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Guide to the Edward Thomas Williams Papers, [ca. 1872-1944]
BANC MSS C-B 977  
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Description
Correspondence; MSS of his writings on China and the Far East; and of an unpublished autobiography; diaries; account books; clippings of articles written by him; personalia; photographs; and scrapbooks, relating primarily to his career in the U.S. diplomatic service in China; as professor of oriental languages, University of California, Berkeley; as advisor on far eastern affairs to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, 1919; and as a special assistant to Department of State for the Conference on Limitation of Armament, 1921-22. Included also is some material prior to 1896 relating to his ministry in the Disciples of Christ Church in the U.S. and China
Background
Edward Thomas Williams was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1854. In 1875 he graduated from Bethany College and was also ordained in the Disciples of Christ Church. After serving in pastorates at Springfield (Illinois), Denver, Brooklyn, and Cincinnati, he was sent to China in 1887. Here he became intensely interested in the country and began to study the language, history and customs.
Extent
Number of containers: 1 box, 9 cartons, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder and 2 rolled items (in 1 package) Number of microfilm reels: 4
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.