Autograph letter signed : Matsue or Izumo, Japan, to Alice Wellington Rollins, 1890 Dec. 5.


Autograph letter signed : Matsue or Izumo, Japan, to Alice Wellington Rollins, 1890 Dec. 5.

Apologizing for not writing sooner; noting that he had to examine "many hundred boys, and most of them on four different subjects"; thanking her for a photograph; wishing she had been able to come to Japan; referring to Izumo as "the queerest little Japanese town you ever saw"; discussing his passport difficulties and suggesting he may become a Japanese citizen; describing how he is "now almost a Japanese"; giving details of Japanese food and dining customs; saying of the food in Japan that "the variety appears to be infinite, and the preparation an infinite succession of miracles of ingenuity"; asking about her Alaskan journey; commenting on the Japanese: "It is quite right [the Japanese] should call themselves the descendants of the Gods."

1 item (3 p.) ; 32.7 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7180444

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