University of California, Los Angeles - Charles E. Young Research Library
Photograph album documenting an excursion to Japan, China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines in fall 1906.
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
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.
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Trading house founded in 1819 by Samuel Russell in Guangzhou (Canton), China. Correspondence, financial and legal records, and miscellany relating to the company and its founder, Samuel Russell (1789-circa 1862), and members of his family.
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Naval officer. Correspondence, letterbooks, manuscript of "Africa and the American Flag" (1854), journals, logbooks, miscellaneous ships' records, and other papers relating principally to Foote's naval career, trade with Japan, missionaries in Hawaii, Civil War naval actions, and Foote's personal life. Also includes a journal, 1845-1847, kept by Madison Rush on a cruise from New York to China and South America.
New Haven Museum & Historical Society Library
Correspondence, diaries, journals, ships' logs, account books, insurance papers, and other records, documenting the activities of New Haven, Conn., ships and seamen -- Includes records of vessels sailing to Europe, the Mediterranean, Caribbean, West Indies, Africa, South America, Sandwich Islands, the Pacific, and Canton, China; journals of whaling and sealing voyages; U.S. Navy cruises and Wilkes Exploring Expedition (1838-1842); papers of steamboat companies; diaries of captains, seamen, and passengers; admiralty court papers; and references to the War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, slave trade, and the California gold rush. Major subcollections include papers of George Attwater; U.S. naval officer Henry Eld; James Goodrich and James W. Goodrich; U.S. naval officer Timothy Atwater Hunt; David Phipps; John Richardson; Walter W. Thompson; and Charles Hervey Townshend
New Bedford Whaling Museum,-- Research Library
Log, keeper unknown, relating to a merchant marine voyage from New York, N.Y., to Canton (Guangzhou) China, and return to New York -- Includes descriptions of accidents and death at sea and indigenous people. Other places represented include Bali, Java, and Macau
Massachusetts Historical Society
Correspondence and other papers of the Forbes family of Milton, Mass. Mostly papers of Robert Bennet Forbes (1804-89), Francis Blackwell Forbes (1839-1908), and James Murray Forbes (1845-1937). Includes correspondence with the merchant firms T.H. Perkins & Sons, Baring Bros., Russell & Co., Hong merchant Houqua, R.C. Winthrop, Nathaniel Bowditch and other Bowditch family members, B.F. Butler, George Bancroft, Theodore Lyman, Alfred Richardson, and many others. Subjects include the China trade; the ships Macedonian and Jamestown and their voyages to relieve the Irish famine; the ships Niantic, Coquette, Canton Packet, and Alert; sea-faring life; oriental botany; Massachusetts Humane Society; bimetallism; the Opium War; descriptions of Canton, China; and the history of Shanghai
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence, ships' papers, account books, memorandum books, accounts, bills, receipts, and printed material, chiefly relating to Shreve's activities as supercargo and shipmaster on a number of Salem vessels (1805-1835). Includes information documenting early American trade with Canton, China, in porcelain, tea, and silk
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence and accounts chiefly relating to maritime commerce between the U.S. and China (1827-1874) reflecting the Opium War and political and mercantile conditions in China, and to a lesser extent, shipping between U.S. East Coast ports and South America; deeds and other property records pertaining to real estate owned in Rhode Island, New York, N.Y., and Illinois; and estate papers of the Talbots and the family of Talbot's wife, the Richmonds, of Providence, R.I. Includes correspondence (1841-1843) between his firm, Talbot, Olyphant & Co., New York, N.Y., and Commodore Lawrence Kearny, of U.S. East India Squadron, William H. Morss, member of the firm in Canton, and William Delano, U.S. vice consul at Macao, concerning an attack by the Chinese military on a party from the Talbot ship Morrison, and demands for compensation; and papers concerning his support of the Presbyterian Church, its foreign missionary activities, and the American Bible Society. Persons represented include ... Read More
Michigan State University - University Archives and Historical Collections
The collection contains a journal that was kept by Michigan State University student Donna L. Rinn during a Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) sponsored tour of the People's Republic of China in 1979. Rinn traveled to Tokyo, Peking, Chengtu, Shanghai, Hangchow, Kwangchow, Shumchun, and Hong Kong. The journal contains Rinn's description and comments on China and its people. The itinerary for the tour is also included

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