William Elliot Griffis collection, 1838-1964 (bulk 1859-1928).


Griffis, William Elliot, 1843-1928. William Elliot Griffis collection, 1838-1964 (bulk 1859-1928).

William Elliot Griffis collection, 1838-1964 (bulk 1859-1928).

Correspondence, diaries, travel journals, notebooks, writings, sermons, genealogical material on the Clark and Griffis families, memorabilia, photos, scrapbooks, and other papers. Griffis's diaries (31 v., 1859-1927), supplemented by notebooks, chronicle his military service in the Civil War, attendance at Rutgers College (1865-1869), teaching in Japan (1870-1874), pastoral work in a Reformed church in Schenectady, N.Y., and Congregational churches in Boston, Mass., and Ithaca, N.Y. (1877-1903), and his later life as full-time lecturer and writer, including frequent trips to Europe and Great Britain. Includes diaries (1873-1876) of Griffis's first wife, Katharine Lyra (Stanton) Griffis (1856-1898) and her account book (1879-1884); diary (1900-1927) of his second wife, Sarah Frances (King) Griffis (1868-1959); diary (1858-1913) of his sister, Margaret Quandril Clark Griffis (1838-1913); Civil War journal (1861-1863), journal of a voyage to Cuba (1859-1860), and nautical reminiscences, 1856-1865 (written 1901) of Montgomery Patterson Griffis (1840-1901); diary and account book of Samuel Robbins Brown, containing entries relating to a trip (1869) to Japan from Connecticut; correspondence of Sarah Frances King Griffis, Margaret Clark Griffis, Montgomery Patterson Griffis, and Tasuku Harada; and material relating to Japanese history and art, China, and Korea.

120 cubic ft.



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Rutgers College

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Rutgers was first chartered in 1766 as Queen's College, the eighth institution of higher learning to be founded in the colonies. The school opened its doors in New Brunswick in 1771 and during its early years, the college developed as a classic liberal arts institution. In 1825, the name of the college was changed to honor a former trustee and Revolutionary War veteran, Colonel Henry Rutgers. In 1864, Rutgers College became the land-grant college of New Jersey. Rutgers College attained universit...

Griffis, Montgomery Patterson, 1840-1902

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Griffis, Margaret Quandril Clark, 1838-1913

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Harada, Tasuku, 1863-1940

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Reformed Church in America

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Formerly known as the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church. From the description of Records of the Reformed Church in America, 1827-1953 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702152627 ...

New Brunswick Theological Seminary

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Griffis, Sarah Frances King, 1868-1959

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Griffis, Katherine Lyra Stanton, 1856-1898.

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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 l...

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Brown, Samuel Robbins, 1810-1880

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