Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells), 1812-1884

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1812-09-22
Death 1884-02-16
Americans
Chinese, English

Biographical notes:

Samuel Wells Williams (1812-1884): missionary to China, 1833-1845; printer and author; helped prepare Chinese dictionary; accompanied Perry expedition to Japan as interpreter in 1853-1854; in 1856 became secretary and interpreter of the American Legation to China, and remained until 1876; in 1877 became professor of Chinese at Yale University.

From the guide to the Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1809-1983, 1809-1941, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Missionary, diplomat, author, and printer.

From the description of S. Wells Williams correspondence, 1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981381

Samuel Wells Williams (1812-1884): missionary to China, 1833-1845; printer and author; helped prepare Chinese dictionary; accompanied Perry expedition to Japan as interpreter in 1853-1854; in 1856 became secretary and interpreter of the American Legation to China, and remained until 1876; in 1877 became professor of Chinese at Yale University.

Frederick Wells Williams (1857-1928): writer and teacher; from 1893-1925, professor of oriental history at Yale University; active in administration of Yale-in-China from 1901-1928.

From the description of Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1824-1936 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81345696

American scholar and missionary to China.

He studied Chinese and compiled dictionaries in 1856 and 1874.

From the description of Samuel Wells Williams letter : to his father, 1839 March 20. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63938923

Frederick Wells Williams (1857-1928): writer and teacher; from 1893-1925, professor of oriental history at Yale University; active in administration of Yale-in-China from 1901-1928.

Samuel Wells Williams (1812-1884): missionary to China, 1833-1845; printer and author; helped prepare Chinese dictionary; accompanied Perry expedition to Japan as interpreter in 1853-1854; in 1856 became secretary and interpreter of the American Legation to China, and remained until 1876; in 1877 became professor of Chinese at Yale University.

From the description of Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1809-1983 (inclusive), 1809-1941 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702154081

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Subjects:

  • Shipwrecks
  • Families
  • Missionaries, American
  • Missions--China
  • Chinese language--Dictionaries--English
  • English language--Dictionaries--Chinese
  • Smithsonian Publications
  • Missionaries--Correspondence
  • Ethnology Archaeology Anthropology
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Chinese
  • Geology
  • Missions
  • Missionaries--Biography
  • Telegraph
  • Meteorology
  • Surveys And Explorations, General

Occupations:

  • Photographers
  • Authors
  • Diplomats
  • Educators
  • Historians
  • Clergy
  • Printer
  • Missionaries

Places:

  • Japan (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New Haven (Conn.) (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Asia (as recorded)
  • Asia (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Asia. (as recorded)
  • New Haven (Conn.) (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Macao (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • New Haven (Conn.) (as recorded)