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Sir Harold Herbert Williams (1880–1964) by John Gilroy, 1952 photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy


Williams, Sir Harold Herbert (1880–1964), literary scholar and local government administrator, was born in Tokyo on 25 July 1880, the eldest son of James Williams, an Anglican missionary, and his wife, Mary Grindrod. He was educated in Tokyo, at Liverpool College, and finally at ...