John Wille: King James I and the Bible translators

Scope and Content

A play in five acts depicting the story of the translation of the Early English Bible and including the chief individuals involved.

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.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by J.J. Wille, 1981.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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