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

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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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creatorOf Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells), 1812-1884. S. Wells Williams correspondence, 1868. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bidwell family papers, 1750-1952, 1782-1915 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Silliman family. Silliman family papers, 1717-1977 (inclusive), 1717-1911 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Bidwell family. Bidwell family papers, 1750-1952 (inclusive), 1782-1915 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Williams, Samuel Wells, 1812-1884. Samuel Wells Williams letter : to his father, 1839 March 20. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Harbison Agricultural College (Irmo, S.C.). [Harbison Agricultural College photograph collection] [picture] : 1911-ca. 1956 University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells), 1812-1884. S. Wells Williams letter and clipping to Samuel P. Avery, 1879, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Silliman family. Silliman family papers, 1717-1977 (inclusive), 1717-1911 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells), 1812-1884. Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1809-1983 (inclusive), 1809-1941 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1809-1983, 1809-1941 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Gray, Asa, 1810-1888. Asa Gray microfilm collection, 1833-1888 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Silliman family papers, 1717-1977, 1717-1911 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions archives, 1810-1961. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells), 1812-1884. Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1824-1936 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells), 1812-1884,. Letters, 1840. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Dunn, Thomas, d. 1916. Thomas Dunn papers, 1858-1918. Library of Congress
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Letters sent to Cornelius Conway Felton from various correspondents, 1849-1860. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. Papers, 1812-1865. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn American Bible Society. President. Records, 1880-1923. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn William Williams family collection, Williams, William family collection, 1808-1851, 1819-1851 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
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associatedWith Williams, Wayland Wells, 1888-1945. person
associatedWith Williams, William Perkins, 1819-1841. person
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United States
New Haven (Conn.)
China
Asia
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China
China
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New Haven (Conn.)
Japan
United States
Macao
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Japan
China
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Birth 1812-09-22

Death 1884-02-16

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