Papers 1818-1955, of William Willoughby, economist, government official, director for the Institute of Research. The papers of William F. Willoughby, mostly concern his service as treasurer and secretary of Puerto Rico and as deputy legal adviser to President Yuan Shih-Kai of China during the period when Yuan made an unsuccessful attempt to restore the monarchy to China by having himself crowned emperor. The collection includes personal correspondence of Willougby with his twin brother Westel Woodbury Willoughby, sister Alice Estelle Willoughby, copies of official memorandum prepared for the Chinese and published writings. There are also genealogical materials concerning the Willoughby and Woodbury families.
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Source: William Willoughby of Mathews, VA. Gift
See Elizabeth Courtenay Ramsey, "William F. Willoughby, a progressive in China, 1914-1916," MA Thesis, College of William and Mary, 1976, digitized in 2013: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/18821.
William F. Willoughby, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Processed by Margaret Cook, Manuscripts Curator, in 1972. Collection rehoused and finding aid revised and updated by Matthew Abel, Special Collections Staff, in November-December 2013.