Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1898 Jan. 1.


Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1898 Jan. 1.

Enclosing a letter written (but apparently not sent) to the Stetson Company the previous year (MA 2532.1), and discussing his endeavors to purchase Stetson hats in Japan. Giving his address in English, but enclosing (see accompanying material) slips printed with his address in Japanese to be pasted on Gullman's returning envelopes, instructing him to write only "Tokyo, Japan" on the envelope. Discussing Stetson hats, mentioning "I don't remember precisely what I said to Professor Foxwell about the Stetson hat; but I guess that his statement [to Gullman] represented symbolically my appreciation of its indestructibility." Noting that they were popular "among the planters" when Hearn was in the South, and suggesting that it might be made popular in the West Indies, if only "the agent would risk his life in trying to push it during the fever season." Noting that with Gullman's success in Central America, he "might "be just the right man for the West Indies."

1 item (3 p.) ; 20.2 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7883572

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