Richard Henry Gregory Papers

Manuscript Collection #280
Gregory, Richard Henry, 1876-1955
Physical description
0.11 Cubic Feet, Typescript and photocopies of two diaries and one letter (1905-1906), original in manuscript collection of Duke University Library.
Preferred Citation
Richard Henry Gregory Papers (#280), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
No restrictions

Papers (1905-1906) of Tarboro, NC tobacconist who traveled to Japan and China, 1905-1930, consisting of two diaries and one letter.

Biographical/historical information

Richard Henry Gregory, tobacconist of Tarboro, N.C., recounts his first trip to China (1905-1906), where he made his home until retirement in 1935.

Scope and arrangement

Gregory gives a brief chronological account of his trip to and journey in China, commenting on soldiers in Tokyo, the stopping of their ship by Japanese gunboats, tobacco crop and prices, opium smoking, magistrates, physical conditions, and various temples.

The letter (January 12, 1906) from Shanghai mentions the coming Chinese New Year and the English atmosphere of the city.

Administrative information
Custodial History

March 19, 1975, 3 items; Copies of letter and diaries (1905-1906) of tobacconist in China. Loaned for copying by Mrs. Jane Marrow, Tarboro, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Loaned by Mrs. Jane Marrow

Processing information

Processed by R. Faulkner, May 1975

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Related material

Guide to the Jane Gregory Marrow Oral History Interview

Guide to the North Carolina Council: Jane Gregory Marrow Oral History Interview

Jane Gregory Marrow Family Papers

Guide to the Hattie A. Gregory Papers

Key terms
Personal Names
Gregory, Richard Henry, 1876-1955
Opium abuse--China
Tobacco industry--China
China--Description and travel