Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

G. A. Werner


To the average layman of the present day, as well as the majority of the new generation of ministers, the name of William Taylor rarely carries the deep impression that his labors justify. From the standpoint of the American Continents, this observation may have more in fact than in other parts of the world where his labors were more abundant in term of years devoted to the building of a more worthy civilization.

With a view to making more accessible the thrilling account of this truly noble Christian Statesman, much research has been made. In doing so, it is hoped that students of social, moral, religious and historical movements may be led to include this notable leader on many continents, in their findings.

It is not alone in the assembling of statistical data and standards of comparison with other great leaders that the reader's attention may be directed, but also to lend inspiration to youth and to militant crusaders of this and future generations, this thesis is offered.

Not the least of our aims, is to aid in the interpretation of our present and future missionary endeavors for our day, as he did for the fascinating day in which he lived and laid broad and deep foundations upon which he built so successfully.

The wealth of material found in the prolific writings of William Taylor has been augmented by the liberal offerings of the California State Library, The University of California, The College of the Pacific, The William Taylor Memorial Library, The Library of the Board of Foreign Missions, besides volumes from friends, and Church Papers.





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