HUGH R. WILSON PAPERS
 
 
 
 
                The papers of Hugh R. Wilson , ambassador to Germany 1938-39
        and advisor to the Secretary of State, 1940-41, were given to the United States of
        America for deposit in the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library by his son Hugh R.
        Wilson, Jr. in a deed of gift signed September 15, 1968. Literary rights in the
        unpublished writings of Hugh R. Wilson have been given to the United States of America.
 
        Linear feet of shelf space occupied: 2
        Notice published in NUCMC: MS 69-749
 
 
 
 
                The Hugh R. Wilson Papers are arranged in straight alphabetical
        order. Case 1 holds correspondence from Ernest R. Ackerman
        through Anthony Eden. Case 2 from James A. Farley through Cordell
        Hull, Case 3 from Hallett Johnson through Sumner Welles, and Case
        4 from John Wiley through Miscellaneous. Case 5 contains drafts
        of two books which Hugh R. Wilson, Jr., wrote about his father
        ("A Career Diplomat" and "For Want of a Nail"). Wilson's diary
        for 1938 and 1940 is filed under Wilson, Hugh R. - Diary.
 
 
 
                                        Biographical Note
 
        1885
                        Born, January 29th at Evanston, Illinois, son of Hugh
                        Robert and Alice (Tousey) W.
 
        1902
                        Graduated, The Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
 
        1906
                        B.A. Yale University.
 
        1907-10
                        Wilson brothers wholesale men's furnishers.
 
        1910
                        Studied at Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques, Paris.
 
        1911
                        Private secretary, American Minister, Lisbon, Portugal.
 
        1912-14
                        Secretary Legation, Guatemala.
 
        1914
                        Married, April 25 to Katharine Bogle in London.
 
        1914-16
                        2nd secretary in Argentina at Buenos Aires.
 
        1916-17
                        2nd secretary of Legation at Berlin.
 
        1917-20
                        Served in Vienna., Berne, Paris., Washington, D. C.
 
        1920-21
                        Counsellor of Embassy in Berlin.
 
        1921-23
                        Counsellor of Embassy in Tokyo.
 
        1924-27
                        Chief division of Current Information; also chief of
                        executive committee Foreign Service personnel board.,
                        Washington, D.C.
 
        1927
                        Secretary General Conference for Limitation of Naval
                        Armaments, Geneva.
 
                        American representative to Conference on Communications
                        and transit, Geneva.
 
        1928
                        American representative to Conference for Abolition
                        of Import and Export Prohibitions and Restrictions,
                        Geneva.
 
        1927-37
                        E. E. and Y. P. to Switzerland, April, 1927 - August,
                        1937.
 
        1928-30
                        Adviser and delegate Preparatory Commission for
                        Disarmament Conference, Geneva.
 
        1928-29
                        Commission for Preparation of a Draft Convention on
                        the Private Manufacture of Arms and Ammunition and
                        Implements of War, 1928-29.
 
        1929
                        Delegate Red Cross and Prisoners of War Conference,
                        Geneva.
 
        1930
                        Adviser London Naval Conference.
 
        1930
                        Representative in consultative capacity Discussions
                        on Armaments Truce 3rd (disarmament).
 
        1932
                        Alternative delegate General Disarmament Conference.
 
        1932-33
                        Delegate General Disarmament Conference.
 
        1937
                        August 23, appointed assistant Secretary of State.
 
        1938-39
                        Ambassador to Germany.
 
        1940
                        Advisor to Secretary of State.
 
        1941
                        Retired, January 1.
 
        1946
                        Died, December, 1946.
 
 
        Son:
                        Hugh Robert
 
        Clubs:
                        Metropolitan, Burning Tree (Washington);
                        University (Chicago).
 
        Author:
                        Education of a Diplomat, 1938
                        Diplomat Between Wars, 1941
 
        Home:
                2839 Woodland Drive, Washington D.C.
 
 
 
 
                                Folder List
 
Box                     Contents
        1
                        Ackerman, Ernest R.   1926
 
                        Akerson, Garnet G.   1940
 
                        Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations 1940
 
                        Aghnides, Thanassis  1936
 
                        Aloisi, Baron Pompeo   1936
 
                        (ANSCHLUSS)
                                See:
                                        Kennedy, Joseph
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
                                        Wiley, John
 
                        Armour, Norman   1924-1932
 
                        (ARMS, manufacture and embargo)
                                See:
                                        Castle, Wm. R.
                                        Green, Joseph C.
                                        Hull, Cordell
 
                        Atherton, Ray  1935
 
                        (AUSTRALIA)
                                See: Moffat, Pierrepont
 
                        (AUSTRIA)
                                See:
                                        Kennedy, Joseph
                                        Mackersen, George von
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
                                        Wiley, John
 
                        Baruch, Bernard M.   1938
 
                        Belin, F. Lammot   1932-1939
 
                        Benes, Eduard
                                See:  Moffat, Pierrepont
 
                        (BERLE, ADOLF)
                                See: Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
 
                        Bernstorff, Count von  1938
                                See also: Gilbert, Prentiss
 
                        Biddle, Anthony J. Drexel, Jr.  1938
 
                        (BINGHAM, ROBERT W.)
                                See:  Hull, Cordell
 
                        Bliss, Robert Woods   1925
 
                        Bovet, E.  1927-1936
 
                        Bowers, Claude G.   1934-1937
 
                        Bowman, Isaiah   1940
 
                        (BRAZIL)
                                See:  Duggan, Laurence
 
                        Bullitt, William  1933-1939
                                See also:  Kirk, Alexander
 
                        Burnett, Charles  1926
 
                        Caffery, Jefferson  1924
 
                        (1928 CAMPAIGN)
                                See:  Donovan, William
 
                        Capper, Arthur   1927
 
                        Carr, Wilbur J.  1926-1938
 
                        Carroll, Joe  1924-1926
 
                        Castle, William R., Jr.   1927-1939
 
                        (CHAMBERLAIN, NEVILLE)
                                See:
                                        Kennedy, Joseph
                                        Lipski, Ambassador
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
 
                        Chase, Stuart  1940
 
                        (CHINA)
                                See:
                                        MacMurray, John
                                        Sweetser, Arthur
                                        Wilson, Hugh R. - Memoranda
 
                        (CHURCHILL, WINSTON)
                                See:  Kennedy, Joseph
 
                        CONFERENCES)
                                See:
                                        Disarmament Conference
                                        Geneva Conference
 
                        Coolidge, Calvin  1924
 
                        Crosby, Sheldon  1924
 
                        (CZECHOSLOVAKIA)
                                See:
                                        Carr, Wilbur J.
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Johnson, Hallett
                                        Kennedy, Joseph
                                        Mastny, Vojtech
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
                                        Weizsaecker, Baron von
 
                        Davis, James J.   1926
 
                        Davis, Norman   1932-1940
                                See also: Welles, Sumner
 
                        Day, Franklin  1935
 
                        Deneen, Charles S.   1927
 
                        (DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE 1933)
                                See:
                                        Dulles, Allen W.
                                        Hull, Cordell
 
                        Dolbeare, Fred   1924-1939
                                See also: Hull, Cordell
 
                        (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
                                See:  Welles, Sumner
 
                        Donovan, William   1928
 
                        Drage, Geoffrey   1925-1940
 
                        Duggan, Lawrence   1938
 
                        Dulles, Allen W.  1927-1937
 
                        Dunn, James C.   1935-1937
                                See also: Wilson, Edwin
 
                        Eden, Anthony  1936-1937
                                See also:
                                        Atherton, Ray
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
 
                        (EMBARGOES)
                                See:
                                        Castle, William R., Jr.
                                        Green, Joseph C.
                                        Hull, Cordell
 
                        (ENGLAND)
                                See:
                                        Atherton, Ray
                                        Henderson, Nevil
                                        Kennedy, Joseph
                                        Massigli, Rene
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
                                        Strang, William
 
                        (ESTONIA)
                                See:  Stuart, R. Douglas
 
                        (ETHIOPIA)
                                See:
                                        Green, Joseph C.
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Madariaga, Salvador de
                                        Massigli, Rene
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
                                        Strang, William
                                        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.
        2
                        Farley, James A.   1937-1938
 
                        (FINLAND)
                                See:
                                        Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
 
                        Funk, Reichminister   1938
 
                        Geist, Raymond   1938-1939
 
                        (GENEVA CONFERENCE, 1927)
                                See:  Kellogg, Frank B.
 
                        (GENEVA CONFERENCE, 1932)
                                See:  Stimson, Henry L.
 
                        (GENEVA CONFERENCE, 1937)
                                See:  Welles, Sumner
 
                        (GENEVA DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE, 1935)
                                See:  Atherton, Ray
 
                        (GERARD, JAMES)
                                See:  Villard, Oswald G.
 
                        (GERMANY)
                                See:
                                        Duggan, Lawrence
                                        Geist, Raymond
                                        Gilbert, Prentiss
                                        Green, Joseph C.
                                        Heath, Donald R.
                                        Henderson, Nevil
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Johnson, Hallett
                                        Kennedy, Joseph
                                        Kirk, Alexander
                                        Klieforth, A. W.
                                        Lipski, Ambassador
                                        Long, Breckinridge
                                        Mackersen, George von
                                        Massigli, Rene
                                        Mastny, Vojtech
                                        Messersmith, George
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
                                        Murray, Wallace
                                        Neurath, Konstantin von
                                        Ribbentrop, Joachim von
                                        Roosevelt, Franklin D.
                                        Rublee, George
                                        Sayre, Francis B.
                                        Smith, Truman
                                        Stuart, R. Douglas
                                        Titulesco
                                        Weizaecker, Baron von
                                        Wiley, John
                                        Wilson, Hugh R. - Memoranda
                                        Wilson, Hugh R. - Speeches
 
                        Gibson, Hugh  1923-1938
                                See also:
                                                Hull, Cordell
                                                Kellogg, Frank B.
                                                Mills, Edward S.
 
                        Gilbert, Prentiss 1937-1939
 
                        Goering, Hermann   1938
                                See also:  Moffat, Pierrepont
 
                        (GREECE)
                                See:  Aghnides, Thanassis
 
                        Green, Joseph C.  1932-1938
 
                        Greene, Winthrop  1938
 
                        Grew, Joseph C.   1924-1940
 
                        Haggard, Godfrey  1938
 
                        (HAITI)
                                See:  Mayer, Fred
 
                        Hanna, Margaret   1938
 
                        Heath, Donald R.  1938-1939
 
                        (HELIUM)
                                See:
                                        Green, Joseph C.
                                        Meister, F. W. von
                                        Welles, Sumner
 
                        Henderson, Nevil  1939-1940
 
                        (HERRICK, MYRON T.)
                                See:  Villard, Oswald G.
 
                        Herter, Christian  1927-1938
 
                        (HESS, RUDOLF)
                                See:  MacMurray, John
 
                        (HITLER, ADOLF)
                                See:
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Kirk, Alexander
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
 
                        (HOARE, SIR SAMUEL)
                                See:  Hull, Cordell
 
                        Hoover, Herbert   1928-1938
 
                        (HOOVER INSTITUTION)
                                See:  Herter, Christian
 
        3               Hornbeck, Stanley   1933-1934
 
                        Hughes, Charles Evans   1924
                                See also:  Wright, J. Butler
 
                        Hull, Cordell  1933-1940
                                See also:
                                        Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
                                        Castle, William R., Jr.
 
                        (HUNGARY)
                                See:
                                        Ackerson, Garnet G.
                                        Bowman, Isaiah
                                        Weizsaecker, Baron von
                                        Wiley, John
 
                        (HUXLEY, JULIAN)
                                See:  Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
 
                        (ICKES, HAROLD)
                                See:  Green, Joseph C.
 
                        (INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE)
                                (on refugees)
                                See:
                                        Taylor, Myron
                                        Wilson, Hugh R. - Memoranda
        3
                        (ITALY)
                                See:
                                        Aloisi, Baron Pompeo
                                        Green, Joseph C.
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Kennedy, Joseph
                                        Lipski, Ambassador
                                        Long, Breckinridge
                                        Madariaga, Salvador de
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
                                        Strang, William
                                        Straus, Jesse L.
                                        Titulesco
                                        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.
 
                        (JAPAN)
                                See:
                                        Armour, Norman
                                        Burnett, Charles
                                        Castle, William R., Jr.
                                        Grew, Joseph C.
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        MacMurray, John
                                        Moore, R. Walton
                                        Sweetser, Arthur
                                        Wilson, Hugh R. - Memoranda
                                        Wilson, Hugh R. - Speeches
                                        Wilson, Mrs. Hugh R.
 
                        (JEWS,  JEWISH EMIGRATION, REFUGEES)
                                See:
                                        Bullitt, William 2-2-36
                                        Geist, Raymond 12-5-38
                                        Hull, Cordell   7-30-38
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont 8-26-38
                                        Rublee, George Oct 5 & 14 and Nov 9,10,12 1938
                                        Sayre, Francis B. Nov 10 & 14 1938
                                        Taylor, Myron July 24, 27 1938; 7-10-39
                                        Wiley, John   6-22-38
 
                        Johnson, Hallett   1937
 
                        Johnson, Louis    1937
 
                        Kellogg, Frank B.    1927-1931
 
                        Kelly, Edward J.    1937
 
                        Kennedy, Joseph    1938
 
                        Kirk, A1exander    1935-1940
                                See also:  Hull, Cordell
 
                        Klieforth, A. W.    1939
 
                        (LABOR) (Comparative International Wages)
                                See:  Davis, James J.
 
                        LaFollette, Philip   1938
 
                        Lane, Arthur Bliss   1938
 
                        (LATIN AMERICA)
                                See:
                                        Mayer, Fred
                                        Welles, Sumner
 
                        (LAVAL, PIERRE)
                                See:  Hull, Cordell
 
                        (LEAGUE OF NATIONS)
                                See:
                                        Castle, William R., Jr.
                                        Davis, Norman
                                        Dunn, James C.
                                        Eden, Anthony
                                        Hornbeck, Stanley
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Sweetser, Arthur
                                        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.
 
                        Leahy, William D.    1940
 
                        Ley, Robert   1938
 
                        (LINDBERGH, CHARLES)
                                See:
                                        Goering, Herman
                                        Bullitt, William
 
                        Lipski, Ambassador    1938
 
                        (LITHUANIA)
                                See:  Mackersen, George von
 
                        Long, Breckinridge    1936-1940
 
                        (LONGMANS, GREEN, AND COMPANY)
                                See:  Mills, Edward S.
 
                        McCormick, Robert   1939
 
                        Mackensen, George von  1938
                                See also: Ribbentrop, Joachim von
 
                        MacMurray, John   1924-1938
 
                        Madariaga, Salvador de  1936
                                See also: Bullitt, William
 
                        Magruder, John  1937
 
                        (MANCHURIA)
                                See:
                                        Grew, Joseph C.
                                        Hornbeck, Stanley
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Sweetser, Arthur
 
                        (MANN, HENRY)
                                See:  Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
 
                        Massigli, Rene  1936-1937
 
                        Mastny, Vojtech  1938
 
                        Mayer, Fred   1939
 
                        Meister, F. W. von   1938
 
                        Messersmith, George   1938
 
                        Mills, Edward S.  1937
 
                        Moffat, Pierrepont  1924-1940
 
                        Moore, R. Walton   1938
 
                        Morgenthaw, Henry,  Jr.  1938
                                See also: Welles, Sumner
 
                        Morris, David H.   1936
 
                        (MUNICH AGREEMENT - 1938)
                                See:
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
 
                        Murray, Wallace   1938
 
                        (MUSSOLINI)
                                See:
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
 
                        (NAVAL TALKS, NAVAL PACT)
                                See:
                                        Davis, Norman
                                        Day, Franklin
                                        Grew, Joseph C.
                                        Massigli, Rene
 
                        Neurath, Baron Konstantin von   1938
 
                        (NEUTRALITY, U. S.)
                                See:
                                        Davis, Norman
                                        Dulles, Allen W.
                                        Dunn, James C.
                                        Shotwell, James T.
                                        Simonds, Frank
                                        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.
 
                        Newson, H. Dorsey    1925
 
                        Offie, Carmel   1938
 
                        (PAGE, WALTER HINES)
                                See:  Villard, Oswald G..
 
                        (PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE)
                                See:  Versailles
 
                        Pasvolsky, Leo    1940
                                See also:  Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
 
                        (PERMANENT COURT OF INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE)
                                See:  Kellogg, Frank B.
 
                        Phillips, William   1937
 
                        (POLAND)
                                See:
                                        Belin, F. Lammot
                                        Biddle, Anthony J. Drexel, Jr.
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Johnson, Hallett
                                        Lipski, Ambassador
                                        Mackensen, George von
                                        Smith, Truman
 
                        Reed, David    1927-1930
 
                        Reed, Mr. & Mrs. Stanley    1937-1938
 
                        Reynolds, R. W.    1939
 
                        Ribbentrop, Joachim von    1938
                                See also: Moffat, Pierrepont
 
                        (ROGERS ACT - Professionalization of foreign service)
                                See:
                                        Armour, Norman
                                        Caffery, Jefferson
                                        Castle, William R., Jr.
                                        Crosby, Sheldon
                                        Dalbeare, Fred
                                        Gibson, Hugh
                                        Grew, Joseph C.
                                        Hughes, Charles Evans
                                        MacMurray, John
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
                                        Newson, H. Dorsey
                                        Schoenferd, J. F. Arthur
                                        Sterling, F. A.
                                        Wiley, John
                                        Wilson, Hugh R. - Memoranda
                                        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.
                                        Wright, J. Butler
 
                        Roosevelt, Franklin D.    1938-1940
                                See also:
                                        Castle, William R., Jr.
                                        Davis, Norman
                                        Hornbeck, Stanley
 
                        Rublee, George    1938
 
                        (RUSSIA)
                                See:
                                        Green, Joseph C.
                                        MacMurray, John
                                        Moffat, Pierrepont
 
                        Saltonstall, Leverett  1939
 
                        (SANCTIONS)
                                See:
                                        Davis, Norman
                                        Dulles, Allen W.
                                        Eden, Anthony
                                        Green, Joseph C.
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Long, Breckinridge
                                        Madariaga, Salvador de
                                        Strang, William
                                        Titulesco
                                        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.
 
                        Sayre, Francis B.   1938
                        Schoenfeld, J. F. Arthur  1924
 
                        (SCHUSCHNIGG, KURT VON)
                                See:
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Wiley, John
 
                        (SENATE MILITARY COMMITTEE, 1939)
                                See:  Wilson, Hugh R. -Memoranda
 
                        (SUEDETENLAND)
                                See:
                                        Hull, Cordell
                                        Weizsaecker, Baron von
 
                        Seymour, Charles   1939
 
                        (SEYSS-INQUART, ARTUR)
                                See: Wiley, John
 
                        Shotwell, James T.   1936
 
                        Simonds, Frank    1934
 
                        Smith, Truman   1938-1939
 
                        (SPAIN)
                                See:  Bowers, Claude G.
 
                        Sterling, F. A.   1924
 
                        Stimson, Henry L.   1932
 
                        Strang, William   1936
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                        Straus, Jesse L.  1936
 
                        Stuart, R. Douglas   1940
 
                        Sweetser, Arthur   1937
 
                        (SWITZERLAND)
                                See:
                                        Magruder, John
                                        Wilson, Hugh R. -Speeches
 
                        (TARIFF, U. S.)
                                See:  Welles, Sumner
 
                        Taylor, Myron   1938-1939
 
                        Titulesco   1936
 
                        Tuck, S. Pinckney   1925
 
                        (TURKEY)
                                See:
                                        Carroll, Joe
                                        Grew, Joseph C.
                                        MacMurray, John
 
                        (VERSAILLES PEACE CONFERENCE)
                                See:  Baruch, Bernard M.
 
                        Villard, Oswald G.   1938
 
                        Warren, Lee P.   1938
 
                        Weizsaecker, Baron von    1938
                                See also:  Kirk, Alexander
 
                        Welles, Sumner    1936-1940
                                See also:
                                        Advisory Committee on Problems of Foreign Relations
                                        Hull, Cordell
 
                        Wiley, John   1924-1938
 
                        Wilson, Edwin   1936
 
                        Wilson, Hugh R.   1938
                                Diary
 
                        Wilson, Hugh R.   1940
                                Diary
 
                        Wilson, Hugh R.   1924-1939
                                Memoranda
 
                        Wilson, Hugh R.
                                Speeches
 
                        Wilson, Mrs. Hugh R.   1923
                                Memoranda
 
                        Wilson, Hugh R., Jr.   1935-1936
 
                        (WILSON, WOODROW)
                                See: Villard, Oswald G.
 
                        (WORLD WAR I DEBTS)
                                See: Taylor, Myron
 
                        Wright, J. Butler  1924-1938
 
                        (YUGOSLAVIA)
                                See: Lane, Arthur Bliss
 
                        (ZEPPELINS)
                                See:
                                        Green, Joseph C.
                                        Meister, F. W. von
                                        Welles, Sumner
 
                        Miscellaneous
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                        Book Drafts - Hugh R. Wilson, Jr.
 
                                "A Career Diplomat"
 
                                        Drafts and Notes
 
                                "For Want of a Nail"
 
                                "A Career Diplomat"