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       Colyer Meriwether [TMSI # 9597]

        Colyer Meriwether, educator, was born at Clark’s Hill, S.C.; son of Nicholas and Emily (Collier) Meriwether; 
        grandson of Thomas and Margaret (Barksdale) Meriwether and of Hillary Mosely and Frances (Quarles) Collier, 
        and a descendant of William Meriwether (born 1751)and of Joseph Collier (born 1749). He attended Furman 
        university, Greenville, S. C., and Vanderbilt university, Nashville, Tenn., and was graduated from Johns Hopkins 
        university, A.B., 1886, Ph.D., 1893. He was in the employ of the educational department of the Japanese              
        government in Sendai, Japan, 1889-92. He was married in 1893, to Elizabeth S. Quynn, of Frederick, Md. He 
        was elected a member of the Asiatic society of Japan and of the American Historical association, and secretary 
        and treasurer of the Southern History association, Washington, D.C.  He is the author of: History of Higher 
        Education in South Carolina (1889); Date Masamune and His Embassy to Rome;  Asiatic Society of Japan 
        (1892), and articles in leading periodicals.


    Source: "The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans" by Rossiter Johnson, John Howard Brown, Boston, 1904.

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