#68975 Overall Influence

Samuel Wells Williams

United States linguist, official, missionary and Sinologist


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Samuel Wells Williams was a linguist, official, missionary and Sinologist from the United States in the early 19th century.Early life Williams was born in Utica, New York, son of publisher William Williams and wife Sophia, an elder of the First Presbyterian Church. At age 8 he was impressed by the departure to Ceylon as a printing missionary of a James Garrett who was associated with his father's printing business. He studied at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. There he assisted in the writing of a botanical manual by Senior Professor and co-founder Amos Eaton, published 1833. On graduation he was elected as a professor of the institute.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Private research university in Troy, New York, United States

Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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