Harold Williams

New Zealand linguist Harold Williams

Harold Williams was a New Zealand journalist, foreign editor of The Times and polyglot who is considered to have been one of the most accomplished polyglots in history, said to have known over 58 languages and other related dialects.
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Police call fire that destroyed Pataskala house 'suspicious' - The Newark Advocate
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Firefighters arrived moments later and discovered a home at 654 Connors Ave. fully in flames, said West Licking Assistant Chief Harold Williams. No injuries were reported, and Williams said it appeared no one lived in the home
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City honors local man with Harold Williams Day - Burlington Times News
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Harold Williams was influential during integration in the 1960's, at which time Williams helped establish the Young Men's Club for Better Relations. Williams served for a while as president of the club, which acted as a liaison group for youth and law
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Porter Corners students reunite and reminisce about childhood in their two ... - The Saratogian
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Another Porter Corners School graduate, Harold Williams, joined NASA. Some of the lunar equipment he developed is still on the moon. Continued... Henry Rowland, 85, was among the students who helped open the school in September 1930, during the early
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Fohi graduate enjoyed his years with IE 66ers - Fontana Herald-News
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IN MORE 66ER NEWS, although left-handed pitcher Harold Williams was recently released from the organization, he talked in an interview earlier this year about what it was like joining the Single A 66ers after playing for Maui in the independent Golden
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'Kern Festival of Writers' draws readers downtown - Tehachapi News
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Local historian Harold Williams and Co-Author of the book “Handbook of the Kawaiisu,” sits with his son Winter Williams at the Writers Festival. Upwards of 35 authors spent the day Saturday at the “Festival Of Writers” event sponsord by the Tehachapi
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Man arrested and charged in fatal shooting of 48-year-old man in northeast ... - Washington Post
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Police say Lester James Wright has been charged with murder in the death of 48-year-old Howard Harold Williams. Authorities say they responded to a report of gunshots in the 300 block of 18th Place about 10 am Saturday
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Lester James Wright charged with killing Howard Harold Williams - WJLA
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Police have arrested a 21-year-old Northeast man and charged him with the murder of Howard Harold Williams. Lester James Wright was arrested Saturday shortly before 10:30 pm, Metropolitan Police said. He was charged with murder while armed
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Etta Pauline Williams - NRToday.com
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She met Harold Williams in 1947 and married on August 6, 1949. She was 15 years old and Harold was 18 years old. They were married for 57 years. Her greatest joy was cooking for the family after a days work on the ranch and family get togethers
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The politics of tomorrow - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
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Several days earlier, insurance agent Harold Williams sat at a front table during a meeting of the Baton Rouge Press Club. Williams, like Cassidy, is a Republican, and he's seeking the city's new minority House seat in District 101
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There's no place like home - NG News
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ADAM MACINNIS - THE NEWS Harold Williams has been coaching the same group of girls since most of them were in the Stellarton and Area Minor Girls Softball Association's learn to play program. Now peewee aged, the girls have shown years of practice and
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One person dies in vehicle collision - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
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Western Cape traffic's Harold Williams said the road has been closed. “We know there is one person blue in the accident scene…they are waiting for the helicopter to land there because there are some serious injuries,” he said
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The 4th will still sparkle - Online Athens
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Harold Williams, an inspector with the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department. People who want to see spectacular professional fireworks displays still can travel to places in Northeast Georgia like Elberton, Auburn, Greensboro and Banks County
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Franschhoek Pass reopens after accident - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
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Provincial traffic spokesperson Harold Williams said, “The road has been opened partially and there's a stop go system in place so motorists can use the pass but it won't be flowing as normal.”
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Overloaded Hlope arrested - The New Age Online
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Harold Williams of the provincial traffic department said if Hlophe was indeed arrested, “this information would be with SAPS or the department of justice” and said the traffic authorities would not name suspects before they had appeared in court
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Company 'told to answer union claim ' - Barrier Daily Truth
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A “clear majority” of the staff at the St Anne's, Harold Williams and Aruma Lodge homes have formally declared their desire to be represented by the Town Employees' Union, said the union's secretary, Ros Ferry. Ms Ferry said the union had collected the
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Authorities probe farm worker truck accident - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
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Traffic spokesperson Harold Williams said, “There was a grey Audi motor vehicle involved in this accident and the Audi made a u-turn and that is when the Ford motor vehicle collided with the Audi.”
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At PSC hearing, engineer criticizes Pepco - Gazette.net Montgomery County Sports
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“I find that appalling,” Commissioner Harold Williams said. In an analysis ordered by the PSC following widespread, long-term outages last year, consulting firms First Quartile and Silverpoint concluded that Pepco's power distribution system was
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    FIFTIES
  • 1928
    Age 51
    He had blood transfusions and seemed to rally, but died on 18 November 1928, after taking the sacraments of the Russian Orthodox Church the night before.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1925
    Age 48
    Aspiring towards "moral disarmament" he did much to promote and bring to a gratifying conclusion the Treaty of Locarno of December 1925.
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  • 1922
    Age 45
    In May 1922, he was appointed foreign editor (or as The Times would phrase it, ‘Director of the Foreign Department’).
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  • 1921
    Age 44
    In 1921 his luck changed.
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  • 1918
    Age 41
    When Germany surrendered in 1918, Williams was sent by the Daily Chronicle to Switzerland, and the following year was back in Russia, at the request of the British Military Mission, reporting for The Times from the headquarters of the White Russians.
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    In 1918 increasingly violent events forced Williams and his wife to flee their beloved Russia, and he was immediately recruited as part of the Committee on Russian Affairs, along with Buchanan, Walpole, Bernard Pares and others.
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  • 1917
    Age 40
    Throughout 1917, as the events of the Bolshevik revolution unfolded, he sent regular dispatches to the Daily Chronicle, up until 18 March 1918, the date of the Brest-Litovsk Peace Treaty by the All-Russian Council of Soviets.
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    As the war progressed Williams foresaw the coming Russian Revolution of 1917, insistently reporting to British Ambassador Buchanan that discontent was growing.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1916
    Age 39
    In August 1916, he returned briefly to Britain to give a special lecture at Cambridge University, entitled, "Russian Nationalities".
    In 1916, Walpole and Williams, on the instruction of the Foreign Office, set up a British Propaganda Office in Petrograd.
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  • 1914
    Age 37
    In September 1914 Walpole arrived in Russia, and he met Williams in Petrograd.
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    His book, Russia and the Russians, reflected not only Williams' knowledge, but his astute mind, as H. G. Wells appreciated in a glowing 1914 review for the New York Daily News:
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1905
    Age 28
    The interview was published in the Manchester Guardian on 9 February 1905, but for Williams the meeting was not a success.
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    His work in Russia enabled him, in 1905, to meet Leo Tolstoy, and they talked of politics, literature and morality.
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    In January 1905 Williams obtained positions with the progressive Manchester Guardian in Russia, and worked towards Anglo-Russian rapprochement together with Bernard Pares.
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  • 1904
    Age 27
    In October 1904 he had moved from Paris, in December to St Petersburg and Williams began to send by post dispatches to Reuters.
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  • 1903
    Age 26
    There were days when he had nothing to eat, but he persevered and gained his Ph.D. (on a grammar of the Ilocano language) from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich in 1903.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1893
    Age 16
    In 1893 the Williams family moved to Auckland, where the teenage Harold would visit ships at the Auckland wharves so that he could converse with Polynesian and Melanesian crewmen in their own tongues.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1876
    Born
    Harold Williams was born in Auckland on 6 April 1876, the eldest of seven sons.
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