15 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Japan--Description and travel.

  1. William Speiden, Jr., journals, 1852-1946

    20 items ; 3 containers ; 0.8 linear feet ; 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Journals kept by Speiden, purser's clerk on the USS Mississippi (sidewheel steamer), a flagship during the U.S. naval expedition to Japan led by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, 1852-1854. Speiden provided a detailed account of the reception given to Perry and his party and of deliberations between Perry and representatives of the emperor of Japan held in Yokohama-shi, Japan. Speiden also...

  2. Verner W. Clapp papers, 1901-1994

    16,000 items ; 52 containers ; 18.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Librarian. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, writings, notes, subject files, printed matter, and other papers relating to Clapp's service as a librarian, including at the Library of Congress, duties as chief librarian to the United Nations Conference on International Organization, San Francisco, Calif., 1945; work for Unesco on various international library matters; his role in the...

  3. George Kennan papers, 1840-1937

    60,000 items ; 137 containers ; 54.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Explorer, author, journalist, and lecturer. Correspondence, family letters, notes and notebooks, articles, diaries, journals, clippings, lecture material, printed matter, memorabilia, autobiographical and biographical material, photographs, and maps relating particularly to Czarist Russia and Siberia, where Kennan made extensive explorations and prepared studies on social conditions, prisons,...

  4. Philipp Franz von Siebold papers, 1609-1927

    20 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    German physician, explorer, and scientist. Microfilm of correspondence, notes, memoranda, writings, reports, printed matter, and other papers consisting primarily of Siebold's notes and writings on the flora, fauna, geology, and meteorology of Japan, including observations and comments on its history, culture, customs, and languages. Also includes material relating to Korea and Taiwan.

  5. Eleanor Lord Pray papers, 1894-1975

    3,800 items ; 11 containers ; 4.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Member of a New England merchant family living in Vladivostok, Russia. Primarily letters written and received by Pray. Letters describe daily life, the city and its surroundings, and historic events.

  6. Clara A. Whitney papers, 1872-1975

    75 items ; 4 containers ; 1.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Diaries reflecting Whitney's life in Japan with her parents, American educators William C. Whitney and Anna L. Whitney, detailing Japanese social life and customs and the Whitney’s travels through Europe and Asia. Includes writings and other material relating to her family and to the household of her father-in-law, Japanese naval officer Katsu Kaishū.

  7. Charles E. Bohlen papers, 1862-1978

    9,350 items ; 36 containers plus 2 classified and 2 oversize ; 14.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Diplomat, executive, and author. Correspondence, speeches and lectures, writings, drafts, notes, research material, appointment books, interviews, subject files, photographs and photograph albums, and other papers largely relating to Bohlen's diplomatic career and his book Witness to History, 1929-1969.

  8. Harold Raymond Wayne Benjamin papers, 1908-1972

    17,000 items ; 49 containers ; 20 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Educator. Correspondence, subject files, speeches and writings, and other papers relating mainly to Benjamin’s career in the field of education.

  9. David Murray papers, 1866-1930

    250 items ; 5 containers ; 2 linear feet ; 3 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Educator. Mainly writings and notes by Murray on education and the history and culture of Japan based on Murray’s observations while superintending the educational reform of that country.

  10. William A.H. Allen papers, 1863-1884

    14 items ; 8 oversize containers ; 4 linear feet ; 3 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer and engineer. Journals with photographs, sketches, and illustrations describing Allen's activities while serving in the United States Navy during the Civil War, subsequently on ships in the Mediterranean, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, and at stations on the east and west coasts of the United States and Europe.