Correspondence; MSS of his writings on China and the Far East; and of an unpublished autobiography; diaries; account books;
clippings of articles written by him; personalia; photographs; and scrapbooks, relating primarily to his career in the U.S.
diplomatic service in China; as professor of oriental languages, University of California, Berkeley; as advisor on far eastern
affairs to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, 1919; and as a special assistant to Department of State for the Conference
on Limitation of Armament, 1921-22. Included also is some material prior to 1896 relating to his ministry in the Disciples
of Christ Church in the U.S. and China
Edward Thomas Williams was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1854. In 1875 he graduated from Bethany College and was also ordained
in the Disciples of Christ Church. After serving in pastorates at Springfield (Illinois), Denver, Brooklyn, and Cincinnati,
he was sent to China in 1887. Here he became intensely interested in the country and began to study the language, history
Number of containers: 1 box, 9 cartons, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder and 2 rolled items (in 1 package)
Number of microfilm reels: 4
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