare, that is the question" (7 pages each). 54 Typed draft of article for 'Blockade' n.d. entitled "The United States Neutrality Act 1937", annotated (7 pages).

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55 Typed draft of article for 'Sydney Morning n.d. Herald' entitled "The United States Neutrality Act" (6 pages). 56 Handwritten notes on "Us Neutrality Act", n.d. headed "Made at the US Consulate 2 May 1937 57 Handwritten notes and typed draft for n.d. broadcast on 21 September 1937 about Lawrence of Arabia and reviewing a recently published book entitled "T E Lawrence and his friends". The drafts are heavily amended. 58 Typed draft for national broadcast on 9 n.d. November 1937 reviewing the book "Vainglory" by Guy Chapman. 59 Letter from I Clunies Ross at the faculty of 26 Aug Veterinary Science concening a meeting of 1928 the Council of the Royal Institute [for International Affairs?] 60 Letter from I Clunies Ross concerning 24 Aug election results of the Royal Institute for 1928 International Affairs. 61 Copy of letter to Lesley Urquhart asking him 09 Aug to address a meeting of the local branch of 1929 the Royal Institute for International Affairs. 62 Two copies of a reference written for D T 27 Jun Sawkins. One is annotated by hand. 1929 63 Receipt from Macquarie Galleries. 02 Jul 1930 Series 3 Correspondence and receipts 1 Letter to the Vice-Chancellor of Sydney 06 May University concerning his leave of absence. 1929 2 Receipt from David Jones for purchases. 26 Jul 1927

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3 Receipt from David Jones for purchases. 26 Jul 1927 4 Receipt from Sydney Univesity Union for 11 Jul purchases. 1929 5 Letter concerning outstanding account and 24 Apr receipt for payment from 'The Times'. 1929 6 Receipt from a furniture company. 17 Jan 1929 7 Receipt for subscription to the 'Happy 31 May Release Club'. 1929 8 Receipt from Wood Brothers. 17 Jun 1929 9 Receipt from the Royal Institute for 06 Mar International Affairs. 1929 10 Receipt from the Turramurra Pharmacy. 20 May 1929 11 Receipt from Bowral and Company, florists. 01 Jun 1929 12 Receipt from the Colonial Mutual Fire 21 Jun Insurance Company Ltd. 1929 13 Receipt from F H Booth, printers. 03 May 1929 14 Receipt and letter from Gordon and Gotch. 09 May 1929 15 Receipt from the Avondale Golf Club. 14 May 1929 16 New South Wales State Income Tax reminder 24 Apr notice and receipt. 1929

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17 Federal Income Tax assessment notice and 05 Jun receipt. 1929 18 New South Wales State Income Tax refund 17 Jun notice. 1929 19 Receipt from Sydney University Union. 30 May 1929 20 Receipt and letter from the Australian 21 Dec League of Nations Union. 1928 21 Receipt from the Workers Educational 21 Nov Association. 1928 22 Receipt from the Royal Institute for 27 Jul International Affairs. 1929 23 Receipt from Dr. Susie O'Reilly. 31 Mar 1929 24 Receipt from Dr. Susie O'Reilly. 31 Aug 1929 25 Receipt from Bennie S Cohen and Sons (NSW) 22 Oct Ltd., insurance brokers. 1928 26 Receipt from J S Bovill, loss assessors and 21 Jan claims adjusters. 1929 27 Two receipts from Australian Mutual 03 Jul Provident Society, in an envelope. 1928 28 Two receipts from the Australian Mutual 02 Jul Provident Society. 1929 29 Annual bonus certificate for 1927 from the 1927 Australian Mutual Provident Society.

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30 Circular newsletter, number 294, from the 1928? Australian Mutual Provident Society, concerning a record annual bonus. 31 Printed Annual Report of the Australian 1928 Mutual Provident Society for 1928. 32 Income Tax return for the 12 months to 30 27 Jul June 1929, signed and dated by Charteris. 1929 33 Income Tax assessment notice. 1929 34 State income tax assessment notice. 1929 35 State income tax adjustment notice. 1929 36 Federal income tax assessment notice. 1929 37 Printed instructions for filling out income 1929 tax returns (2 copies). 38 Printed report of L'Academie de Droit 1929 International de la Haye, for 1928. 39 "Programme de l'enseignement" for 1929 for 1929 L'Academie de Droit International de la Haye, for 1928. Versions in French and Spanish. 40 Income Tax return, signed and dated by 31 Aug Charteris. 1931 41 Receipt from the Workers Educational 03 May Association. 1929 42 Receipt from the Workers Educational 22 Mar Association. 1929 43 Receipt from the Workers Educational 26 Mar Association. 1929 44 Receipt from Dymocks Book Arcade Ltd. 28 Jul 1930

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45 Receipt from 'The Japan Chronicle'. 21 Nov 1929 46 Two receipts from 'The Times', 255a George 06 Jun Street, Sydney. 1930 47 Receipt from the Australian Institute of 28 May International Affairs. 1930 48 Receipt from Wagner Brothers, letterpress 26 May bookbinders, for binding. 1930 49 Receipt and letter from Dalwood Rest Home, 27 May thanking Charteris for his donation. 1930 50 Receipt from Dalwood Rest Home. 01 Aug 1929 51 Receipt from the Food for Babies Fund. 25 May 1930 52 Receipt and account from Farmer and Company 03 Jul Ltd. 1929 53 Two receipts from the Australian Mutual 02 Jul Provident Fund. 1930 54 Receipt, account, and letter from the 03 Jul Workers Educational Association. 1930 55 Letter from the Church of Scotland Committee Sep 1930 on Publications concerning the income from publications of Charteris' father, the Rev. Professor Charteris DD, LLD. 56 Receipt from J Bourke, general carrier. 01 Jul 1930 57 Receipt from J Bourke, general carrier. 31 May 1930 58 Letter concerning a subscription to The 06 Jun Times Law Reports. 1930

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59 Receipt from D R Trenaman for copying. 22 May 1930 60 Receipt from J Stuart Thom and Company, 21 May solicitors. 1930 61 Receipt from Dr J E Windeyer. 16 May 1930 62 Receipt from Colonial Mutual Fire Insurance 23 May Company Ltd. 1930 63 Receipt from Workers Educational 30 May Association. 1930 64 Letter from New South Wales Taxation 29 Apr Department concerning deferment of an income 1930 tax payment. 65 Federal Income Tax assessment notice for 1930 1930. 66 New South Wales Income Tax assessment notice 1929 for 1929. 67 Receipt from Syracuse University Book Store 29 Mar (USA). 1927 68 Receipt from Richard Bee and Company, 18 May Ladies' and Gentlemen's Outfitters. 1928 69 Receipt from Avondale Golf Club Ltd., 13 May Pymble. 1928 70 Receipt for membership from the Foreign 27 Oct Policy Association, New York. 1928 71 Receipted overdue notice from the 17 Jan Metropolitan Water, Sewerage, and Drainage 1930 Board. 72 Account rendered from the Sydney University 18 Mar Union, dated 25 October 1929. The account 1930 was paid and receipted on 18 March 1930. 73 Receipt from Dymocks Book Arcade. 01 Jan 1929 74 Receipt from the 'Food for Babies' Fund'. 02 Aug 1929 75 Letter from Miss K Rodgers, secretary of the 02 Aug Dalwood Rest Home, thanking Charteris for 1929 his donation.

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