Travel diaries of George Williams
Scope and Contents
Diaries of visits made by George Williams to Canada, North Africa and the Middle East, with correspondence regarding the Williams family and the gift of the collection to the R.C.S.
- 1921 - 1986
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Biographical / Historical
George Howard Williams (1893-1975) was born on 6 February 1893. His father, Howard Williams, was one of five sons of Sir George Williams. Sir George (1821-1905) joined the drapery firm of Hitchcock and Rogers, and became a partner in what became Hitchcock, Williams & Co. In 1844 he founded the Young Men's Christian Association, and he was active in many movements for social and moral welfare. G.H. Williams spent a brief time at Haileybury before he entered the family firm. From 1914 to 1919 he served in the R.A.M.C. He became a sergeant in 1915, and served in Mesopotamia in 1916. Williams travelled extensively, both for business and pleasure. He died on 13 December 1975.
.01 cubic metre(s) (1 archive box) : paper
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Other Finding Aids
MSS Addenda, vol. I.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by the Museum of London, January 1985. The papers were part of a collection given to the Museum in August 1984 by Hitchcock, Williams & Co. Ltd.
This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Williams, George Howard, 1893-1975, businessman
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