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Williams (Edward T.) Papers
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Letters written by Edward Thomas Williams, 1882-1926

General

Mainly carbon copies, concerning Chinese problems. Arranged chronologically.
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Letters written to Williams

General

Arranged alphabetically by name of writer or organization with a miscellany of single letters at the beginning of the file. A partial list of correspondents follows the key to arrangement.
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Letterpress copy books 1888-1901

Scope and Contents

v. 1, Letters written while missionary to China, stationed at Nanking. v. 2, Letters written mainly while Chinese secretary of the American Legation at Peking. Some include reports on disturbances, currency, educational reform, etc.
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Personalia

General

Includes passports, honors, appointment papers, etc. See also: portfolio
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Invitations

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Obituaries

 

Manuscripts of his writings

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Unpublished Recollections

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"Richard Trowbridge," unpublished novel

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Various essays on China relating to its history, taxation, food, etc.

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Manuscripts of his writings on politics, social life, customs, folklore, art, religion, education, philosophy, etc. of China, Japan, and the far east; and on the Paris Peace Conference.

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Reprints of articles.

General

Relate mainly to history, commerce, politics, religion, and literature of China. A few concern Japanese foreign relations.
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Unpublished journal of voyage from San Francisco to Shanghai, 1887

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Diaries 1893-1924.

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v. 1, Concerns his missionary activities in China. 1893-1895

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v. 2, Includes notes on visits to Chinese industries. 1908-1923

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v. 3 1909

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v. 4 1911 1922

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v. 5, Concerns political events following the abdication of the Manchus 1912

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v. 6, Many entries relate to early period of the Chinese Republic. 1913-1914

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v. 7, Concerns his participation in the Paris Peace Conference 1918-1919

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v. 8, Concerns his participation in the International Conference on the Limitation of Armaments 1921-1922

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v. 9 1924

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Album commemorating recognition of the Republic of China by the United States May 6, 1913

General

Photographs, signatures, menus, newspaper clippings, etc. relating to the ceremony of recognition. Included also: lapel pins worn by Williams.
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Notebook with English-Chinese vocabulary, kept by Williams

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Guest Book 1913-1915

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Account books 1887-1928

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v. 1 1887-1890

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v. 2 1911-1913

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v. 3, Also contains notes and statistics on China, Japan, etc. 1927-1928

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Decorations

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P.P.I.E. gold medal of honor, 1915

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Order of Jade, Awarded by Chinese government 1936

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Chia Ho, with jewels, Awarded by Chinese government approximately 1920

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Documents published by various department of the U.S. government and by the Chinese government

General

Relate mainly to foreign relations, commerce, laws and political events in China, Japan, and the far east.
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Documents published by various departments of the U.S. government

General

Relate mainly to the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1919, and the Conference on the Limitation of Armaments, 1921-1922
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U.S. Department of State press releases, circulars, etc. 1898-1937

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Maps

General

China, Shantung, Mongolia, etc.
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Newspaper clippings

General

Relate mainly to China and the Paris Peace Conference. Some concern Williams and his writings.
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Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings 1921-1922

General

Concern the Conference on the Limitation of Armaments.
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Scrapbooks of newspapers clippings 1880-1937

General

Relate mainly to the Paris Peace Conference, China and the Williams family.
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Passports, appointments, membership certificates, awards, academic degrees

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Two large scrolls by Empress Dowager Tzu Hsi for Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas Williams,

Conditions Governing Access

These scrolls are RESTRICTED because of their fragile condition. Submit Bancroft Library Access to Restricted Materials form to contact appropriate curator.
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Copy of Silver Jubilee of the Republic of China, 25th anniversary supplement to the China Press 1936

Scope and Contents

Contains article by Edward T. Williams.