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Richard Henry Gregory Papers, 1905-1906

(Manuscript Collection #280)

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Title: Richard Henry Gregory Papers
Creator: Gregory, Richard Henry
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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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.

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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.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Mrs. Jane Marrow

Processing Information

  • Processed by R. Faulkner, May 1975

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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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.

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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.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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