Richard Henry Gregory Papers, 1905-1906

Manuscript Collection #280

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Richard Henry Gregory Papers
    Creator: Gregory, Richard Henry, 1876-1955
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1905-1906) of Tarboro, NC tobacconist who traveled to Japan and China, 1905-1930, consisting of two diaries and one letter.
    Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, Typescript and photocopies of two diaries and one letter (1905-1906), original in manuscript collection of Duke University Library.
  • Description

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    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.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Loaned by Mrs. Jane Marrow

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Richard Henry Gregory Papers (#280), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by R. Faulkner, May 1975

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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