1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Shimoda-shi (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 described life at sea, calls at ports on the East Coast of the United States, investigation of fishing rights in Canadian waters, and international stops made during the expedition to Japan. Journals include illustrations.