Griffis, William Elliot, 1843-1928

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William Elliot Griffis was an American orientalist, congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author.

From the description of William Elliot Griffis collection, [1873]-1903. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 298180709

Pastor of the First Congregational Church (Ithaca, N.Y.).

From the description of William Elliot Griffis papers, 1897-1908. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63938002

Clergyman, author, educator and lecturer, noted as an authority on Japan.

From the description of William Elliot Griffis collection, 1838-1964 (bulk 1859-1928). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122300050

William Elliot Griffis was a Congregational minister and the first American to go to the Far East as an employee of the Japanese government. He lived in Japan from 1870-1874, spending most of his time teaching and writing.

From the description of William Elliot Griffis papers, 1906-1927. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64072860

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referencedIn Rutgers University Libraries, Spec. Coll. & Univ. Archives. W. E. Griffis Collection.
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Griffis, William Elliot, 1843-1928. William Elliot Griffis papers, 1906-1927. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Griffis, William Elliot, 1843-1928. Memorandum of agreement ... between ... Chipman Stone & Co. Merchants Yokahoma Japan ... and Professor William E. Griffis : DS, 1873 Sept. 10. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Griffis, William Elliot, 1843-1928. Letter, Mar. 24, Hanover, N.H. / Wm. Elliot Griffis. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Guide to the Ardath W. Burks Papers, 1928-1996 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Griffis, William Elliot, 1843-1928. William Elliot Griffis papers, 1897-1908. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Griffis, William Elliot, 1843-1928. William Elliot Griffis collection, 1838-1964 (bulk 1859-1928). Rutgers University
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Philoclean Society (Rutgers University). Records, 1825-1927 (bulk 1825-1890). Rutgers University
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cornell University. Library. Cornell University Library miscellaneous correspondence, 1872-1944. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Griffis, William Elliot, 1843-1928. William Elliot Griffis collection, [1873]-1903. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Records of the Rutgers University Librarian (George A. Osborn), 1880-1955 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881. Papers of Sidney Lanier, [manuscript], 1867-1895. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Carrington Family papers, 1749-1929 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hart, John, 1843-1936. Diary, 1861-1936; (bulk 1867-1936). Rutgers University
referencedIn Hart, John, 1843-1936. Diary, 1861-1936 (inclusive) 1867-1936 (bulk). Rutgers University
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Philoclean Society of Rutgers College, 1825-1927 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Brown, Samuel Robbins, 1810-1880. person
associatedWith Burks, Ardath W. person
associatedWith Carrington family family
associatedWith Carrington family. family
associatedWith Carrington family. family
associatedWith Carter, Thomas W., Rev. person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Clark family family
associatedWith Cook, George H. person
associatedWith Cornell University. Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Garrison family. family
associatedWith Griffis family family
associatedWith Griffis, Katherine Lyra Stanton, 1856-1898. person
associatedWith Griffis, Margaret Quandril Clark, 1838-1913. person
associatedWith Griffis, Montgomery Patterson, 1840-1901. person
associatedWith Griffis, Sarah Frances King, 1868-1959. person
associatedWith Harada, Tasuku, 1863-1940 person
associatedWith Hart, John, 1843-1936. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Hepburn, J. C. (James Curtis), 1815-1911 person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hull, Charles Henry, b. 1864. person
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Japan corporateBody
associatedWith Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881. person
associatedWith New Brunswick Theological Seminary corporateBody
associatedWith Philoclean Society of Rutgers College corporateBody
associatedWith Philoclean Society (Rutgers University) corporateBody
associatedWith Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. corporateBody
associatedWith Reformed Church in America corporateBody
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
associatedWith Rutgers College corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers College. Office of the University Librarian (George A. Osborn) person
correspondedWith Smithsonian Institution corporateBody
associatedWith Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900. person
associatedWith Verbeek, G. E. (Rev.) person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Cuba
Japan
Japan
Japan
Korea
Massachusetts
Middlesex County (N.J.)
China
Boston (Mass.)
Ithaca (N.Y.)
Schenectady (N.Y.)
New York (State)
New Brunswick (N.J.)
United States
Great Britain
Europe
New Jersey--New Brunswick
Subject
Missions, American--History--Sources
Seafaring life
Japanese
Congregational churches
Lectures and lecturing
Voyages and travels
Smithsonian Exchange
Russo--Japanese War, 1904-1905
Missionaries--19th century
Education--History--Sources
Natural history
Arts
Pastors
Occupation
Educators--Japan
Educators--United States
College students--New Jersey--New Brunswick
Lecturers--United States
Clergy--United States
Authors, American
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Birth 1843-09-17

Death 1928-02-05

Japanese,

English

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