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William Williams papers, 1902-1943
Williams, William, 1862-1947.
- 6.81 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder.)
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Microfilm, digital images, and copy prints must be used inlieu of originals when available.
Original photographs available only by written permission of the Curator of Manuscripts.
The William Williams papers contain correspondence, reports, notices, photographs, scrapbooks, a guest book, watercolors and other items from his terms as Commissionerof Immigration at Ellis Island and Commissioner of New York City’s Dept. of Water Supply, Gas, and Electricity. Ellis Island materials include photographic portraits ofimmigrants in native dress by Augustus F. Sherman, interior and exterior views of the immigration station by Edwin Levick and others, and two watercolor sketches of people on the island. His papers as Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity mainly concern the cost of providing utilities and protection of the City's water sources. Bering Sea Arbitration letters consist of lettersto Williams, 1943, thanking him for his published essay onthe subject.
William Williams (1862-1947), a New York City lawyer, was Commissioner of Immigration for the Port of New York at Ellis Island for two terms, 1902-1905 and 1909-1913, and Commissioner of the New York City Dept. of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, 1914-1917.
Controlled Access Terms
- Williams, William, 1862-1947.
- New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity.
- Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.)
- Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Public utilities -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Ellis Island (N.J. and N.Y.)
- New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration.
- Visitors' books.
- Watercolors (paintings).
- Municipal officials and employees.
Additional Creator Names
- Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis), 1865-1925. pht
- Levick, Edwin, 1868-1929. pht