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Williams, John 1796-1839

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Works: 200 works in 529 publications in 8 languages and 3,012 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Guidebooks  Archives  Diaries  Sermons  Hymns  History  Juvenile works  Church history 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: BV3672.W5, 996
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A narrative of missionary enterprises in the South Sea Islands : with remarks upon the natural history of the islands, origin, languages, traditions, and usages of the inhabitants by John Williams( Book )
108 editions published between 1837 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 libraries worldwide
"Based on John Williams' meticulous documentation of his travels, this 1837 volume offers an insight into the perilous life of a missionary in the early nineteenth century. The author, an ironmonger by trade, set sail for the South Sea Islands in 1817 with the intention of spreading the gospel and introducing modern technology to the region. As well as recounting the frequent threats to his safety from angry natives, war, natural disaster and disease, Williams provides detailed surveys of the peoples, languages and natural environment he encountered and describes with great exuberance and humour 'the impression made upon barbarous people by their first intercourse with civilised man'."--Back cover
The Samoan journals of John Williams, 1830 and 1832 by John Williams( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
A narrative of missionary enterprises in the South sea islands by John Williams( Book )
10 editions published between 1837 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Missionary enterprises in the South-Sea islands by John Williams( Book )
9 editions published between 1845 and 2010 in English and German and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Te Korero-motu ou a to tatou atu e te ora a Jesu Mesia : kiritiia i te reo Rarotonga ( Book )
7 editions published between 1836 and 1841 in 3 languages and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The martyr of Erromanga : or, The philosophy of missions, illustrated from the labours, death, and character of the late Rev. John Williams by John Campbell( Book )
5 editions published between 1842 and 1843 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Te Bibilia Tapu ra, koia te Koreromotu Taito, e te Koreromotu Ou : I kiritiia ei tuatua Rarotonga ( Book )
7 editions published between 1851 and 1895 in Rarotongan and held by 16 libraries worldwide
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Nature guide : Black Mountain Reserve, Ainslie-Majura Reserve by John Williams( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands : With Remarks Upon the Natural History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions, and Usages of the Inhabitants by John Williams( file )
4 editions published between 1837 and 1838 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Based on John Williams' meticulous documentation of his travels, this 1837 volume offers an insight into the perilous life of a missionary in the early nineteenth century. The author, an ironmonger by trade, set sail for the South Sea Islands in 1817 with the intention of spreading the gospel and introducing modern technology to the region. As well as recounting the frequent threats to his safety from angry natives, war, natural disaster and disease, Williams provides detailed surveys of the peoples, languages and natural environment he encountered and describes with great exuberance and humour 'the impression made upon barbarous people by their first intercourse with civilised man'. Made more poignant by the author's death at the hands of cannibals just two years after the book's publication, this is an extraordinary account of the perseverance and ingenuity of a man who became a hero and martyr for the Protestant missionary movement
Te buka a te peropheta a Daniela : e te buka hoi a Ruta e a Eseta : Iritihia ei parau Tahiti ( Book )
2 editions published in 1824 in Tahitian and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A narrative of missionary enterprises in the South sea islands by John Williams( Book )
1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Te Bibilia Tapu Ra, koia te koreromotu taito e te koreromotu ou. I kiritiia ei reo Rarotonga ( Book )
1 edition published in 1888 in Rarotongan and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Journal of a missionary voyage in the Eastern Pacific, 1823 by John Williams( Book )
2 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The principal item on the microfilm is a journal describing a voyage made by the Revs. John Williams and Robert Bourne from Raiatea to Aitutaki, Mangaia, Atiu, Mitiaro, Mauke and Rarotonga in July-Aug. 1823, to propagate the Gospel. The journal appears to have been written, or written up, by Bourne for himself and Williams jointly, as Williams is referred to by name several times but Bourne is not. The document here microfilmed is a copy of the original made with what appears to have been a primitive type of carbon paper. There is a subscription in ink by Williams on the last page. Some passages in the journal are the same or similar to those in Williams' A narrative of missionary enterprises in the South Sea Islands, London, 1837. Other items on the microfilm are: a letter from Williams to his family from Raiatea, dated Nov. 9, 1822.; a copy of a letter from Tamatoa, chief of Raiatea, to the President of the United States, dated Raiatea, Sept. 10, 1829.; a letter from Williams to A. Birnie, dated Raiatea, Feb. 27, 1830; a letter from Williams to his sister Mary, dated Portsea, June 17, 1836; a letter from Williams to his sister, dated Cape Town, July 14, 1836 and a copy of an extract from the minutes of a meeting of the London Missionary Society in Samoa on Mar. 30, 1840, concerning news of the murder of Williams in the New Hebrides and his associate James Harris
The triumph of the Gospel in the South sea islands. An abridgment of a narrative of missionary enterprises by John Williams( Book )
1 edition published in 1859 in Tamil and held by 4 libraries worldwide
John Williams sails on by Cecil Northcott( Book )
4 editions published between 1939 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of the life of the Rev. John Williams, missionary to Polynesia by Ebenezer Prout( Book )
4 editions published between 1843 and 1848 in French and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This account of the life of the missionary John Williams (1796-1839), first published in 1843, celebrates his character and his achievements in evangelizing the South Sea islands. Williams believed that the spread of Christianity, 'civilization', and commerce went hand-in-hand, and his work in and around Tahiti and Rarotonga from the time of his first posting there by the London Missionary Society in 1817 was largely well received. In 1830 he became the first person to introduce Christianity to Samoa and, after returning to England in 1834 to raise money and support for the cause, he returned to the Pacific as a celebrity. His final voyage was to Eromango in the New Hebrides, where he was killed and eaten. This violent death combined with the success of his earlier missions caused him to be regarded as a heroic figure and inspired much popular literature
The life of John Williams : missionary to the South Seas by John Williams( Book )
2 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ioannes Williams
John William
John William missionario inglese
John Williams Engelse missionaris
John Williams English missionary
John Williams (Missionar) britischer Missionar des Südpazifiks
John Williams missionnaire anglais
Williams, Jan, 1796-1839
Williams, John 1796-1839
جان ویلیامز مترجم بریتانیایی
جون وليامز
ジョン・ウィリアムズ
Languages
English (285)
Rarotongan (13)
French (6)
Dutch (3)
Danish (3)
Tahitian (2)
German (1)
Tamil (1)
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