Wason, Charles William, 1854-1918

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Electrical engineer.

Charles W. Wason studied mechanical engineering at Cornell University from 1872-1876 and was involved in the Cornell Boat Club and Navy. After leaving Cornell in 1876 he became an electrical engineer and later became prominent in the railroad industry. He donated the Wason Chinese Library, a collection of 9,000 volumes, to Cornell when he died in 1918.

From the description of Charles William Wason papers, 1870-1876. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64073367

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creatorOf Wason, Charles William, 1854-1918. Charles William Wason papers, 1870-1876. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Wason, Charles William, 1854-1918. The "Times" on China, 1898-1900. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Cornell University Wason Collection records, 1918-1988. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Wason, Charles, William, 1854-1918,. Original autograph letters relating to China and the Chinese together with the first Chinese proclamation printed in English, a manuscript map of the Opium War, original checks of the Earl of Macartney, early customs receipts, etc., 1686-1914. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Wason, Charles William, 1854-1918,. East Asian map collection, [ca. 1626-1871). Cornell University Library
creatorOf Wason, Charles William, 1854-1918,. Photographs of China, 1870-1875. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Wason, Charles William, 1854-1918,. Allen's Indian mail relating to China and the Chinese, 1843-1849. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Cornell University. Library. Wason Collection. Wason Collection records, 1918-1988. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Cornell University. Library. Wason Collection. Wason Collection records, 1918-1988. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Wason, Charles William, 1854-1918,. A collection of seventy-four original photographs : being views of Amoy and surrounding country, circa 1880, 1917. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Cornell University Wason Collection records, 1918-1988. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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associatedWith Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960. person
associatedWith Armstrong, W. G. (William George), Baron, 1810-1900. person
associatedWith Browne, Tom. person
associatedWith Cornell Crew (Rowing team) corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Library. Wason Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Eliot, Charles, Sir, 1862-1931. person
associatedWith Gerbillon, Jean-François, 1654-1707. person
associatedWith Giles, Leonard. person
associatedWith Great Britain. Royal Navy corporateBody
associatedWith Hickey, Thomas, 1741-1824. person
associatedWith Hope, James. person
associatedWith Johnstone, Charles G. person
associatedWith Keppel, Henry, Sir, 1809-1904. person
associatedWith Lambert, George, 1873-1930. person
associatedWith Macartney, George Macartney, Earl, 1737-1806. person
associatedWith Marshman, Joshua, 1768-1837. person
associatedWith Medhurst, Walter Henry, 1796-1857. person
associatedWith Milne, William C. (William Charles), 1815-1863. person
associatedWith Owen, Richard, 1804-1892. person
associatedWith Reuters ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Hong Kong
Italy
Siam
Shanghai (China)
United States
France
India
Tianjin (China)
Great Britain
Japan
China
Beijing (China)
Ningbo Shi (China)
China
Thailand
Macau (China)
Tianjin (China)
Zhoushan Archipelago (China)
Germany
China
Tonkin
Xiamen (Xiamen Shi, China)
China
Russia
China
Subject
Missionaries
Railroads
Warships
Architecture
Chinese
Occupation
Collector
Compilers
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Birth 1854

Death 1918

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