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Title Letter Book of the Commission in Charge of the Japanese Embassy
Reference W9-3269
Library Hagley Museum and Library
Date 1860
Description This letterbook of the Commission in Charge of the Japanese Embassy is from The Hagley Library and Museum. The letterbook includes correspondence from Samuel Francis du Pont detailing the visit of the first Japanese ambassador to the United States in 1860, and Japanese-American relations.
Document Type Correspondence, Manuscript
Theme(s) Politics, War and Diplomacy; Trade and Commerce
Keywords ambassador, education, embassy, envoy, government, health, interpreter, Japanese-American relations, language, law, medicine, navy, physician, police, treaty, voyage
Countries Japan; USA
Places Washington; D.C.; New York; Philadelphia; Boston; Baltimore; Brooklyn; Tokyo Bay; San Francisco
Ports Tokyo, Japan; Boston USA
Company Smithsonian Institution; American Medical Association
Ships Niagara
People Samuel Francis du Pont
Additional Information Samuel Francis Du Pont (1803-1865) was a career naval officer who commanded the South Atlantic Squadron for the Union during the Civil War. His papers include personal and naval correspondence and journals describing his voyage.

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