A play in five acts depicting the story of the translation of the Early English Bible and including the chief individuals involved.
John Wille: King James I and the Bible translators
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.8280
- Dates of Creation1980
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
John Jacob Wille studied engineering at Cornell University (B.S., 1926) and New York University. He worked for the New York Port Authority, then in the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. As an undergraduate, Wille took an elective course in which he studied the history of the English language, fuelling an interest that was to culminate in the writing of his play. After retiring to the American southwest, he pursued an interest in English history.
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Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
Presented by J.J. Wille, 1981.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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