Correspondence

Archive No.

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1

American Mouth Health Association 1

1/26/1932; Letter from AMHA Secretary requesting meeting with Dr. William in February

A1.001

2

American Mouth Health Association 2

1/29/1932; Dr. William's reply to AMHA Secretary requesting a meeting on February 3rd

A1.002

3

American Mouth Health Association 3

2/11/1932; Follow-up letter from AMHA Secretary regarding his trip to New York

A1.003

4

American Mouth Health Association 4

Undated; Dr. William's reply to AMHA Secretary regarding sending his book

A1.004

5

Pearl S. Buck 1

5/16/1946; Letter from William discussing the position of women in the world

A2.001

6

Pearl S. Buck 2

5/20/1946; Thank-you letter from Buck for William's letter on May 16th

A2.002

7

Chiang Kai Shek 1

11/15/1955; Thank-you letter from Chiang for William's note sent in honor of Chiang's 69th birthday

A3.001

8

Chiang Kai Shek 2

Undated; Transcript of conversation between President Chiang and William during William's visit to Taiwan

A3.002

9

Richard Washburn Child 1

10/17/1934; Letter from Child regarding setting up a future meeting

A4.001

10

Richard Washburn Child 2

1930-1931; Copy of exerpt from Who's Who in America regarding Child

A4.002

11

Richard Washburn Child 2

2/14/1935; Letter from William to Eugene P. Thomas, President of the National Foreign Trade Council, regarding death of Child

A4.003

12

China Aid Information Exchange 1

8/13/1940; Letter from China Aid Information Exchange requesting friends to act similarly in order to notify the government

A5.001

13

China Aid Information Exchange 2

7/29/1940; Joint telegram sent to President Roosevelt from individuals and leaders of China aid organizations

A5.002

14

Norman H. Davis 1

1/4/1933; Letter from Norman H. Davis to William thanking William for his December 30th letter and expressing interest in meeting with William

A6.001

15

Norman H. Davis 2

2/3/1933; Letter from Davis apologizing for his delay in thanking William for the two books

A6.002

16

Norman H. Davis 3

3/3/1933; Letter from Davis regarding his inability to participate in the American Commission to China due to his heavy workload

A6.003

17

Norman H. Davis 4

3/22/1933; Letter from Davis apologizing for not being able to meet with William

A6.004

18

Norman H. Davis 5

4/25/1933; Letter from William to Davis regarding the Anti-Civil War League and the American Good-Will Commission to China and reconciling the Sino-Japanese conflict

A6.005

19

Norman H. Davis 6

5/13/1933; Letter from Davis' secretary acknowledging receipt of William's letter on April 25th, while Davis was in Geneva

A6.006

20

Norman H. Davis 7

5/22/1933; Letter from William to Miss Ham, Davis' secretary, in hopes that Davis would receive his letter soon

A6.007

21

Norman H. Davis 8

5/25/1933; Letter of introduction from William regarding Elias Bresovitz, who was working on a mutual aid plan between America and China

A6.008

22

Norman H. Davis 9

6/21/1933; Letter from William briefing Davis of events occuring in Asia and the status of the American Good-Will Commission in China

A6.009

23

Norman H. Davis 10

7/31/1933; Letter from William to Davis regarding a letter sent by Mr. Wu Ding Chong, Shanghai banker and President of the Anti-Civil War League

A6.010

24

Norman H. Davis 11

8/4/1933; Letter from Davis regarding William's previous letter on July 31st and his advice concerning the Commission

A6.011

25

Norman H. Davis 12

8/4/1933; William's copy of Davis' letter on August 4th

A6.012

26

Norman H. Davis 13

8/14/1933; Letter from William regarding the importance of not offending any Chinese faction with the Good-Will Commission

A6.013

27

Norman H. Davis 14

8/15/1933; Letter from Davis acknowledging the Anti-Civil War League as a proper medium through which the efforts of the Good-Will Commission could proceed

A6.014

28

Norman H. Davis 15

8/26/1933; Letter from William's secretary regarding William's letter on August 16th

A6.015

29

Norman H. Davis 16

8/29/1933; Letter from Davis on his inability to assist with the finances for the Good-Will Commission, and suggesting Dr. Shotwell instead

A6.016

30

Norman H. Davis 17

12/15/1933; Letter from Davis' secretary acknowledging the arrival of William's December 13th letter

A6.017

31

Norman H. Davis 18

5/16/1934; Letter from William requesting Davis' assistance in aiding the Good-Will Commission's application to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

A6.018

32

Norman H. Davis 19

1/30/1935; Letter from Davis acknowledging William's letter on January 9th

A6.019

33

Norman H. Davis 20

2/4/1935; Letter from William thanking Davis for his letter on January 30th

A6.020

34

Norman H. Davis 21

3/5/1935; Letter to Davis from William relaying his willingness to meet at Davis' convenience to discuss the Chinese situation

A6.021

35

Norman H. Davis 22a

Undated; William's draft of the letter he sent to Davis on April 8th

A6.022

36

Norman H. Davis 22b

4/8/1935; Letter to Davis offering to join Davis in a conference with Raymond Fosdick, a Rockefeller Foundation, regarding the importance of keeping the good-will of the Chinese people

A6.023

37

Norman H. Davis 23

4/12/1935; Letter from Davis acknowledging receipt of William's letter on April 8th

A6.024

38

Norman H. Davis 24

4/22/1935; Letter to Davis revealing China's swing toward demoracy and away from communism, and asking if Fosdick had returned to America

A6.025

39

Norman H. Davis 25

4/23/1935; Letter from Davis' secretary acknowledging receipt of William's letter on April 22nd, and that Fosdick was not expected to return to America for some time

A6.026

40

Norman H. Davis 26

4/30/1935; Letter to Miss Ham, Davis' secretary, thanking her for the note on April 23rd, and relaying that Fosdick is now in New York City

A6.027

41

Norman H. Davis 27

5/2/1935; Letter to Davis, enclosed with letter from Dr. Wu, President of the Anti-Civil War League of China

A6.028

42

Norman H. Davis 28

5/10/1935; Letter from Davis reminding William that he had stated he could not take any moral responsibility for the American Good-Will Mission due to his official work

A6.029

43

Norman H. Davis 29a

Undated; Draft of William's letter in reply to Davis' May 10th letter, reassuring Davis that no miscommunication has been made

A6.030

44

Norman H. Davis 29b

Undated; Alternate draft of William's letter to Davis on June 3rd

A6.031

45

Norman H. Davis 29c

6/3/1935; Copy of William's June 3rd letter

A6.032

46

Norman H. Davis 29d

6/3/1935; Second copy of William's June 3rd letter

A6.033

47

Norman H. Davis 30

6/6/1935; Letter to Davis acknowledging William's letter on June 3rd

A6.034

48

Norman H. Davis 31

11/3/1936; Letter to Davis requesting Davis to arrange a meeting with Mr. George Miller

A6.035

49

Norman H. Davis 32

4/11/1938; Letter from Davis thanking William for his letter on April 5th

A6.036

50

Albert Einstein 1

1/30/1934; Letter from William to Dr. Albert Einstein regarding the relocation of German-Jews to China

A7.001

51

Albert Einstein 2

2/13/1934; Reply from Einstein regarding the possibility of William's plan

A7.002

52

Albert Einstein 3a

Undated; Draft of William's February 19th letter

A7.003

53

Albert Einstein 3b

2/19/1934; William's letter discussing a study into the probability of the relocation of German-Jews to China

A7.004

54

Albert Einstein 4

3/28/1934; Einstein's letter to William in German

A7.005

55

Albert Einstein 5

3/28/1934; Letter to William from his niece, Rose, enclosing the translation of Einstein's March 28th letter

A7.006

56

Albert Einstein 6

3/28/1934; Letter from Einstein translated in English regarding the effort to help both Jewish and Chinese people by relocating German-Jews to China

A7.007

57

Albert Einstein 7

3/28/1934; Copy of Einstein's March 28th letter in English

A7.008

58

Albert Einstein 8

3/28/1934; Alternate copy of of Einstein's March 28th letter in English

A7.009

59

Albert Einstein 9

3/28/1934; Handwritten copy of Einstein's March 28th letter in English

A7.010

60

Albert Einstein 10

3/28/1934; Alternate copy of Einstein's March 28th letter in English

A7.011

61

Albert Einstein 11

3/28/1934; Alternate copy of Einstein's March 28th letter in English

A7.012

62

Manuel Espinosa 1

11/13/1972; Letter from Espinosa acknowledging William's October 22nd letter

A8.001

63

Manuel Espinosa 2

7/16/1973; Letter from William regarding enclosed documents including a Catholic response to Communism and requesting moral support from Espinosa

A8.002

64

William J. Gies 1

5/13/1931; Letter from Gies to Dr. Shotwell regarding a criticism from Dr. Holcombe

A9.001

65

William J. Gies 2

5/6/1932; Letter from William to Gies regarding the Friendship Press

A9.002

66

William J. Gies 3

4/16/1934; Letter from Gies to William's previous letters

A9.003

67

Harry A. Goldberg 1

3/21/1934; Letter from William to Goldberg regarding a previous telephone conversation

A10.001

68

Harry A. Goldberg 2

4/4/1934; Letter from William explaining his thoughts on the relocation of German-Jews to China

A10.002

69

Emil Hilb 1

12/5/1933; Handwritten letter from Hilb regarding a future meeing between William and Einstein

A11.001

70

Emil Hilb 2

12/6/1933; Letter from William to Hilb regarding the plight of the German-Jews

A11.002

71

Emil Hilb 3

1/22/1934; Letter from Hilb instructing William to send a letter to Einstein regarding his ideas on the relocation of German-Jews

A11.003

72

Emil Hilb 4

2/19/1934; Letter from William requesting a meeting with Hilb

A11.004

73

Emil Hilb 5

4/2/1934; Letter from William thanking Hilb for his assistance in providing a meeting between William and Einstein

A11.005

74

Jensen Hsiung 1

7/9/1935; Letter from Jensen Hsiung to William introducing himself and informing William about his plan to translate William's book

A12.001

75

Jensen Hsiung 2

8/3/1935; Letter from Hsiung thanking William for his autographed book

A12.002

76

Ruby Marks 1

3/21/1934; Letter from William providing Miss Marks with information on China

A13.001

77

Ruby Marks 2

4/4/1934; Follow-up letter from William regarding his efforts to relocate German-Jews to China

A13.002

78

William M. Passano 1

1/20/1932; Letter from Passano at Waverly Press informing William about the delay in publishing "Sun Yat-Sen Versus Communism"

A14.001

79

William M. Passano 2

1/22/1932; Letter from William emphasizing the urgency and importance of publishing his at the expected time

A14.002

80

William M. Passano 3

1/28/1932; Letter from Passano reassuring William of the expedient publishing of "Sun Yat-Sen Vesrus Communism"

A14.003

81

William M. Passano 4

2/3/1932; Letter from William returning the corrected index proof for his publication

A14.004

82

William M. Passano 5

2/4/1932; Letter from Passano regarding the proof of the index from "Sun Yat-Sen Versus Communism"

A14.005

83

Syngman Rhee 1

2/6/1942; Letter from Rhee informing William about Carl Crow's opinion regarding the Korean Commission

A15.001

84

Syngman Rhee 2

3/26/1942; Letter from Rhee to William concerning his situation

A15.002

85

Syngman Rhee 3

4/3/1942; Letter from Rhee to William responding to William's request for financial support on a project

A15.003

86

Syngman Rhee 4

7/19/1942; Handwritten letter from Rhee apologizing for a rushed exit at a dinner both men were attending

A15.004

87

Syngman Rhee 5

?/13/1945; Handwritten letter from Rhee thanking William for his help

A15.005

88

Syngman Rhee 6

2/17/1947; Letter from Rhee regarding the establishment of an interim government in Korea

A15.006

89

Syngman Rhee 7

6/23/1948; Letter from Rhee thanking William for his congratulatory message and informing him on the state of affairs in Korea

A15.007

90

Syngman Rhee 8

5/9/1949; Handwritten note from Rhee iquiring when William and his wife plan on visiting Korea

A15.008

91

Syngman Rhee 9

4/25/1960; Letter from Rhee to William checking up on William's health

A15.009

92

Syngman Rhee 10

1941; Excerpt from Rhee's "Japan Inside Out"

A15.010

93

Mary Schonberg 1

3/21/1934; Letter from William to Schonberg requesting help in obtaining a message from Carrie Chappman Catt

A16.001

94

Mary Schonberg 2

4/4/1934; Letter from William thanking Schonberg for a ticket

A16.002

95

James T. Shotwell 1

7/6/1932; Letter from William to Shotwell concerning America's relationship with China

A17.001

96

James T. Shotwell 2

6/20/1944; Letter from Shotwell to Bernard Baruch requesting a meeting for Dr. William

A17.002

97

James T. Shotwell 3

6/20/1944; Lettter from Shotwell to the Secretary of State requesting a meeting for Dr. William

A17.003

98

James T. Shotwell 4

8/30/1950; Letter to Shotwell from Chu Chia-hua, President of the Chinese Association for the United Nations, regarding Willaim's visit to Taiwan

A17.004

99

James T. Shotwell 5

4/5/1954; Letter from Shotwell to John Tsu regarding his absence at a dinner in honor of William and Archbishop Paul Yu-pin

A17.005

100

James T. Shotwell 6

1931; Copy of excerpt from Who's Who concerning Shotwell

A17.006

101

Arthur Hays Sulzberger 1

10/6/1948; Letter from William to Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, suggesting China's October 10th holiday as a fitting editorial subject

A18.001

102

Arthur Hays Sulzberger 2

10/7/1948; Letter from Sulzberger acknowledging William's Octer 6th letter

A18.002

103

Arthur Hays Sulzberger 3

10/10/1948; Copy of editorial from the New York Times entitled, "'Cold War' has Two Fronts"

A18.003

104

Arthur Hays Sulzberger 4

10/12/1948; Letter from William to Sulzberger applauding the Octer 10the editorial

A18.004

105

Chas M. Tomlinson 1

1/28/1932; Handwritten letter from Tomlinson thanking William for the autographed copy of the "Social Interpretation of History"

A19.001

106

Chas M. Tomlinson 2

2/17/1932; Letter from William thanking Tomlinson for his January 28th letter

A19.002

107

Williams & Wilkins Co. 1

10/14/1931; Letter from William regarding an ealier suggestion from E.F. Williams

A20.001

108

Williams & Wilkins Co. 2

12/23/1931; Letter from the publishing company requesting for William to correct the copy for the campaign of his book "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A20.002

109

Williams & Wilkins Co. 3

1/6/1932; Letter from the publishing company regarding William's suggestions and comments for the proof

A20.003

110

Williams & Wilkins Co. 4

1/7/1932; Letter from William discussing the details of the publication of "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A20.004

111

Williams & Wilkins Co. 5

2/2/1932; Letter from William Gies to the Williams & Wilkins Co. regarding the market for "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A20.005

112

Williams & Wilkins Co. 6

2/5/1932; Letter from Robert Gill, Secretary-Treasurer of the publishing company, regarding the sales of William's book and the influence on the situation in China

A20.006

113

Williams & Wilkins Co. 7

2/10/1932; Letter from Gill regarding publicity for "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A20.007

114

Williams & Wilkins Co. 8

2/15/1932; Letter from Gill regarding international markets for William's book

A20.008

115

Williams & Wilkins Co. 9

2/15/1932; Letter from William to Gill regarding publicity for his book

A20.009

116

Williams & Wilkins Co. 10

3/2/1932; Letter from Gill regarding orders for his books as well as advertising methods

A20.010

117

Williams & Wilkins Co. 11

7/25/1932; Letter from William inquiring about book orders from China and the difficulty of receiving a review for his book

A20.011

118

Williams & Wilkins Co. 12

8/1/1932; Reply from Gill regarding book sales in China and other book orders

A20.012

119

Williams & Wilkins Co. 13

8/9/1932; Letter from William regarding the offer of buying the rights to "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A20.013

120

Williams & Wilkins Co. 14

8/11/1932; Reply from Gill regarding the purchase proposal

A20.014

121

Williams & Wilkins Co. 15

9/1/1932; Sales report for "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A20.015

122

Williams & Wilkins Co. 16

9/1/1932; Statement of Account for William

A20.016

123

Williams & Wilkins Co. 17

9/26/1932; Letter from William regarding his plan to finance his own promotional campaign for "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A20.017

124

Williams & Wilkins Co. 18

2/13/1933; Request from William for copies of his book

A20.018

125

Williams & Wilkins Co. 19

3/1/1933; Statement of Account for William

A20.019

126

Williams & Wilkins Co. 20

3/1/1933; Sales report for "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A20.020

127

Williams & Wilkins Co. 21

4/25/1933; Letter from William regarding mention of his book in the media

A20.021

128

Williams & Wilkins Co. 22

8/8/1933; Request from William for copie of his book

A20.022

129

Williams & Wilkins Co. 23

9/1/1933; Statement of Account for William

A20.023

130

Williams & Wilkins Co. 24

3/14/1934; Letter from William regarding the importance of "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism" in light of events in China

A20.024

131

Williams & Wilkins Co. 25

3/21/1934; Letter from Gill acknowledging William's March 14th letter

A20.025

132

Williams & Wilkins Co. 26

3/23/1934; Letter from Gill regarding reviews of William's book

A20.026

133

Williams & Wilkins Co. 27

1/23/1934; Request from William for copies of his book

A20.027

134

Williams & Wilkins Co. 28

3/29/1934; Letter from William requesting a postponement of reducing the price of his book

A20.028

135

Williams & Wilkins Co. 29

4/4/1934; Letter from Gill denying William's request to postpone the reduction of the book price

A20.029

136

Williams & Wilkins Co. 30

4/13/1934; Letter from Gill regarding the status of postponing the price reduction

A20.030

137

Williams & Wilkins Co. 31

4/21/1934; Letter from E.F. Williams acknowledging William's April 18th letter

A20.031

138

Williams & Wilkins Co. 32

9/1/1934; Sales report for "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A20.032

139

Williams & Wilkins Co. 33

11/7/1934; Letter from publishers regarding the close of William's account and his remaining balance owed

A20.033

140

Williams & Wilkins Co. 34

3/1/1934; Statement of Account for William and a sales report for his book

A20.034

141

Williams & Wilkins Co. 35

12/7/1934; Reply from publishers regarding William's request for the total sale of books

A20.035

142

Williams & Wilkins Co. 36

1/4/1935; Publisher's request for a reply from William

A20.036

143

Williams & Wilkins Co. 37

1/17/1935; Publisher's reply to William's request for an extension on the account

A20.037

144

Williams & Wilkins Co. 38

3/11/1935; Letter from the publishers regarding William's royalty account

A20.038

145

Williams & Wilkins Co. 39

Undated; Handwritten letter from William regarding the appendix of his book

A20.039

146

Williams & Wilkins Co. 40

Undated; Account analysis of "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A20.040

147

Williams & Wilkins Co. 41

Undated; Section of William's letter regarding the market of his book

A20.041

148

Williams & Wilkins Co. 42

Undated; Second page of a letter from William including his corrections of a proof

A20.042

149

Timothy Y. Jenn

1/29/1921; Letter from Timothy Jen, a theological student from China, requesting a copy of "The Social Interpretation of History," with a handwritten note from William at the bottom of the page

A21.001

150

Dr. David Starr Jordan

7/14/1928; Letter from William regarding the situation in China

A21.002

151

Herbert Hoover

8/4/1928; Letter from William to Herbert Hoover regarding his published works

A21.003

152

L.T. Chen

9/12/1928; Letter from L.T. Chen to Mary van Kleeck regarding his reference mistake

A21.004

153

Arthur J. Horton of Bulkley & Horton Co.

2/15/1932; Letter from William regarding a booklet received from Horton

A21.005

154

N.Y. Telephone Company

2/15/1932; Letter from William requesting for vouchers

A21.006

155

Political Science Quarterly

2/15/1932; Letter from William requesting 10 copies of the March quarterly

A21.007

156

Sears, Roebuck & Company

2/15/1932; Letter from William regarding his roof

A21.008

157

Sun Qingling

3/16/1932; Letter from William to Sun Ching-ling (in extreme damage)

A21.009

158

Treasury Department

5/6/1932; Letter from William requesting an extension

A21.010

159

J. Leighton Stuart

9/24/1932; Letter from J. Leighton Stuart discussing William's book "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A21.011

160

War Department

1/30/1933; Letter from Frank McCoy thanking William for the information sent to him

A21.012

161

Carroll B. Whitcomb

3/6/1934; Letter from Willaim to Carroll B. Whitcomb recommending William Gies as chairman

A21.013

162

Miss Gerber

4/2/1934; Letter from William to Miss Gerber regarding his unsatisfactory dealings with Mr. Cohn

A21.014

163

Dr. Thaddeus Hyatt

3/6/1934; Letter to Dr. Thaddeus Hyatt regarding a letter sent to Mr. Whitcomb

A21.015

164

National Federation for Economic Stabilization

2/26/1936; Request for financial support from the National Federation for Economic Stabilization

A21.016

165

Edward Burnshar, Jr.

12/17/1936; Letter to Edward Burnshar, Jr. regarding the economic principles discussed in the "Social Interpretation of History"

A21.017

166

The Lambs

4/11/1936; Thank you letter to William from Frank Crumit

A21.018

167

Dr. L.A. Leventen

9/7/1937; Letter to Dr. Leventen thanking him for his letter on September 3rd

A21.019

168

W.J. Ghent

10/1/1937; Handwritten letter from W.J. Ghent to William regarding Ghent's debt

A21.020

169

Hu Shih

3/18/1940; Letter from Hu Shih informing William of honors that have been conferred upon him by the Chinese government

A21.021

170

Warren A. Seavey

12/7/1940; Letter from Warren A. Seavey requesting political action from friends of China

A21.022

171

The Lincoln Library

12/14/1943; Letter from the Lincoln Library requesting a copy of William's "The Social Interpretation of History"

A21.023

172

Harry S. Truman

3/8/1946; Letter from Truman regarding Sun Yat-sen

A21.024

173

Voice of America

12/16/1948; Letter from Elmer Newton, Editor-in-Chief of the Chine Unit, regarding the script of the broadcast on Sun Yat-sen Day

A21.025

174

Shin Sheng Pao Daily News in Taiwan

7/22/1950; Thank you letter from the Taiwanese newspaper for William's effort to help China

A21.026

175

Wei Hwou

8/12/1950; Letter from Wei Hwou introducing himself to William

A21.027

176

Yu-yu Jen

Undated; Letter written by Yu-yu Jen to William in Chinese

A21.028

177

Sun Chin-pi

8/17/1950; Letter from Sun Chin-pi regarding William's speeches in Taiwan and communism in China

A21.029

178

Yu-yiu Jen, et. al

8/28/1950; Letter from Taiwanese statesmen thanking William for his work and expressing hope for cooperation between America and Taiwan

A21.030

179

Office of the Government Spokesman in Taiwan

9/13/1950; Letter from Shen Chang-huan regarding William's visit to Taiwan

A21.031

180

Daniel A. Poling

11/2/1950; Letter from Daniel Poling, President and Editor of the Christian Herald, regarding an article from the Nippon Times

A21.032

181

Frank

4/20/1952; Letter to William regarding Frank's history and experience in arriving at Hong Kong

A21.033

182

Emil Lengyel

3/15/1956; Thank you letter from Emil Lengyel for William's lecture during his class

A21.034

183

The White House

10/27/1972; Letter from Roland L. Elliott, Deputy Special Assistant to the President, thanking William for his letter

A21.035

184

Los Angeles Times

3/22/1984; Reply to inquiry of any reference of Dr. William

A21.036

185

Dr. Selaka M. Gunn

Undated; Letter from Willaim to Dr. Gunn regarding the American Goodwill Commission in China

A21.037

186

John Hinderer

Undated; Letter to William informing of Hinderer's current situation

A21.038

187

MacMillan Company

Undated; Letter regarding MacMillan's unwillingness to publish William's "Sun Yat-sen Versus Communism"

A21.039

188

Ada McCormick

Undated; Letter regarding William's Jewish heritage

A21.040

189

Bissell B. Palmer

Undated; Review of recent developments in negotiations concerning the Journal of Dental Research

A21.041

190

J.N. Wong

Undated; Letter from Wong introducing himself to William

A21.042