H88-1790.10. Griffis, William Elliot (1843-1928). Papers, 1883-1934. 1 folder.
Educator, clergyman and author; born in Philadelphia; veteran of the United States Civil War with the 44th Pennsylvania Regiment. Graduated Rutgers College in 1869 and then taught school in Fukui, Japan, from 1870-1874. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary in 1877 and went on to serve as a pastor at the First Reformed Church of Schenectady, New York (1877-1886), Shawmut Congregational Church in Boston, Massachusetts (1886-1893), and the First Congregational Church of Ithaca, New York (1893-1903). For the next twenty-five years he devoted himself to literary labors by writing many books and lecturing. (G)
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