Biography and History

Charles Richard Williams, Princeton Class of 1875, was an author and editor of the Indianapolis News (1892-1911). Born in Prattsburg, New York, in 1853, Williams attended the University of Rochester and received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1875. He worked as a high school teacher and college professor and then turned to publishing. He was the literary editor of the New York World in 1883 and assistant general manager of the Associated Press from 1883 to 1892 before becoming editor-in-chief of the Indianapolis News. Williams also authored several books, including In Many Moods, Life of Rutherford B. Hayes, and History of the Cliosophic Society. He died in 1927.

Source: From the finding aid for C0231

Occupations

  • Journalists -- United States -- 20th century..
  • Charles Richard Williams Papers. 1863-1927 (inclusive), 1900-1927 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0231

    Charles Richard Williams, Princeton Class of 1875, was an author and editor of the Indianapolis News between 1892-1911. The collection consists of selected holograph and typescript manuscripts of nonfiction, lectures, essays, poetry, translations, and paraphrases of Williams, as well as correspondence and documents pertaining to him, correspondence of other persons, and some of his works in print.