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Author Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925.

Title America, Asia and the Pacific [electronic resource] : the Edward Sylvester Morse Collection from the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, 1877-1925.

Published Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2008.


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Notes Title from home page (viewed on 20 Dec. 2008)
Correspondents include: Alexander Agassiz, Louis Agassiz, William Sturgis Bigelow, Charles Darwin, Ernest Fenollosa, Yukichi Fukuzawa, Isabella Stewart Gardner, John M Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ernest Ingersoll, Hiroyuki Kato, Percival Lowell, Charles Eliot Norton, Frederick Putnam, Hideo Takamine, Seiichi Tejima, Charles Townsend, Charles Weld, Yu Kil-chun.
Summary Diaries, journals, sketches, correspondence, scrapbooks, research files, lecture notes, publications and other papers of Edward Sylvester Morse, one of the first Americans to live in Japan. These provide a wonderful insight into the culture and society of Meiji Japan. In addition to preserving the household records of a samurai family and many accounts of the tea ceremony, Morse made notes on subjects as diverse as shop signs, fireworks, hairpins, agricultural tools, artists' studios, music, games, printing, carpentry, the Ainu, gardens, household construction, art and architecture. Morse devoted much of his life to the task of documenting life in Japan before it was transformed by Western modernization. The records also cover his work at the Imperial University of Tokyo where he taught science and was Chair of Zoology. He was a crucial figure in the initial engagement between Japan and America and his papers are also important for relations between East Asia and America in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Original Version Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Other author Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910.
Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873.
Bigelow, William Sturgis, 1850-1926.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908.
Fukuzawa, Yukichi, 1835-1901.
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924.
Gould, John Mead, 1839-1930.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Ingersoll, Ernest, 1852-1946.
Katō, Hiroyuki.
Lowell, Percival, 1855-1916.
Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908.
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915.
Takamine, Hideo, 1854-1910.
Tejima, Seiichi, 1849-1918.
Townsend, Charles.
Weld, Charles, 1857 - 1911.
Yu, Kil-chun, 1856-1914.
Phillips Library (Peabody Essex Museum)
Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
Subject Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925 -- Archives.
Tōkyō Teikoku Daigaku.
Zoologists -- Japan -- Archives.
Natural history -- Japan.
Mollusks -- Japan.
Ethnology -- Japan.
Jōmon culture.
Archaeology -- Japan.
Folk art -- Japan.
Pottery, Japanese.
Japan -- Civilization -- 1868-1912 -- Sources.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1868-1912 -- Sources.
Japan -- Description and travel -- Sources.
Japan -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Japan.
Japan -- Antiquities.