Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1850-06-27
Death 1904-09-26
Japanese
English, Japanese

Biographical notes:

Teacher at the government college at Kumato.

From the description of Letters, 1893-1894. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122442926

American author noted for his writings on Japan.

From the description of Letter, 1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367407866

Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), Victorian romantic writer, was born Patrick Lafcadio Hearn of Irish-Greek parentage. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1869 from Europe and in 1890 went to Japan, where he wrote books and articles, taught in Japanese universities and became a citizen of Japan. He interpreted Japanese thought and life to the West.

From the description of Lafcadio Hearn letters, 1891-1902. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122607875

From the guide to the Lafcadio Hearn letters, 1891-1902, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Author and scholar of Japanese literature and culture.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, 1876 May 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 635612232

From the description of Autograph letter signed IONIKOE : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, [1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632410902

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1899 Apr. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631723734

From the description of Notes of a Trip to Izumo : [Japan] : autograph manuscript signed, 1897 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270483160

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1900 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631862671

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Saint Pierre, Martinique, to Alice Wellington Rollins, 1889 Feb. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632333886

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Alice Wellington Rollins, [ca. 1888] Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632253573

From the description of Autograph letter : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, [1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 635588763

From the description of Autograph letter : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, [1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 635572382

From the description of Collection of Lafcadio Hearn letters : Japan and other places, to various recipients, 1878-1902. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 635612741

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kumamoto, Japan, to Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1893 Aug. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270475784

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Orleans, to J.W. Bouton, [1883 Aug.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270465244

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Matsue or Izumo, Japan, to Alice Wellington Rollins, 1890 Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270476458

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Orleans, to John Foord, 1887 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270472812

From the description of Autograph letter signed "Y. Koizumi" : Tokyo, to Mrs. H. Harrison, 1902 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270474541

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Elizabeth Bisland, [1887 July]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270465434

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Little, Brown, and Company, 1900 May 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270475804

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Japan], to Paula Baltzer, 1898 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270472353

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1900 June 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631793361

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1900 Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631781541

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1899 July 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631779107

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Orleans, to Howard Malcolm Ticknor, 1884 June 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270465415

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to the J.P. Stetson Hat Co., 1897 Jan. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631265845

From the description of Autograph letter : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, [1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 635604577

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Japan], to Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1893 Dec. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 635572869

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, [1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632390986

From the description of Collection of autograph letters signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1897 Jan. 1-1900 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270475017

From the description of A Japanese miscellany : Tokyo : autograph manuscript signed many times, 1900 Jan. 10-Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270482084

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Orleans, to Mary Louise Booth, 1885 June 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270465454

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1899 Nov. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631781489

From the description of At Hakata : Kumamoto, Japan : autograph manuscript signed, 1894 Apr. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269605809

From the description of Notes from a travelling-diary : Kobe, Japan : autograph manuscript signed, 1895 May 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270483148

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1899 Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631723650

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1898 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631294717

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1898 Jan. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631287286

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1898 Sept. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631302117

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1900 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631843747

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Tokyo], to Emil Gullman, 1900 Sept. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631855191

From the description of Autograph letter : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, [1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632333935

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, [1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 635522958

From the description of Autograph story : Cincinnati, [1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632338926

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Little, Brown, and Company, 1900 Dec. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 635522994

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, 1876 Sept. or Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 635535704

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, [1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632338809

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kumamoto, Japan, to Alice Wellington Rollins, 1892 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632338881

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kobe, Japan, to Alice Wellington Rollins, 1895 Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632338930

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, [1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632338965

From the description of Autograph fragment of a letter signed with initials : place not specified, to an unidentified recipient, undated [1873-1890]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632268554

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Alice Wellington Rollins, [1889]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632308152

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Cincinnati], to [Ellen Freeman], 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632280945

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to [Ellen Freeman], 1876 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632289663

From the description of Autograph description signed of the sacred name of Japan : Kumamoto, Japan, 1892 Feb. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632268567

From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Alice Wellington Rollins, [ca. 1878]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632308086

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman], undated [ca. 1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 635518154

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1898 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631337790

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1898 Sept. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631318626

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to [Ellen Freeman], undated [1875-1876]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632253560

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman, 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632253596

Lafcadio Hearn, born in Greece and raised in Ireland, France, and England, was an American short-story and travel writer, journalist, literary critic, translator, poet, and author of culinary literature.

From the description of Lafcadio Hearn collection of papers, 1883-1904. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517332

From the guide to the Lafcadio Hearn collection of papers, 1883-1904, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Hearn was a writer, translator, and teacher who introduced the culture and literature of Japan to the West. His own writings included novels, short stories, and essays on history and literary criticism.

From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1885-1893. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82694561

From the guide to the Miscellaneous papers, 1885-1893., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Bouton was a New York bookdealer. Hearn, who moved to Japan in 1889, is best known for his writings on Japan.

From the description of Letters : to James Warren Bouton, 1883-1884. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612847165

Author.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : Yokohama, Japan, to Harper & Brothers, 1890 May 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270476355

From the description of Correspondence between Hearn, Mrs. Ellen Freeman, and Henry Watkin : Cincinnati, 1876 May 4-Nov. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270480067

Lafcadio Hearn was an American writer of Greek-Irish parentage. He wrote for newspapers in Cincinnati and New Orleans before moving to Japan. He married a Japanese woman and had a son, Kozuo Koizumi.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1900-1935, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885919

Writer.

Born in Greece in 1850 and educated in France and England, Hearn immigrated to the U.S. in 1869 and settled in Cincinnati. In 1877 he moved to New Orleans and worked as a journalist, most notably as literary editor of the Times-Democrat. After leaving New Orleans in 1887, he lived in Martinique before immigrating to Japan in 1890, where he resided until his death in 1904. His observations about the Creole societies of New Orleans and Martinique and the traditional society of Japan provided subject matter for much of his journalism and fiction.

From the description of Correspondence, 1884-1897. (Loyola University). WorldCat record id: 25173639

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Subjects:

  • Book collecting
  • Mythology, Japanese
  • Temples
  • Private libraries
  • Buddhism
  • Literature--History and criticism
  • Education, Higher--Japan
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Religion
  • Universities and colleges
  • Philosophy
  • Japanese language--Study and teaching
  • Publishers and publishing--Japan
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Art, Japanese
  • Japanese literature
  • Japanese philology
  • College students
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
  • Education, higher
  • Dragonflies--Pictorial works
  • Music
  • College students--Japan

Occupations:

  • Authors
  • College teachers

Places:

  • New Orleans (La.) (as recorded)
  • Japan--Osaka (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Japan--Kumamato (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Osaka (Japan) (as recorded)
  • Japan--Tokyo (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)