William Creese, 1894
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This photograph portrays William Creese who was the first Secretary of the Y.M.C.A. London and a very close friend to Sir George Williams, founder of the Young Men's Christian Association in London. Mr. Creese was among the original twelve members of the Y.M.C.A. London and was the only original member to outlive Sir George ("The Life of Sir George Williams" by J. E. Hodder Williams, 1908 and "George Williams and the YMCA" by Clyde Binfield, 1973). This picture was published in "The Life of Sir George Williams", (pp. 110 and 111). On the verso of this picture it can be read "Mr. W. Crease [sic], Teddington near Tewksbury, Engd. 1894. One of the first two volunteer Sects. found on Avon in 1844 - 1845. On the verso of this picture it can be read "Mr. W. Crease [sic], Teddington near Tewksbury, Engd. 1894. One of the first two volunteer Sects. found on Avon in 1844 - 1845.
|Watson, H. W|
|Springfield College Archives and Special Collections|
|International Young Men's Christian Association|
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