Preliminary Inventory to the Walker Downer Hines Papers, 1919-1927

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Preliminary Inventory to the Walker Downer Hines Papers, 1919-1927

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Walker Downer Hines Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1919-1927
Collection number: XX236
Creator: Walker D. Hines, 1870-1934
Extent: 19 manuscript boxes ( linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, and reports, relating to questions of navigation rights on the Rhine, Danube, Elbe, Oder, and Vistula Rivers, restitution of captured ships, and reparations for war damage to river shipping, after World War I.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Walker Downer Hines Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Access Points

International law.
International navigation--Laws and regulations.
International rivers.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918--Reparations.

Container List

Box 1, file 1

Rhine River, June-October 1920

file 1A

Documents on Hines' appointment to office

file 2

Rhine River, October-November 22, 1920

file 3

Rhine River, November 22-December 1, 1920

Box 2, file 4

Rhine River, December 1, 1920 - January 31, 1921

file 5

Rhine River, February 1, 1921 - March 4, 1921

file I-A-1

Documents on Hines' appointment to office (and German objections to)

file 8B

Official and original copies of armistices and conventions

file 8C

Hines' communications pertaining to Peace Conference relating to his office

file 12

Nieman River file (includes a number of city street maps, reports, correspondence, postcard collection depicting river scenes)

file 13

Communications regarding delegations received by Hines

Box 3, file 19

Danube - general

file 19A

Danube - Vienna Conferences, 1920-21

file 19B

Danube - Sud-Deutsch vs. Czechoslovakia Case

file 19C

Correspondence with the European Danube Commission

file 19D

Correspondence with the Inter-Allied Commission on the Danube

file 19F

Correspondence regarding Roumania

file 19F-1

Roumanian accounting of Riparian materials captured from Central Powers

file 19G-1

Yugoslav accounting of river boats captured from Central Powers

file 19H

Danube - Czechoslovskian correspondence

Box 4, file 19M

Danube - Hungary

file 19N

Danube - Bulgaria (includes cross-reference of national claims and discrepancies in claims)

file 19O

Danube - France

file 19P

Danube - Great Britain (ownership)

file 19R

Danube - War Prize claims and allegations

file 19K

Danube - Germany (with reference to file 19P on Great Britain ownership)

file 19S-1

Danube - accounting and location of boats

file 19S-2

Lists of vessels delivered to Yugoslavia

Box 5, file 19V

Danube - Restitutions (communications pertaining to

file 19V-3

Danube - repatriation of passenger boats

file 19V-4

Danube - statistical predicates for resolving claims

file 19V-5

Danube - "Regularization" of the Danube

file 19-Annex V

Danube - sunken boats

file 19-Annex IV

Danube - ammendments and additions to settlements

Box 6, file 21

Accounts and audits of the Arbitrators Office

file 19-Annex IX

Danube - additions and amendments to arbitrated questions

file 19-Annex X

Danube - pontoons

file 22

Elbe River, June 1920 - September 1921

file 22

Elbe River, March 1921 - April 1922

file 22A

Elbe River - selection of boats reparation

file 22B

Elbe River - calculations and statistical predicates for deriving same

file 22E

Elbe River - reparation deliveries of Riparian equipment

Box 7, file 23

Oder River - general

file 23B

Oder River - calculations and statistical predicates

file 23C

Oder River - delivery of Riparian reparations

Box 8, file 32

Reparations Commission (Paris) correspondence

file 32E

Reparations Commission (Paris) on the German Riparian Fleet

file 32F

Reparations - miscellaneous committee meeting minutes

file 32G

Reparations - approval by recipients of installments

file 32H

Reparations - new construction agreements

file 32J

Reparations - objections to installments (re: 32G)

file 32K

Reparations - deliveries

file 34

Rhine River - general

Box 9, file 34B

Rhine River - reparation claims of Dutch bankers

file 34D

Rhine River - Rotterdam-Standard Oil reparation claims

file 34N

Rhine River - statistical predicates

file 34P

Rhine River - Karl Schraeders' boats, reparations

file 34R

Rhine River - selection of boats for reparation

file 34X

Rhine River - reparation deliveries

file 39

Vistula River - general (Polish reparation claims)

file 43


Box 10, file 47

Vistula River - Polish claims

file 48

Elbe River - reparation decision

file 49

Oder River - reparation decision

file 50

Versailles Treaty - modifications to the conditions of cession

file 51

Danube River - reparation decision

file 51

Danube River - correspondence regarding the decision (file 51) with reference to file 19V-5 for further information

file 52

Rhine River - reparation decision

Box 11, file 53


file 57

Transfers of boat titles

file 54-55

Bank vouchers; miscellaneous regarding operations of Hines' office

Box 12

Hines' office accounts and audit correspondence

Box 13

Hines' office accounts and correspondence pertaining to cost of running the office


Miscellaneous documents

Box 14-15

Miscellaneous correspondence of Hines and the Commission (after Hines left it)


Miscellaneous documents pertaining to Hines while arbitrator

Box 16

J. A. Logan, Jr., papers; intelligence on reparations; German economy, 1920


M. C. Bryant folder with reparation plan


Miscellaneous reparation documents