||Richard Henry Gregory Papers
Gregory, Richard Henry
||ECU Manuscript Collection
||Papers (1905-1906) of Tarboro, NC tobacconist who traveled to Japan and China, 1905-1930, consisting of two diaries and one letter.
||0.11 Cubic feet,
Typescript and photocopies of two diaries and one letter (1905-1906), original in manuscript collection of Duke University Library.
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.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Richard Henry Gregory Papers (#280), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Loaned by Mrs. Jane Marrow
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.
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.