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Hugh Aiken Bayne papers

Call Number: MS 68

Scope and Contents

The Hugh A. Bayne Papers consist of three types of material. Boxes 1 and 2 contain printed and typescript documents concerning Bayne's service on international arbitration commissions. Boxes 3 and 4 contain volumes of typescript memoirs with photographs, clippings, and correspondence pasted in. Three scrapbooks, originally catalogued as YYez. 892ba, were added to the papers in June, 1981. The scrapbooks, mainly from Bayne's undergraduate days at Yale, contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia. These scrapbooks were dismantled for microfilming and when filming was completed the clippings and other deteriorating paper were discarded. The remaining materials are in boxes 5-7, arranged by type.

All of the papers are available on microfilm (MICROFILM HM 81). The materials in boxes 3 and 4 are now restricted, in order to protect them; readers wishing to consult them must use the film.

The papers were given to Yale University Library by Hugh A. Bayne and his estate between 1928-41 and in 1956.


  • 1870-1943


Conditions Governing Access

The entire collection is available on microfilm. Patrons must use HM 81 instead of the originals.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Hugh A. Bayne and his estate, 1928-1941, 1956.


3.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers are primarily printed and typescript documents relating to Hugh Bayne's service on international arbitration commissions, some with his marginalia and accompanying notes. His decisions as arbiter include his interpretations of disarmament clauses of the Versailles Treaty (1923) and his opinion on the claims of the Standard Oil Company (1926) and on the claim of Belgium to the treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece. The remainder of the papers is made up of three volumes of his memoirs, (1870-1943) with photographs, clippings and correspondence pasted in, and the contents of three scrapbooks kept by Bayne while a student at Yale College (1888-1892).

Biographical / Historical

Hugh Bayne was admitted to the bar in 1894. He practiced law in New Orleans from 1894-1898, and in New York City from 1898-1919. Bayne was a member of the legal services unit of the Reparations Commission under the Treaties of Versailles and St. Germain, 1919-1928.

Guide to the Hugh Aiken Bayne Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
October 1981
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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