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Box 1, Folder 2

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office and with other Japanese diplomatic posts (Kimitsu honsho oyobi sonota orai).

General Physical Description note: 266 frames. Reel I.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the assassination of Kim Ok-kyun, records of conversations between Japanese Foreign Minister Mutsu Munemitsu and the Chinese Minister in Japan concerning the situation in Korea before the Sino-Japanese War. Documents relating to the outbreak of war between China and Japan, and the Tonghak Rebellion. Secret communications between Mutsu and Minister in Korea Otori Keisuke. Documents relating to Sino-Korean and Russo-Korean relations at the beginning of the Sino-Japanese War. Feb. 28 - Nov. 24, 1894.
Missing frames: 72, 85, 98, 169. Illegible fr.: 54, 96, 172-4, 180, 184, 194. First 20 frames unnumbered. Numbered frames begin with #20. Two different frames each numbered 46 and 167. 143b, 144a, 224, 225 in English.
Folder 3

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office and with other Japanese diplomatic posts, (Meiji 27-nen kimitsu shoho o). 1894

General Physical Description note: 136 frames. Reel I.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Mutsu and Japanese Minister in Korea Inoue Kaoru relating to political conditions in Korea after the outbreak of the Sino Japanese war. Sept. 8 - Nov. 24, 1894.
Illegible frames: 99, 104-110, 114, 116, 117, 123, 124, 126, 131, 133, 12, 13 in English.
Folder 4

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office and with other Japanese diplomatic posts, (Meiji 27-nen shoho kimitsushin). 1894

General Physical Description note: 154 frames. Reel I.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Mutsu and Japanese Minister in Korea Otori relating to the affairs of Hong Chong-u, Kim Ok-kyun's assassin, and other political matters discussed with the Korean government. May 4 - Nov. 28, 1894.
Missing frame: 40. Illegible fr.: 39. Two different frames numbered 41.
Folder 5

Documents relating to the Tonghak Movement; Appendix--documents relating to the dispatch of Japanese police force in (Meiji 27-nen Togakuto ni kansuru ken; tsuketari junsa haken no ken). 1894

General Physical Description note: 287 frames. Reel I.

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Correspondence to and from Korean Foreign Minister Kim Yun-sik with Japanese Ministers in Korea Otori and Inoue relating to the Tonghak Rebellion. Sept. 24, 1894 - Feb. 24, 1895.
Missing frame: 67. Three different frames numbered 79; two numbered 104. 84 is followed by 84-1, -2; 210 by 210-1; 216 by 216-1.
Folder 6

Documents relating to the Palace Guard and other matters (Okyu goei sonota).

General Physical Description note: 14 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Proposal of Commander of the Mixed Brigade Oshima Yoshimasa to Japanese Minister in Korea Otori concerning the regulations for the Korean Royal Palace Guards. Documents relating to the confiscation of weapons from the Korean government by Oshima.
Aug. 19-23, 1894.
12 is followed by two unnumbered frames.
Folder 7

Documents relating to loans made by the Bank of Japan and by the First Bank [in Tokyo] to the Korean government in (Meiji 28-nen Nihon Ginko oyobi Daiichi Ginko tai Chosen seifu kashikin). 1895

General Physical Description note: 34 frames. Reel I.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the 3,000,000 yen loan made to the Korean government by Tokyo's First Bank in 1895. Japanese and Chinese texts of contracts between the Bank of Japan and the First Bank, and the Korean government.
Illegible frames: 12, 14, 22, 27, 34. Two different frames numbered 7.
Folder 8

Copies of Japanese-language telegrams to and from the Japanese Legation in Korea in (Meiji 27-nen wabun ofuku dempo hikae). 1894

General Physical Description note: 88 frames. Reel I.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams sent to Japanese Ministers in Korea Otori and Inoue from Japanese consuls in Korea relating to political, social, and economic conditions in local areas after the outbreak of the Tonghak Rebellion and the Sino-Japanese War.
Illegible frames: 1, 2, 21, 22, 27, 36, 56, 62, 68, 78. Continued in Folder 281.
Folder 9

Correspondence between the Japanese Legation in Korea and the Home Office in (Meiji 28-nen honsho oraishin). 1895

General Physical Description note: 62 frames. Reel I.

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Correspondence between Acting Japanese Foreign Minister Prince Saionji Kimmochi and Japanese Minister in Korea Inoue relating to the judicial reorganization in Korea and to the Russian press on the Far Eastern situation. Includes a secret dispatch from a Japanese official in Vladivostok to the Home Office. Aug. 1 - Dec. 31, 1895.
Folder 10

Documents relating to military affairs, (Meiji 27, 8-nen gunji kankei no ken). 1894-5

General Physical Description note: 138 frames. Reel I.

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Secret correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Otori and Japanese consuls and military and police commanders in Korea concerning political and social conditions in Korea during the Sino-Japanese War. July 4, 1894 - Apr. 2, 1895.
Illegible frames: 1-3, 10, 11, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31, 38, 47, 55, 71, 84-86, 88, 89, 120.
Folder 11

Documents relating to the domestic reforms of [in Korea] (Meiji 27-nen naisei rikaku). 1894

General Physical Description note: 232 frames. Reel I.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Mutsu and Japanese Minister in Korea Inoue relating to political and economic reforms in Korea. Communications between Inoue and Korean Prime Minister Kim Hong-jip concerning the opening of ports, the Japanese-Korean offensive and defensive alliance, the establishment of neutral zones in Korea. Documents relating to the conversations between the Japanese and Russian Ministers, the Taewongun's political activity; the Anglo-Korean agreements on railroad and mining operations.
Folder 12

Report on the popular uprising in the Cholla province and documents relating to the disturbances in the Royal Palace, (Meiji 27, 8-nen Zenra minjo hokoku, Kyuketsunai sojo no ken). 1894-5

General Physical Description note: 266 frames. Reel I.

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Communications from Japanese consults in Korea to Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Sugimura Fukashi relating to the Tonghak Rebellion. Communications from Japanese Minister in Korea Miura Goro to the [UNK] Office relating to cabinet changes and palace affairs in Korea. May 6, 1894 - Dec. 2, 1895.
Missing frames: 7, 10, 11, 14, 16-18, 50, 102, 109, 110. Illegible fr.: 2, 8, 9, 12, 13, 25, 43, 45, 49, 51-72, 78, 80, 82-88, 94, 96, 112, 113, 119, 121-125, 132, 156, 160-170, 182-185, 188, 189, 194-205, 207-213, 218-226, 260, 263, 175 is followed by 175-2, -3, -4, -5, -6; 232 by 233-3; 239 by 239-2; 244 by 244-2; 262 by 262-2; 263 by 263-2. 240 is a reproduction of an issue of the Korean Official Gazette. 266-267a in Korean.
Folder 13

Confidential official correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office and with other Japanese diplomatic posts, (Meiji 27-nen shoho kimitsu koshin o). 1894

General Physical Description note: 202 frames. Reel I.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Mutsu and Japanese Minister in Korea Otori relating to the political reforms in Korea. Texts of agreement between Japan and Korea relating to the administrative reorganization in Korea. Texts of the treaty concerning the opening of Chinnamp'o and Mokp'o to Japan. June 23 - Sept. 8, 1894.
Illegible frames: 177, 195, 196, 202. 123-136 in English.
Folder 14

Documents relating to the conspiracy of Pak Y0ng-hyo, (Meiji 27-nen Boku Ei-ko fuki jiken). July, 1895

General Physical Description note: 34 frames. Reel XVIII.

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Diplomatic correspondence between Japanese Chargé d'Affaires in Korea Sugimura with Korean Foreign Minister Kim Yun-sik relating to the question of custody of Pak Y0ng-hyo. July 7 - 11, 1895.
1 is followed by 1-2; 2 by 2-2; 3 by 3-2.
Folder 14a

Documents relating to the Treaty of Protection, (Meiji 38-nen Hogo kyoyaku). 1905

General Physical Description note: 175 frames. Reel XVIII.

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Correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Katsura Taro and Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke relating to the closing of the Russian, American, French, British, German, Italian, Belgian, and other legations in Korea. Documents relating to the Japanese-Korean Treaty of Protection of 1905; the establishment of Residency-General; and the reports of the Japanese Adviser to the Police Administration, Maruyama Shigetoshi, relating to the arrest of the members of Korean Youth Organization. Dec. 8, 1905 - Feb. 2, 1906.
Missing frames: 25, 74, 136-139, 150, 176. Illegible fr.: 47, 62a, 63, 75, 87, 117b, 171, 175a. 135 is followed by nine frames renumbered from 160-169 to 140-149. 3-8, 51-53a, 160-163 in Korean; 9a, 16a, 20a, 31-37a, 44, 50, 75-78a, 89-90a, 121a, 127, 128a, 167-169a, 171-175 in English; 132-134 in French.
Folder 15

Diplomatic correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Korean government, (Meiji 28-nen Gaibu orai). 1895

General Physical Description note: 82 frames. Reel II.

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Communications between Korean Prime Minister Kim Hong-jip and Japanese Minister in Korea Inoue relating to the peace negotiations between China and Japan, and to the appointment of a new Japanese Minister to Korea. Jan 19, 1894 - Sept. 2, 1895.
Missing frame: 75. Illegible fr.: 10, 11, 21. 55 is followed by 55-1, -2, and -3; 56 by 56-1; 63 by 63-1; 78 by 78-1, -2.
Folder 16

Confidential official correspondence and documents relating to secret funds for the period preceding and following the outbreak of Sino-Japanese War, Documents relating to the return of the Liaotung Peninsula, The Russo-Japanese Agreement of concerning Korea (Meiji 27-nen Nisshin jihen zengo kimitsu koshin oyobi kimitsuhi. Meiji 28-nen Ryoto Hanto kampu no ken. Meiji 28-nen Chosen ni kansuru Nichiro kyotei). 1894. 1895. 1896

General Physical Description note: 115 frames. Reel II.

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Confidential correspondence between Acting Japanese Foreign Minister Saionji and Japanese Minister in Korea Inoue relating to the return of the Liaotung Peninsula to China. Correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Mutsu and Japanese Minister in Korea Otori concerning the independence of Korea. Texts of Japanese declarations concerning Japanese interests and intentions in Manchuria and Korea. Confidential dispatch from Saionji to Japanese Minister in Korea Hara Satoshi relating to the Russo-Japanese Agreement of 1896 concerning Korea. July 30, 1894 - Sept. 3, 1896.
Missing frame: 1-1. Illegible fr.: 33, 38, 49-55, 57, 84. 2 is preceded by 1-2, -3. 28 is followed by 28-1, -2, -3, -4; 87 by 87-1, -2. 84, 86, 102-106, 109-111 in French.
Folder 17

Documents concerning damages suffered by Japanese in Korea, (Meiji 29-nen hojin higai ni kansuru shorui). 1896

General Physical Description note: 213 frames. Reel II.

Scope and Contents note

Reports submitted to Japanese Ministers in Korea Komura Jutaro and Hara from Japanese consuls Kato Masuo and Mochizuki Satoo at Pusan, Hagiwara Shuichi at Inchon; and Futaguchi Yoshihisa at W0nsan relating to the damage suffered by Japanese nationals during the insurrection in Korea in 1896. Reports to the Japanese Legation from Japanese military and police commanders relating to the insurrection. Feb. 15 - Oct. 7, 1896.
Missing frames: 1, 145. Illegible fr.: 3, -36, 46, 155, 174, 177, 186, 188-191, 014. 201 is followed by 01-14.
Folder 18

Correspondence of Japanese consulates and other posts, (Meiji 28-nen kaku ryojikan sonota ofuku). 1895

General Physical Description note: 150 frames. Reel II.

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Reports submitted to Japanese Minister in Korea Komura from Japanese consuls and military commanders in Korea relating to insurrections in various parts of Korea. Documents relating to the involvement of Russian seamen in a plot to murder members of the Korean government. Communications between Japanese Prime Minister Saionji and Korean Foreign Minister Kim Yun-sik relating to the stationing of Japanese troops in Korea. Mar. 10 - Aug. 9, 1895.
Illegible frames: 2, 35-41, 44, 49, 50, 55-61, 64-67, 76, 79, 93, 94, 123-126. 142, 143 in English.
Folder 19

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office, (Meiji 28-nen kimitsu honsho orai). 1895

General Physical Description note: 308 frames. Reel II.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Mutsu and Japanese Minister in Korea Inoue relating to the employment of Japanese advisers in the Korean government and to the political situation in Korea. Communications between Acting Japanese Foreign Minister Saionji and Korean Foreign Minister Kim Yun-sik concerning the stationing of the Japanese troops in Korea. Jan. 4 - Nov. 15, 1895.
Missing frames: 20-22, 108, 114, 282-288, 304-323. Illegible fr.: 140, 143, 145, 162, 182, 197, 201, 226, 230-232, 235, 239, 242, 243, 297, 300. Two frames each numbered 18 and 19. 145 is followed by 145-1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6.
Folder 20

Reports of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, (Meiji 29-nen honsho o hokoku). 1896

General Physical Description note: 157 frames. Reel II.

Scope and Contents note

Reports submitted to Acting Japanese Foreign Minister Saionji from Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Kato Masuo and Japanese Minister in Korea Hara relating to the insurrection in Korea and the Korean Imperial edict concerning the control of telegraph lines and related regulations. Reports submitted to Japanese Foreign Minister Okuma Shigenobu from Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Kato relating to the political conditions in Korea. June 10 - Dec. 27, 1896.
Missing frames: 32, 33, 78, 142, 143. Illegible fr.: 14, 20, 22, 41, 60, 61, 80, 81, 86, 94, 96, 97, 104, 110, 111, 113, 145, 148, 158. Two frames each numbered 36 and 74.
Folder 21

Miscellaneous documents relating to the abduction of Yi II-sik and Kw0n Tong-su, and the torture case of An Ky0ng-su, (Meiji 27-nen Ri Itsu-shoku, Gon To-ju daso no ken--Meiji 27-nen zakken. Meiji 33-nen An Kyo-ju komon jiken--Meiji 27-nen zakken). 1894 1900

General Physical Description note: 65 frames. Reel II.

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Documents relating to the death of Kw0n Tong-su and An Ky0ng-su under torture by the Japanese police. Communications from Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke to Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki Shuzo, and to Korean Foreign Minister Pak Che-sun relating to the death of An Ky0ng-su. Apr. 3, 1895 - June 15, 1900.
Missing frame: 62. 2 is followed by 2-1, -2. 42, 43 and 46-48 in Korean.
Folder 22

Copies of European-language telegrams to and from the Japanese Legation in Korea, - Part II (Meiji 27-nen obun dempo ofuku hikae ni). March - June, 1894

General Physical Description note: 24 frames. Reel II.

Scope and Contents note

Copies of English-language telegrams relating to the assassination of Kim Ok-kyubn, the arrest of assassin Yi Il-sik, and the Tonghak Movement.
Folder 23

Copies of European-language telegrams to and from the Japanese Legation in Korea, --Part IV (Meiji 27-nen obun dempo ofuku hikae shi). Aug. 9 - Oct. 4, 1894

General Physical Description note: 42 frames. Reel II.

Scope and Contents note

Copies of English-language telegrams relating to the Japanese troop activities in Korea during the Sino-Japanese War.
Illegible frame: 9. 7 is followed by 7-1.
Folder 24

Copies of European-language telegrams to and from the Japanese Legation in Korea, --Part III (Meiji 27-nen obun dempo ofuku hikae san). June 9 - Aug. 5, 1894

General Physical Description note: 80 frames. Reel II.

Scope and Contents note

English-language telegrams relating to the Tonghak Movement and Li Hung-chang's policy in Korea.
Illegible frame: 53. 30 is followed by 30-1.
Folder 25

Secret correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with Japanese consular posts in Seoul, Pusan, Inchon, and Wonsan, (Meiji 27-nen Keijo, Fusan, Jinsen, Genzan kimitsu raishin). 1894

General Physical Description note: 180 frames. Reel II.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential communications between Japanese Ministers in Korea Inoue and Otori, and Japanese consuls in Korea relating to the preparations for war, the Tonghak Movement, the Chinese military maneuvers along the northern frontiers of Korea, and the activities of foreigners in Korea. Texts of the agreement concerning the handling of Korean steamships by the Japanese. June 9 - Dec. 3, 1894.
Missing frame: 34. Illegible fr.: 4, 5, 7, 8, 27, 75, 76, 102. 26-28a, 75-78 contain tables.
Folder 26

Documents relating to the demand for the withdrawal of troops and the breakdown of negotiations, (Meiji 27-nen teppei seikyu oyobi dampan haretsu ni itaru made ofuku monjo). 1894

General Physical Description note: 133 frames. Reel II.

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Communications between Korean Minister of Commerce and Trade Cho Py0ng-jik and Japanese Minister in Korea Otori concerning the withdrawal of the Japanese troops from Korea, and the administrative and financial reforms in Korea. Documents relating to the clash between Korean and Japanese troops near Seoul. June 8 - July 23, 1894.
Missing frames: 18, 119. Illegible fr.: 54, 101, 113. 1 is followed by 1-1, -2, -3; 18 by 18-1; 24 by 24-1, -2; 31 by 31-1, -2; 35 by 35-1, -2; 105 by 105-1, -2, -3; 118 by 118-1, -2; 119 by 119-1.
Folder 27

Diplomatic correspondence with Yüan Shih-k'ai dealing with the notification of the beginning of Sino-Japanese hostilities, (Meiji 27-nen Nisshin kaisen tsuchi En Sei-gai to no ofuku). 1894

General Physical Description note: 41 frames. Reel II.

Scope and Contents note

Diplomatic notes exchanged between Japanese Minister in Korea Otori and Yüan Shihk'ai concerning the outbreak of war between China and Japan. June 28 - Aug. 9, 1894.
7 is followed by 7-1, -2; 8 by 8-1, -2; 11 by 11-1, -2; 17 by 17-1, -2; 22 by 22-1, -2, -3.
Folder 28

Miscellaneous documents relating to the Sino-Japanese War, (Meiji 27-nen sen'eki ni kansuru zakken). 1894

General Physical Description note: 22 frames. Reel II.

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous diplomatic notes exchanged between Japanese Minister in Korea Inoue and Korean Foreign Minister Kim Yun-sik concerning the maintenance of Korean telegraph lines, highways, and railroads during the Sino-Japanese War. Oct. 26 - Nov. 17, 1894.
2 is preceded by 1-1, -2.
Folder 29

Diplomatic correspondence to and from the Japanese Legation in Seoul, (Meiji 28-nen, 29-nen shoho ofuku). 1895-96

General Physical Description note: 33 frames. Reel II.

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Documents relating to the Japanese munition dump in Shanghai, the operation of Telegraph Bureau in Korea, Korean War Minister Cho I-y0n's visit to Japanese occupied areas, the report concerning the murder of O Yun-jung, anti-Japanese sentiment in northeastern Korea after the conclusion of the Sino-Japanese War, and the list of new Korean cabinet members as of Feb. 11, 1896.
Illegible frames: 6, 7, 11, 16-18, 21, 22, 25.
Folder 30

Regular reports, (Meiji 27-nen tsujo [UNK]). 1894

General Physical Description note: 90 frames. Reel II.

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Reports submitted by Japanese Minister in Korea Otori to Japanese Foreign Minister Mutsu relating to the political, financial, and social conditions in Korea. Secret report relating to Chinese troop movements near Asan in June, 1894.
Illegible frames: 5, 11, 48, 67, 76-86.
Folder 31

Correspondence between the Japanese Legation in Korea and the Home Office, (Meiji 29-nen honsho oraishin). 1896

General Physical Description note: 86 frames. Reel II.

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Correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Saionji and Japanese Minister in Korea Komura relating to the Japanese military training program for Korea. Correspondence between Saionji and Minister in Korea Hara relating to the Russian timber concession in Korea. Texts of an agreement concerning the employment of a Russian engineer by the Korean government. Jan. 4 - Oct. 24, 1896.
Missing frame: 49. Illegible fr.: 2, 71, 73, 76. 53 is followed by 53-1, -2, -3, -4.
Folder 32

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, (Meiji 27-nen kimitsu honsho o). 1894

General Physical Description note: 409 frames. Reel III.

Scope and Contents note

Documents and texts of a loan contract from the Bank of Japan to the Korean government signed on Mar. 30, 1895. Reports from Japanese Minister in Korea Komura to Acting Japanese Foreign Minister Saionji relating to the removal of the Korean King to the Russian Legation in Seoul; insurrection in Ky0nggi Province; new Korean cabinet members; the Royal Proclamation concerning the removal of the royal court to D0ksu Palace; and the activities ofS0 Chae-p'il, O Yun-jung and other members of the new cabinet. Correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Mutsu and Japanese Minister in Korea Komura relating to political, economic, and social conditions in Korea; the activities of the Russian Minister in Seoul; Russian military training program for Korea. Jan. 9 - Dec. 28, 1896.
Missing frames: 260-262. Illegible fr.: 94, 143, 152, 156, 157, 258, 265, 266, 334, 336, 337, 357, 368, 384. 194-1, -2 in Korean. 249 is followed by 249-1, -2; 250 by 250-1, -2; 251 by 251-1, -2; 341 by 341-1, -2; 359 by 359-1, -2; 392 by a new series, numbered 1 through 12, English. 75a contains the Royal Proclamation of the Korean Emperor in English (Japanese translation in 73, 76, 78).
Folder 33

Confidential official correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Home Office, (Meiji 29-nen honsho rai kimitsu koshin). 1896

General Physical Description note: 198 frames. Reel III.

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Confidential letter received from Acting Japanese Foreign Minister Saionji concerning the official report on Korea by Japanese Minister in the United States Kurino Shin'ichiro. Documents relating to the conversations between Japanese Minister in Russia Nishi Tokujiro and the Head of the Asiatic Bureau of the Russian Foreign Ministry concerning Korea. Copy of the speech of the Chancellor of Exchequer of Great Britain concerning Anglo-Russian relations in the Far East. Documents relating to the removal of the Korean King to the Russian Legation. Copy of the report sent from Japanese Minister in Great Britain Kato Takaaki to the Home Office relating to the conversation between Kato and British Foreign Secretary Salisbury concerning Korea. Documents relating to the Seoul-Inchon R. R., and Japanese-American relations concerning this railroad. Documents relating to the case of Japanese Minister in Korea Miura Goro. Confidential documents relating to the Russian Trans-Manchurian railroad. Confidential letters received from Acting Japanese Foreign Minister Saionji concerning the activities of Pak Y0ng-hyo and other Korean political refugees in Japan. Jan. 14 - Dec. 15, 1896.
Missing frames: 18, 87-89, 101. Illegible fr.: 15-17, 19-23, 29, 58, 79, 83, 86, 93, 170-172, 174-176, 186, 187, 190, 192, 196. Last two frames unnumbered. 186 is followed by 186-1; 196 by 196-1. 15-35, 184-187 in English.
Folder 34

Correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts in Korea, --Part I (Meiji 29-nen kakkan ofuku jo). 1896

General Physical Description note: 33 frames. Reel III.

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Official correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Komura with the Japanese Consulate at W0nsan concerning the changes in the Korean Cabinet on Feb. 12, 1896. Report of Consul Kato Masuo to the new Japanese Minister in Korea Hara Satoshi dated Sept. 17, 1896 concerning the difficulties of Japanese ginseng merchants in Kaes0ng. Text of the Japanese-Korean agreement on the judicial procedure for Japanese nationals. Tables showing the number of foreign residents in Korea in 1896.
Missing frame: 34. Illegible fr.: 15a, 26. 15a, 18a, 30a contain tables. 24, 25, 27b, 28a in Korean.
Folder 35

Correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts in Korea, --Part II (Meiji 29-nen kakkan ofuku chu). 1896

General Physical Description note: 29 frames. Reel III.

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Report from Japanese Consul in Inchon Hagiwara Shuichi to Japanese Minister in Korea Komura dated May 9, 1896 concerning the trial of a Japanese subject charged with illegal monetary transactions with Min Yong-sun, the Korean Superintendent at the Y0ng'yang mint. Report from Hagiwara to Japanese Minister in Korea Hara dated Aug. 25, 1896 concerning public attitude toward the Japanese in Inchon area; and the construction of a Russian coal dump at Inchon. Tables showing the trade between Inchon and Poyngyang in July, 1896.
Generally illegible. 22 is followed by 22-1. 24b-27a contain tables.
Folder 36

Correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 29-nen kakkan ofuku). 1896

General Physical Description note: 7 frames. Reel III.

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Report submitted by a Japanese official to the Japanese Consulate in W0nsan concerning his trip to Unggi and Ky0nghung Bay areas in July, 1896. The report contains descriptions of Unggi and KyOnghung areas and the attitude of Koreans towards the Japanese and the Russians.
Folder 37

Documents relating to the death of the [Korean] Queen, and the removal of the King to the Russian Legation, (Meiji 28, 9-nen [UNK]Oki hogyo Rokan igyo ikken). 1896-1897

General Physical Description note: 31 frames. Reel III.

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Documents relating to the reorganization of the Korean government. Memorandum on Russo Japanese negotiations concerning the return of the Korean King from the Russian Legation to the Palace. Communications from Japanese Minister in Korea Miura and Korean Foreign Minister Yi Chong-ung concerning the political crisis in Korea. Personal letter of Mutsu Munemitsu concerning Pak Y0ng-hyo and other Korean political refugees in Japan. Mar. 23 - Oct. 10, 1896.
Generally legible. 24 is followed by 24-1, -2, -3, -4. 9-23 in English.
Folder 38

Secret regular Japanese-language telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea, (Meiji 28-nen kimitsu tsuju wabun dempo ofuku). 1895

General Physical Description note: 329 frames. Reel III.

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Documents relating to a bond issue in Korea; the maintenance of telegraphic lines and of the postal service; Japanese settlements in Chinnamp'o and Mokp'o; the appointment of Miura Goro as the Japanese Minister to Korea; the clash between the court circles and the cabinet; and the departure of Pak Y0ng-hyo and others from Korea to Japan by a Japanese vessel. Documents relating to the Regent Taew0ngun's coup d'état and the assassination of Queen Min; the arrival of Russian and American troops in Seoul; and the attitude of the British, Russian, German, and American ministers in Korea regarding the coup d'état. Jan. 15, 1895. - Feb. 29, 1896.
Missing frames: 13, 37, 48. Illegible fr.: 6, 11, 20, 65, 66, 78, 177, 181, 252, 316. 3 is followed by an unnumbered frame. 174 is followed by 174-1.
Folder 39

Copies of Japanese-language telegrams to and from the Japanese Legation in Korea, (Meiji 29-nen wabun denshin ofuku hikae). 1896

General Physical Description note: 144 frames. Reel III.

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Documents relating to the land leased by the Russian government in Inchon; the arrival of French and Russian warships in Inchon; the arrival of Russian troops in Seoul; the popular uprising in Ch'unch'0n and Pyongyang areas; the return of the Russian Minister in Korea to Russia; the arrival of American troops in Seoul. Confidential correspondence from Acting Japanese Foreign Minister Saionji to Japanese Minister in Korea Komura relating to the conversations held by Japanese Minister to Russia Nishi with members of the Russian government concerning Korea. Documents relating to Song Ki-wun and other secret envoys of the Korean King to Russia; the withdrawal of foreign troops from Korea; the mobilization of the Chinese troops near Iju; and the French proposal for the construction of a railroad between Seoul and W0nsan. Correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Komura and Japanese Foreign Minister Mutsu concerning the Russian attitude toward Korea. Jan. 1 - Dec. 26, 1896.
Illegible frames: 22, 71, 80, 104, 109, 131, 141. 6, 15, 17, 20, 23, 27, 39, 65, 69 illegible in part.
Folder 40

Documents concerning damages suffered by Japanese [in Korea], (Meiji 29-nen homp0jin higai ni kansuru shorui). 1896

General Physical Description note: 150 frames. Reel III.

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Documents relating to the damage to the Japanese and to Japanese property during the popular uprising known as the "Seoul Incident" of November, 1895. Mar. 9, 1896 - Jan. 29, 1905.
Illegible frames: 83, 131. 8 is followed by 8 -1, -2; 9 by 9 -1; 13 by 13 -1; 17 by 17 -1; 21 by 21 -1; 89 by 89 -1. 88 and 89 on one frame. 110-117, 129 in Korean.
Folder 41

Diplomatic correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Korean government, (Meiji 29-nen Gaibu orai). 1896

General Physical Description note: 162 frames. Reel III.

Scope and Contents note

Communications between Japanese Minister in Korea Komura and Korean Foreign Ministers Kim Yun-sik and Yi Wan-yong concerning Japanese loans to Korea and the employment of Japanese military and police personnel by the Korean government. Communications between Japanese Minister in Korea Hara and Yi Wan-yong concerning the tariff question at Pusan and protection of the Japanese nationals in Korea. Communications between Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Kato and Yi Wan-yong concerning the ginseng trade. Jan. 16, Nov. 22, 1896.
6 is imperfect. 4 is followed by 4 -1; 15 by 15 -1; 16 by 16 -1; 17 by 17 -1; 21 by 21 -1; 22 by 22 -1; 29 by 29 -1, -2; 30 by 30 -1; 31 by 31 -1; 35 by 35-1, -2; 39 by 39 -1; 40 by 40 -1; 43 by 43 -1; 44 by 44 -1; 45 by 45 -1.
Folder 42

Confidential correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 29-nen kimitsu kakkan ofuku). 1896

General Physical Description note: 102 frames. Reel III.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the action taken by the Korean government against the pro-Japanese party members and pro-Taew0ngun elements; the coinage of money in Korea; and a plan for the commercial recovery of Inchon. Record of conversations between Yi My0ng-ik and Han Ch'0l-ha, secret agents of the Korean government, with a Japanese police officer on Oct. 15, 1896, concerning the assassins of Queen Min: Pak Y0ng-hyo and others who were involved in her death. Documents relating to the appearance of Russian warships and whaling boats in Korean waters near W0nsan. Apr. 8 - Nov. 20, 1896.
Illegible frames: 1, 2, 4, 11, 13, 33-40, 42, 49, 53-56, 64, 69, 98. 61, 68, 84, 86, 91, 93, 98, 99 imperfect.
Folder 43

Confidential correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 30-nen kimitsu kakkan ofuku). 1897

General Physical Description note: 46 frames. Reel III.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the opening of Mokp'o and Chinnamp'o in Sept. 1897, and the regulations governing the foreign settlements there. Confidential report from Japanese Consul at Pusan Ijuin Hikokichi to Japanese Minister in Korea Kato Masuo dated Nov. 25, 1897 concerning the arrival of the Russian fleet at Pusan. The request of Consul Hisamizu Saburo for the dispatch of Japanese warships to Mokp'o, dated Nov. 25, 1897. Confidential report dated Apr. 23, 1898 from Japanese Consul at Inchon Ishii Kikujiro to Kato concerning personnel changes in the Russian Legation guards in Seoul.
Illegible frames: 8, 14, 17, 18, 27, 30, 41. 13, 14, 33, 34 contain maps. 16b-18 contain tables. 5-7 in English and Japanese.
Folder 44

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office, (Meiji 30-nen kimitsu honsho ofuku). 1897

General Physical Description note: 173 frames. Reel III.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Kato Masuo and Japanese Foreign Minister Okuma relating to the return of the Korean King to Ky0ng'un Palace, the struggle for power between Korean cabinet members and the eunuchs at the Imperial Palace; and the Russo-Korean agreement on the lease of land on W0lmido Island off Inchon Bay. Documents relating to the protection of Chinese nationals in Korea; the friction between Russian military envoy to Korea Putiata and the Korean Imperial Guards; the texts of the contract for the employment of a Russian engineer, Ulemnov, by the Korean Government; the 30,000,000 yen loan to Korea by the Bank of Japan; and the mine operated by a German promoter. Texts of the agreement between Korea and Russia concerning the Russian military training program in Korea. Records of conversations between Japanese representative Hoshi and John Sill, the American Minister to Korea, concerning the Russian military training program in Korea. Summary of conversations between Sill and Horace N. Allen, Secretary of the American Legation, concerning Russian Minister Weber's plan in Korea. Jan. 16 - May 11, 1897.
170, 171 on the same frame. 25-29, 168-170 in English; 97, 98 in Korean.
Folder 46

Correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts in Korea, --Part II (Meiji 30-nen kakkan ofuku ge). 1897

General Physical Description note: 166 frames. Reel III.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Russian Fishing Company at Vladivostok and its activities in Korean waters. Summary of conversations with Captain Yi Ki-gang of "Hy0nik Ho" concerning the activities of Russian and German vessels in Korean waters. Reports from the Japanese Consul at W0nsan concerning the arrival and departure of foreign warships.
Illegible frames: 4, 14, 16, 17, 47, 60-62, 66, 68, 70, 75, 80, 81, 86, 93, 94, 99, 100. 33, 103 in Korean.
Folder 48

Confidential correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Home Office, (Meiji 30-nen kimitsu honsho raishin). 1897

General Physical Description note: 190 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence from Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Kato Masuo to Japanese Foreign Minister Okuma concerning Russian ship-building at Vladivostok. Documents relating to the activities of Pak Y0ng-hyo in Japan; the Russo-Japanese convention of May 14, 1897 concerning Korea; the Russian economic mission to China and Korea; the trial of persons involved in the removal of the Korean King to the Russian Legation; and the departure of Russian Minister Weber from Seoul. Instructions to Japanese military commanders in Seoul, Pusan, and W0nsan. Documents relating to the employment of Russian military advisers by the Korean government; copy of a letter from U.S. Secretary of State John Sherman to American Minister in Korea John Sill, dated May 6, 1897, concerning the appointment of Russian military advisers by the Korean government. Documents relating to the attitude and activities of Minister Sill; the speech of the British Deputy Foreign Secretary concerning Korea; the arrival of Russian fleet at Korea; and the employment of Möllendorff by the Korean government. Jan. 28 - Dec. 27, 1897.
Illegible frames: 23, 58, 61, 62, 105, 118, 127. 150, 151 on one frame; 161, 162 on one frame. 39-41, 100, 113-115, 151-153, 160, 161, 188-191 in English; 104, 105 in French.
Box 2, Folder 49

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, (Meiji 30-nen kimitsu honsho oshin). 1897

General Physical Description note: 169 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the Russian trained Royal Palace Guard; Russian Colonel Putiata; the discovery of a plot to overthrow the Korean cabinet, and the trial of the conspirators. Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Minister in Korea with the Home Office concerning Japanese financial aid to Kerim Chang'0ptan; and the political activities of Taew0ngun. Summary of conversation between Japanese Chargé d'Affaires in Korea Kato Masuo and Korean Foreign Minister Min Y0ng-hwan concerning the political situation in Korea and the attitude of British, Russian, and American ministers in Korea. Documents relating to the request of the Korean government to Russian Minister in Korea Weber concerning the sending of Russian military officers to train the Korean army; the appointment of Horace N. Allen as American Minister to Korea; the establishment of British Legation in Korea; and the lease of Ch0ly0ngdo Island by Russia. June 1 - Dec. 21, 1897.
Missing frame: 145. Illegible fr.: 161. 153, 154 on one frame. 18, 102, 103, 133-137, 154-156, 159, 160 in Korean; 161 in English.
Folder 50

Documents relating to the summoning of Yi Yun-yong. Documents relating to the Tonghak Movement, appendix: documents relating to the dispatch of Japanese police force (Meiji 27-nen Ri In-yo shokan no ken. Meiji 27-nen Togakuto ni kansuru ken; fu junsa haken). 1894;

General Physical Description note: 25 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Diplomatic notes exchanged between Korean Foreign Minister Kim Yun-sik and Japanese Minister in Korea Inoue concerning the summoning of Yi Yun-yong by the Japanese police Nov. 8, - Dec. 7, 1894.
Folder 51

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office, (Meiji 30-nen honsho oraishin). 1897

General Physical Description note: 100 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence to and from Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Kato Masuo and Japanese Foreign Ministers Okuma and Nishi relating to the change of the name of Korea from Chos0n to Tae Han and the adoption of the Imperial title by the Korean King. Documents relating to the dismissal of Korean Minister in France Min Y0ng-ik and Franco-Korean relations; confidential correspondence from Japanese Chargé d'Affaires in Russia Motono Ichiro to the Japanese Home Office concerning the secret Russo-Chinese treaty, and the attitude of the British government and the English press; and the implementation of Article XVI of the Japanese-American Treaty of Commerce and Navigation of 1894. Dispatch of Kir. Alekseev and Lieutenant Garfield by the Russian government to Korea; and Russian press articles relating to the relations between Russia and Japan in Korea. Correspondence of the Japanese ministers in European capitals with Okuma relating to the Franco-Russian Alliance. Jan. 6 - Dec. 28, 1897. 61, 64 in English.
Folder 52

Documents relating to the opening of Mokp'o, Chinnamp'o, and the Taedong River, (Meiji 30-nen Moppo, Chinnanmpo, Daidoko kaiko ikken). 1897

General Physical Description note: 211 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Agreements between Korea and Japan relating to the opening of Mokp'o and Chinnamp'o, and the preliminary land survey in these areas. Texts of "Regulations for the Foreign Settlements at Chinnamp'o and Mokp'o" (draft) and "Regulations for the Foreign Settlements at Chinnamp'o and Mokp'o" signed on Oct. 16, 1897 by Korea with Japan, the United States, Russia, Great Britain, France, and Germany. Jan. 18 - Nov. 13, 1897.
Missing frames: 162, 212. Illegible fr.: 200, 201. 49-55, 102, 103, 110, 111, 120, 121 contain maps. 139-141, 181-188, 193, 194, 197, 198, 200-203 in English.
Folder 53

Diplomatic correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Korean government, (Meiji 30-nen Gaibu orai). 1897

General Physical Description note: 62 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Communications between Japanese Charge d'Affaires Kato Masuo and Korean Foreign Minister Yi Wan-yong relating to the Russo-Japanese Memorandum signed on May 14, 1896 and its effect on Korea's sovereignty and independence. Documents relating to the Inchon foreign settlement. Jan. 12 - Dec. 31, 1897.
7 is followed by 7 -1, -2. 57 partially in Korean.
Folder 54

Reports of the Japanese Legation in Korea to and from the Home Office, (Meiji 30-nen honsho ofuku hokoku). 1897

General Physical Description note: 171 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Consular reports on Korean governmental affairs; the memorial submitted to the Korean King by Yim C[UNK]hi-su and others concerning the King's return to the Palace from the Russian Legation, and the summary of the Royal edict in reply to the memorial. Documents relating to the reorganization of the Korean government and the Russian influence on the Korean King. Jan. 18 - Dec. 27, 1897.
Folder 55

Copies of confidential Japanese-language telegrams to and from the Japanese Legation in Korea in (Meiji 30-nen kimitsu wabun denshin ofuku hikae). 1897

General Physical Description note: 136 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Copies of confidential telegrams exchanged between Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Kato Masuo and Japanese Foreign Minister Okuma. Jan. 4 - Dec. 28, 1897.
Illegible frame: 35.
Folder 56

Secret documents of the Japanese Legation in Korea during the appointment of Kato Masuo as the Japanese Minister to Korea, (Meiji 30-nen Kato Koshi jidai gokuhi shorui). 1897

General Physical Description note: 148 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Kato Masuo and Japanese Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Komura relating to the replacement of J. M. Brown, British adviser to the Korean government, by the Russian adviser, Alekseev, and the latter's activities in Korea. Documents relating to Japanese troops in Korea; the secret Russo-Korean military and financial agreements of Aug. 1, 1896 and the Korean government crisis which followed the conclusion of these secret agreements. Summary of a verbal memorial of Yi Yun-yong, Pak Ch0ng-yang, and Yi Wan-yong to the Throne concerning Russo-Korean relations. Correspondence from Japanese Foreign Minister Nishi to Kato relating to the telegram received from the Japanese Minister at St. Petersburg concerning independent Russian action in dealing with the Korean government. Jan. 27 - Nov. 13, 1897.
Illegible frames: 127, 132, 133, 134a, 135b. 2 different frames numbered 63. 12-14, 15a, 40, 41, 94, 120-141 in English; 15b, 32-34, 37, 71, 72, 76, 81 in Korean; 118, 119 in French.
Folder 57

Correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 31-nen kaku ryojikan raishin). 1898

General Physical Description note: 73 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the opening of Masan; the arrival of a Russian military mission in Korea; and political conditions in Korea near the Russian border. A detailed report on the geography, topography, and economic and social conditions of the city of S0ngjin. Documents relating to the trial of Yoshita Masutaro in connection with his illegal commerical relations with the Russians. Report on the rice riot in Pyongyang. Apr. 9 - Dec. 28, 1898.
10, 51b, 52 contain maps. 57b, 58 in English.
Folder 58

Copies of European-language telegrams to and from the Japanese Legation in Korea, --Part VI (Ji Meiji 28-nen itaru Meiji 30-nen obun dempo ofuku hikae, roku.) 1895-1897

General Physical Description note: 96 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Copies of English-langauge telegrams between the Japanese Foreign Minister and the German, French, and Russian ministers in Japan. Documents relating to the return of the Liaotung Peninsula to China. May 9, 1895 - Mar. 17, 1899.
Two frames numbered 41. 90 is followed by 90 -1, -2, -3, -4, -5. All except 41a, 68a in English.
Folder 59

Correspondence between the Japanese Legation in Korea and the Home Office, (Meiji 31-nen honsho oraishin). 1898

General Physical Description note: 92 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the opening of S0ngjin, Kunsan, Masan, and Pyongyang; Japanese technical aid to Korea; the usage of Japanese coins in Korea; the Independence Club of Korea; the reorganization of the Korean government; and Pak Y0ng-hyo. Correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Nishi and Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Kato Masuo concerning the Russo-Chinese treaty dealing with Port Arthur and Dairen. May 20 - Nov. 10, 1898.
Missing frame: 83. 19-21 in Korean.
Folder 60

Confidential correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Home Office, (Meiji 31-nen kimitsu honsho raishin). 1898

General Physical Description note: 126 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence from Japanese Foreign Minister Nishi to Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Kato Masuo relating to the dismissal of J. M. Brown, the British financial adviser to the Korean government; the Russian acquisition of land in Chinnamp'o, Mokp'o, and on the island of Ch0ly0ng. Documents relating to the Rosen-Nishi Agreement of Apr. 25, 1898; the Sino-Korean treaty negotiations; and the opening of S0ngjin and Pyongyang. Jan. 12 - Dec. 23, 1898.
Illegible frames: 36, 42a, 43a, 44a, 48, 49a, 50a, 54a, 98b, 99, 100. 27 is followed by 27 -1, -2, -3; 117 by 117 -1, -2, -3, -4. 9b, 10a, 117, 117 -1, -2, -3, -4 contain maps. 17 in Russian; 18, 67a, 68b in English; 32b, 33a in French.
Folder 61

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, (Meiji 31-nen kimitsu honsho oshin). 1898

General Physical Description note: 197 frames. Reel IV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence from Japanese Chargé d'Affaires in Korea Kato Masuo to Japanese Foreign Minister Nishi relating to the Russian recognition of Korea's adoption of the new name of Empire and the Korean King's adoption of the title of Emperor. A letter from Tsar Nicholas II to the Korean Emperor. Documents relating to the purchase of the Independence Press from Dr. Philip Jaisohn; Russia's reduction of troops in Korea; the publication of Hans0ng Il-bo ( Seoul Daily News); Russian land acquisitions at Chinnamp'o, Mokp'o, and on the island of Ch0ly0ng; anti-Russian sentiments in Korea; and the alleged poisoning of the Emperor and the Crown Prince. Confidential documents relating to the British mining concessions; Prince Ito's visit to China and Korea; political conditions in northeastern Korea; Russo-Japanese friction in Korea; and the public demonstration instigated by the Independence Club. Record of the audience given by the Korean Emperor to the Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Hioki Eki. Hioki's confidential report to Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki on secret Russian advisers in Korea. Jan. 12 - Dec. 13, 1898.
55 contains statistical chart. 3b, 219 in English.
Folder 62

Reports of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, (Meiji 31-nen honsho o hokoku). 1898.

General Physical Description note: 197 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Russian military advisers in Korea; the Russian attempt to purchase the Kohado Island in Mokp'o harbor; and French and German concessions in Korea. July 11, 1898.
Folder 63

Confidential correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 31-nen kaku ryojikan kimitsu orai shin). 1898

General Physical Description note: 132 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Japanese coal dump on Ch0ly0ng Island; Prince Ito's visit to Korea and his conversations regarding Russo-Japanese negotiations on Korea; the arrival of a Russian warship in Pusan; the establishment of a Russian coal dump at Pusan; German land purchase on Ch0ly0ng Island; and the activities of Russian military officers in Pyongyang. List of foreigners employed in the Korean customs. Mar. 21 - Nov. 24, 1898.
Illegible frames: 7, 106, 113, 121b. 76b, 87, 88a, 96b contain maps. 124b, 125a, 126a, 132a contain statistical charts. 47, 126b contain statistical charts in English. 36b in Korean.
Folder 64

Diplomatic correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Korean government, (Meiji 31-nen Gaibu orai). 1898

General Physical Description note: 122 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Kato Masuo and Korean Foreign Ministers Cho Py0ng-i and Yi To-jae concerning the international postal service in Korea and the Japanese instructors for the Japanese Language School in Seoul. Communication between Kato and Korean Foreign Minister Pak Che-sun. Jan. 22 - Dec. 14, 1898.
Two frames numbered 87. 41, 42, 95b, 96a in Korean.
Folder 66

Miscellany, (Meiji 31-nen zakken). 1898

General Physical Description note: 11 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential reports submitted by Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture Sogabe Michio to Japanese Foreign Minister Okuma and Nishi Tokujiro concerning the activities of the Korean political refugee Pak Y0ng-hyo in Japan. July 14 - 20, 1898.
Folder 67

Correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 32-nen kaku ryojikan ofuku). 1899

General Physical Description note: 64 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Japanese purchase of land in Masan, Russian sailors' misconduct in Pusan, and Russian timber concessions on the Ullungdo Island. Apr. 17 - Oct. 23, 1899.
Illegible frames: 11, 17, 55.
Folder 68

Documents relating to the purchase of the Mokp'o Kohado Island, (Meiji 32-nen Moppo Kokato baishu shorui). 1899

General Physical Description note: 160 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Reports from the Japanese Consul at Mokp'o Morikawa Kishiro to Japanese Minister in Korea Kato Masuo relating to the Russian attempts to purchase Kohado Island in Mokp'o harbor. Consul Morikawa's report to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi relating to the purchase of Kohado Island by the Japanese. Texts of a contract for the lease of Kohado Island for 30 years between Yi Yun-yong and a Japanese, Shibuya Tatsutaro. Nov. 14, 1898 - Nov. 15, 1899.
Missing frame: 13. Illegible fr.: 32, 125.
Folder 69

Correspondence to and from the Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 32-nen kaku ryojikan ofuku). 1899

General Physical Description note: 42 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the popular uprising at Kobu in the North Ch0lla Province. A detailed report on the Pyongyang area. June 6, 1899 - Jan. 8, 1900.
Illegible frames: 11, 32, 35.
Folder 70

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, --Part I (Meiji 32-nen kimitsu honsho o jo). 1899

General Physical Description note: 333 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence from Japanese Minister in Korea Kato Masuo to Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki relating to the arrival of the Chinese Minister to Seoul; the return of political refugees to Korea; the alleged secret audience between the Korean Emperor and the Russian Minister to Korea; and the publication of Hans0ng Ilbo. Texts of the agreement between the Korean Foreign Office and Russian Count Henry Keyserling concerning the lease of land at Ulchin, Changjin, and Chinp'odo Island. Kato's confidential report relating to anti-Japanese sentiments among the Russian, French, and American Ministers to Korea. Documents relating to the removal of the Korean King from the Russian Legation, and Russo-American relations in Korea. Record of an audience granted by the Korean Emperor to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi. Jan. 21 - June 24, 1899.
Illegible frame: 160. 159, 160 on the same frame. 158, 159 in English.
Folder 71

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, --Part II (Meiji 32-nen kimitsu honsho o ge). 1899

General Physical Description note: 287 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi to Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki relating to Korean political refugees abroad; the Seoul-W0nsan R.R. and Seoul-Shin'iju R.R.; the foreign settlement at Masan; and the misconduct of Russian sailors in Pusan. Record of the audience given by the Korean Emperor and the Korean Crown Prince to Hayashi and Nishiwaki Chotaro, Manager of the Inchon Branch of the First Bank of Tokyo. Documents relating to German railroad interests in Korea; Russian timber concession on Ullungdo Island; and Japanese land acquisition in Seoul. Confidential report from Hayashi to Aoki relating to Russo-Japanese relations in Korea and the political situation in Seoul after the Bombing Incident of May 13, 1899. July 10 - Dec. 23, 1899.
286, 287 on the same frame. 280-294 in English.
Folder 72

Confidential correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 33-nen kimitsu kakkan ofuku). 1899

General Physical Description note: 80 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the Bombing Incident of May 13, 1899; the misconduct of Russian sailors in Pusan; the Seoul-W0nsan and Seoul-Pusan railroads; and Japanese settlements in Pyongyang. Documents relating to Korean political refugees; the acquisition of land by the Russians in Masan and by the French in Pusan; and the popular uprising in Kobu in the North Ch0lla Province.
Illegible frames: 9, 10.
Folder 73

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office, (Meiji 32-nen honsho oraishin). 1899

General Physical Description note: 127 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Seoul-Inchon R.R.; the recall of Pak Y0ng-hyo from exile; the arrival of the new Russian Minister to Korea, Pavlov; and the conflict between the Palace and the Korean government. General administrative reports from the Japanese Legation in Korea. Documents relating to the new Korean budget, economic and political conditions in Korea; and Russian administrative measures in the Liaotung Peninsula. Jan. 6 - Dec. 16, 1899.
Missing frame: 81. Illegible fr.: 85, 125.
Folder 74

Confidential correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Home Office, (Meiji 32-nen kimitsu honsho rai). 1899

General Physical Description note: 125 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence from Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki to Japanese Minister in Korea Kato Masuo relating to the wish of Yi Jun-yong, the grandson of the Taew0ngun, to establish residence in Japan; and to other Korean political refugees in Japan. Documents relating to political changes in Korea after the arrival of Pavlov, the new Russian Minister to Korea; the cancellation of permission to Pak Y0ng-hyo to return to Korea; Japan's agricultural development policy in Korea; Russo-Korean negotiations for a loan; and the Russian acquisition of whaling rights in Korean waters. Texts of the Korean-Japanese Fishery Agreement (Draft). Confidential correspondence from Aoki to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke relating to the case of Yi Chun-yong; and the opening of Kunsan, Masan, and S0ngjin. Copy of a report from Japanese Minister to China Yano Fumio to Aoki relating to the Anglo-Russian convention on China signed at St. Petersburg in 1899. Documents relating to the transfer of the railroad concession between Seoul and Inchon from an American firm to a Japanese firm; and German-Japanese relations in Korea concerning the construction of the Seoul-W0nsan R.R. Jan. 16 - Nov. 28, 1899.
Illegible frames: 32, 64, 97, 98. 115 contains map. 15, 68-70, 73, 74 in English.
Folder 75

Diplomatic correspondence received from the Korean government, (Meiji 32-nen Gaibu raishin). 1899

General Physical Description note: 87 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the transfer of railroad rights from an American firm to a Japanese firm in Korea; the foreign settlements at Chinnamp'o, Mokp'o, Kunsan, Masan, S0ngjin, and Pyongyang. Texts of an agreement between Korea and Russia relating to forestry and lumber in the Yalu and Tumen River valleys, and on Ullungdo Island. Jan. 9 - Dec. 23, 1899.
Illegible frame: 43. 59-64 in Korean.
Folder 76

Diplomatic correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Korean government, (Meiji 32 nen gaibu oshin). 1899

General Physical Description note: 156 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Seoul Inchon R. R. originally planned by an American, Morse; the construction of a wave breaker in Mokp'o harbor by the Japanese; the construction of Seoul-Pusan R. R.; trade at Pyongyang, Masan, and Songjin; the opening of Pyongyang; and Korean currency. Jan. 2 - Dec. 25, 1899.
Illegible frame: 11 (map). 12, 125 contain maps. 10-13 in Korean.
Folder 77

Telegrams received from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 32-nen kaku ryojikan dempo raishin). 1899

General Physical Description note: 106 frames. Reel V.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams from Japanese consuls in Korea to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi. Oct. 11 - Dec. 28, 1899 and Jan. 9 - Oct. 7, 1900.
Folder 78

Copies of European-language telegrams sent by the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office and other Japanese diplomatic posts since July 1899 (Meiji 32 nin 7-gatsu iko honsho sonota obun dempo oshin hikae).

General Physical Description note: 63 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

English-language telegrams sent by Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi to Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki. July 17 - Dec. 25, 1899.
Illegible frame: 20.
Folder 79

Copies of European-language telegrams received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Home Office and other Japanese diplomatic posts since July 1899 (Meiji 32-nen 7-gatsu iko honsho sonota obun dempo raishin hikae).

General Physical Description note: 19 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki's reply to the Japanese Minister in Seoul concerning the Russian concession on Ullungdo Island and Korean students in Tokyo. July 28 - Dec. 26, 1899.
Folder 80

Documents relating to the Seoul-Pusan Railroad, (Meiji 33-nen Keifu tetsudo ni kansuru shorui). 1900

General Physical Description note: 219 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the construction and maintenance of the Seoul-Pusan R. R. Apr. 6, 1896 - Dec. 12, 1900.
Illegible frames: 131-134, 181-183, 192. Two different frames numbered 197.
Folder 81

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, (Meiji 33-nen kimitsu honsho oshin). 1900

General Physical Description note: 310 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence from Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi to the Home Office relating to his audience with the Korean Emperor; the opening of Pyongyang; and the intervention of the American Minister in Korean politics. A summary of a Russian newspaper article on Korea dated Nov. 5, 1899. Documents relating to the timber concession on Ullungdo Island; the Pusan Incident involving Russian sailors; the case of Maeil Shinmun (Daily News) in Seoul; the lease of land in Masan and on K0jedo and Kohado Islands; the activities of Hwalbindang (Pauper's Party) in South Ch'ungch'0ng Province; foreign loans to Korea; the case of An Ky0ng-su; the attitude of the Korean Emperor towards the Boxer Rebellion; the transfer of Korean Minister to Japan Yi Ha-y0ng, and the appointment of Cho Py0ng-sik as his successor; the secret Korean-Japanese treaty of 1900; the audience granted to the Russian Minister, and the Russian request for the extension of timber rights along the Yalu River. Jan. 11 - Nov. 27, 1900.
Missing frame: 155. 239, 240 on one frame. 153, 154 contain maps. 21-26a, 241-244 in English.
Folder 82

Correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from Japanese consular posts in Korea, -- Part I (Meiji 33-nen kakkan raishin--I). 1900

General Physical Description note: 56 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Report from Japanese Consul at Inchon Ijuin to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi concerning the activities of the Hwalbindang group. Reports from various Japanese consuls concerning the reaction of Koreans to the Boxer Rebellion. May 15 - Nov. 25, 1900.
Illegible frame: 21. 56 contains the left side of frame 1 in Folder 83.
Folder 83

Correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from Japanese consular posts in Korea, --Part II (Meiji 33-nen kakkan raishin--II). 1900

General Physical Description note: 42 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Reports dated Aug. 9 - Oct. 30, 1900 received from the Kunsan Branch of the Japanese Consulate at Mokp'o regarding the monopoly of Korean merchants in that area. Reports received from Japanese police chiefs in Kunsan and Masan regarding the activities of the Hwalbindang group.
The left side of frame 1 is on frame 56b in Folder 82. 9b-11 in Korean.
Folder 86

Confidential correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 33-nen kaku ryojikan kimitsu raishin). 1900

General Physical Description note: 110 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the An Ky0ng-su Incident; the arrival of a Russian warship at Mokp'o; the reaction of the Koreans to the Boxer Rebellion; the circulation of anti-government leaflets; popular uprisings in the S0ngjin and Kilchu areas; and the Russian interests in the Kunsan area. Feb. 8 - May 24, 1900.
109, 110 contain plans.
Folder 87

Confidential correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 33-nen kaku ryojikan kimitsu raishin). 1900

General Physical Description note: 134 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the misconduct of Russian sailors in Pusan; the Ullungdo Island and Kohado Island questions; telegraph line between Pusan and Masan; the movement of Russian warships near Pusan; the activities of a Russian, Myzenko [?], in Masan, Kunsan, and Pusan areas. Documents concerning Hwalbindang. Report concerning the activities of Han Kyu-s0k. Feb. 22 - Oct. 31, 1900.
65 contains map. 107-119a in Korean.
Folder 88

Confidential correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Home Office, (Meiji 33-nen kimitsu honsho raishin). 1900

General Physical Description note: 65 frames. Reel VI

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence from Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi relating to the movement of Japanese warships in the southern Korean waters; articles published in the Mainichi Shimbun concerning Russo-Japanese relations in regard to Kohado Island and the Pusan Incident. Documents relating to foreign loans to Korea, and mining concessions by the Korean government to foreigners. Summary of conversations between Korean Minister to Japan Hy0n Y0ng-un and chief of the Bureau of Foreign Trade Sugimura Fukashi. Summary of conversations between the Russian Minister to Japan and Aoki. Jan. 19 - Dec. 27, 1900.
Illegible frames: 16, 17. 4 contains Japanese newspaper clippings; 13, 14 contain Japanese and English newspaper clippings.
Folder 89

Diplomatic correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Korean government, (Meiji 33-nen Gaibu oshin). 1900

General Physical Description note: 41 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Diplomatic notes sent to Korean Foreign Minister Pak Che-sun from Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi concerning Japanese merchants and fishermen in Korean treaty ports. Jan. 8 - Dec. 20, 1900.
Folder 90

Diplomatic correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Korean government, (Meiji 33-nen Gaibu raishin). 1900

General Physical Description note: 47 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Diplomatic correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Korean Foreign Minister Pak Che-sun relating to Japanese navigation in Korean waters; Japanese instructors in Korea; and the arrival of the mission of Shibusawa Eiichi to Korea. Jan. 25 - Dec. 12, 1900.
Folder 92

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 32-nen kaku ryojikan oshin). 1899

General Physical Description note: 13 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Instructions of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke to the Japanese consuls in Pusan, W0nsan, Masan, and S0ngjin relating to Japanese whaling in Korean waters and other miscellaneous matters. Feb. 15 - Sept. 12, 1899.
Folder 93

Telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, (Meiji 32-nen, 33-nen honsho dempo oshin). 1899, 1900

General Physical Description note: 76 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams of Japanese ministers in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Kafo Masuo, and Chargé d'Affaires Hioki to Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki relating to Kohado Island, Seoul-Inchon R. R., Japanese whaling in Korean waters, Seoul-W0nsan R. R., the popular uprising in Kobu; and the trade and commerce in Korea. Jan. 9, 1899 - Sept. 12, 1900.
Folder 96

Copies of confidential European-language telegrams received by the Japanese Minister in Korea from the Home Office and other Japanese diplomatic posts, (Meiji 33-nen kimitsu honsho sonota obun dempo hikae). 1900

General Physical Description note: 90 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Copies of English-language telegrams from the Japanese Minister in Korea to Japanese Foreign Minister Aoki relating to Pak Y0ng-hyo; An Ky0ng-su; Russian interests in Korea; the Boxer Rebellion; and the withdrawal of Japanese government's support of the loan agreement between the First Bank of Tokyo and the Korean government negotiated through J. M. Brown, the British financial adviser to the Korean government. Jan. 25 - Oct. 6, 1900.
Missing frame: 39. 26, 27 on one frame; 76, 77 on one frame; 88, 89 on one frame.
Folder 97

Copies of confidential European-language telegrams received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Home Office and other Japanese diplomatic posts, --Part II (Meiji 33-nen kimitsu honsho sonota obun raishin hikai--II). 1900

General Physical Description note: 57 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

English-language telegrams from Japanese diplomats in China, France, the United States and other countries relating to international politics involving China and Korea, addressed to the Home Office and transmitted to the Japanese Minister in Seoul. Oct. 8 - Dec. 31, 1900.
Folder 98

Telegrams to and from the Japanese Legation in Korea and Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 33-nen kaku ryojikan dempo orai). 1900

General Physical Description note: 45 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegraphic correspondence to and from Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and the Japanese consuls in Korea. Mar. 29, - Nov. 19, 1900.
Folder 99

Confidential correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 34-nen ryojikan kimitsu ofuku). 1901

General Physical Description note: 39 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence to and from Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi with Japanese Foreign Minister Komura and the manager of the [UNK] Branch of the First Bank of Tokyo concerning prohibition of the circulation of Japanese bank notes in Korea. June 11 - Dec. 6, 1901. Confidential reports from Kawakami Tateichiro, head of the Japanese Legation's office at S0ngjin, to Hayashi concerning the disturbances among the Koreans in the S0ngjin area. Mar. 10 - Nov. 17, 1901.
Illegible frames: 10, 11a.
Folder 102

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to and from the Home Office, (Meiji 34-nen honsho orai shin). 1901

General Physical Description note: 89 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi and Japanese Foreign Minister Kato Takaaki relating to the Korean-Belgian commercial treaty. Documents relating to the Russian occupation of Kando; popular disturbances in the S0ngjin area and on Chejudo Island; mining interests of the United States and France in Korea; and the Korean-French special postal agreement. Translation of an extract of a report written by the American Minister in Korea concerning American commercial interests in Korea. Jan. 18 - Dec. 18, 1901.
Missing frame: 6. Illegible fr.: 20a, 27, 28a.
Folder 104

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, (Meiji 34-nen honsho kimitsu oshin). 1901

General Physical Description note: 276 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the request of the Korean Foreign Office to the Japanese government for the extension of the period of employment of former Japanese Minister to Korea Kato Masuo as an adviser to the Korean government; Japanese ginseng merchants in Korea; the revision of mining concessions to the United States and Great Britain; American water works project in Seoul; the Korean Emperor's audience given to Russian Minister to Korea Pavlov and to a Russian envoy, Evgenii Smirnov, and their activities in Korea; the imprisonment of Kim Yong-jun in connection with the struggle between the pro-Russian and pro-American political groups involving Kang S0k-ho, Min Y0ng-hwan, Min Ky0ng-sik, Yi Yong-ik, Pak Che-sun and others; the British financial adviser to the Korean government, J. M. Brown; Korean-French international postal agreement; the difficulties among Korea, Japan, and France in regard to coal mines and railroads in the Pyongyang area; and the Sino-Korean boundary dispute and Russian mediation. Summary of the audience given by the Korean Emperor to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke with regard to the political developments in Seoul. Jan. 5 - Dec. 29, 1901.
Illegible frame: 107. 13b contains map. 14-17 in Korean; 160, 161, 165, 166a in English.
Folder 105

Copies of documents relating to a loan for the purchase of land for the Seoul-Inchon Railroad (Keijin tetsudo fusetsuchi daikin tatekae hikae).

General Physical Description note: 40 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the transfer of the concession for the construction of the Seoul-Inchon Railroad from an American, James R. Morse, to a group of Japanese in Nov. 1897. "Schedule Annex A. Certified copy of a concession for a railroad to connect Seoul and Chemulpo in favor of James R. Morse." Documents relating to a loan from the Bank of Japan to the Korean government, March 30, 1895.
21 is followed by 19 unnumbered frames in English. 8a in English; 17b-19a in Korean.
Folder 106

Copies of miscellaneous documents in European languages, (Meiji 31 nen obun monjo sattetsu). 1898

General Physical Description note: 5 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Contract for the employment of a German, Eugene Lessing, as a Palace Guard, signed Sept. 3, 1898 in Shanghai.
Folder 107

Diplomatic correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Korean government, (Meiji 34-nen gaibu raishin). 1901

General Physical Description note: 9 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Diplomatic notes received from the Korean Foreign Office concerning the illegal arrest of Koreans by the Japanese police. May 17 - Dec. 24, 1901.
Folder 108

Copies of Japanese-language telegrams, (Meiji 34-nen wabun dempo hikae). 1901

General Physical Description note: 50 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Telegraphic correspondence from Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi to Japanese Foreign Minister Kato Takaaki. Jan. 31 - Dec. 20, 1901.
Box 3, Folder 111

Copies of European-language telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea to and from the Home Office and other Japanese diplomatic posts, (Meiji 34-nen honsho sonota obun dempo ofuku hikae). 1901

General Physical Description note: 185 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Copies of English-language telegrams between Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi and Japanese Foreign Minister Kato Takaaki relating to Russo-Korean relations. Jan. 11 - Nov. 7, 1901.
Folder 112

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, (Meiji 35-nen kimitsu honsho o). 1902

General Physical Description note: 265 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Russian naval base at Masan; Korean reaction to the Anglo-Japanese Alliance; the resignation of Pak Che-sun as Kore an Foreign Minister and the appointment of Yu Ki-hwan; Kato Masuo, former Japanese Minister to Korea, and Japanese adviser to the Korean government; British mining concessions in Korea; the texts of a Treaty of Amity and Commerce between Korea and Norway; Yi Yong-ik; Queen Sun; the arrival of Weber, a special Russian envoy to Korea; the question of neutralization of Korea; and the record of the Korean Emperor's audience given to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke. Jan. 9 - Dec. 27, 1902.
Missing frames: 15, 211, 213. Illegible fr.: 94-106, 167. 167, 168a in English; 93-106, 253b, 254a, 267b, 268 in French.
Folder 113

Diplomatic correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Korean government, (Meiji 34-nen Gaibu orai). 1901

General Physical Description note: 27 frames. Reel VII.

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Scope and Contents note

Diplomatic notes sent to the Korean Foreign Office by Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke relating to the question on Korean coinage and to the operation of mines in Korea by the Japanese. Jan. 21 - Dec. 11, 1901.
24 is followed by an unnumbered frame.
Folder 114

Documents relating to French loans [to Korea], (Meiji 34, 35-nen Futsukoku shakkan). 1901-1902

General Physical Description note: 268 frames. Reel VII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to an agreement for a loan of 5,000,000 won from the Syndicat du Yunnan to the Korean government, and the subsequent cancellation of the proposed loan contract. Correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Kato Takaaki and Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke relating to the economic interests of the Syndicat du Yunnan in Korea. Summary of conversations between Kato and the French, the Russian, and the British ministers in Japan concerning the loan contract between the Syndicat du Yunnan and Korea, and other matters. Documents relating to the arrival of Baron G. de Bellescize of Belgium on an economic mission to Korea; and the reactions of Russia, Great Britain, and France to the proposed loan contract. Apr. 22, 1901 - May 16, 1902.
Missing frames: 33, 49, 208. Illegible fr.: 27-32a, 36, 210, 211a. Two different frames each numbered 55, 197, 211. 196 duplicates 195. 32, 34 on one frame. 35 is followed by 35-1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6. 56 is a partial duplication of 56-1. 27-32a, 35-1 to -6, 55b, 56a, 56-1, 130, 155a, 194a, 195, 196, 196a, 197, 209-211, 225a in English; 155b-158, 161-163a, 191b-193a, 215b, 216, 218b, 243-246 in Korean.
Folder 115

Diplomatic correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Korean government, (Meiji 35-nen Gaibu rai). 1902

General Physical Description note: 31 frames. Reel VII.

Scope and Contents note

Diplomatic notes received from the Korean Foreign Office concerning the appointment of a new Korean Foreign Minister; Japanese operated mines; and Ullungdo Island. Jan. 9 - Dec. 31, 1902.
Folder 116

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office, (Meiji 35-nen honsho ofuku). 1902

General Physical Description note: 40 frames. Reel VII.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke with the Home Office concerning the dispatch of a Korean Ambassador to England; control of coinage; the employment of foreign advisers by the Korean government; and an article in Yomiuri Shimbun on Anglo-Japanese cooperation in Korea. Jan. 9 - Oct. 22, 1902.
Missing frame: 38. Partially illegible fr.: 29a. 29a contains a statistical chart in English.
Folder 118

Diplomatic correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Korean government, (Meiji 35-nen Gaibu o). 1902

General Physical Description note: 43 frames. Reel VII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the reappointment of Yi Yong-ik; and public disturbances in the Songjin area. Mar. 8 - Dec. 31, 1902.
Missing frame: 33. 5b-8 in Korean.
Folder 119

Confidential correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts in Korea, (Meiji 35-nen kimitsu kakkan orai). 1902

General Physical Description note: 49 frames. Reel VII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to Yi Yong-ik; the establishment of a Russian vice-consulate at Inchon; and public disturbances in the S0ngjin area. Feb. 7 - Dec. 31, 1902.
Illegible frame: 38. 19, 20, 25b, 26 in Korean.
Folder 121

European-language telegrams, (Meiji 34, 35-nen obun dempo). 1901-1902

General Physical Description note: 93 frames. Reel VII.

Scope and Contents note

English-language telegrams between Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Japanese Foreign Minister Komura. Oct. 26, 1901 - Sept. 12, 1902.
Folder 122

Telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea to and from the Home Office, (Meiji 35-nen honsho orai dempo). 1902

General Physical Description note: 281 frames. Reel VII.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence from Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Japanese Chargé d'Affaires in Korea Hagiwara to Japanese Foreign Minister Komura. Jan. 7 - Dec. 29, 1902.
Illegible frames: 274, 275. Two different frames numbered 204. 70 is followed by 70-1.
Folder 123

Documents concerning foreigners, (Meiji 34, 35-nen gaikokujin kankei). 1901-1902

General Physical Description note: 11 frames. Reel VII.

Scope and Contents note

Texts of contracts relating to a loan of 1,250,000 francs to the Korean government by a French company in Paris in 1900. Documents relating to the appointment of an American adviser to the Korean government on Jan. 1, 1900.
7b-9b duplicate 1 to 3. 4-7a in French; 9b-11 in Korean.
Folder 124

Confidential correspondence received from the Home Office, (Meiji 35-nen kimitsu honsho rai). 1902

General Physical Description note: 101 frames. Reel VII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence from Japanese Foreign Minister Komura to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke relating to the Anglo-Japanese Alliance; the interviews of the Japanese Minister to Russia with the Russian Foreign Minister; instructions to Hayashi regarding the arrival of Russian Minister to Korea Weber; the opening of Kaes0ng; Russo Chinese negotiations on railroads in Manchuria; and withdrawal of Russian troops from the Liao River region and the distribution of Chinese troops in that area. The charter of the Russo-Chinese Bank and documents relating to the loans made by that bank to China. Mar. 20 - Dec. 8, 1902.
Illegible frames: 2b, 3, 33, 59, 61, 62, 68, 82a, 91, 98. 1a, 24a, 25a in English.
Folder 126

Translations of telegrams, (Meiji 35-nen dempo yakubun). 1902

General Physical Description note: 211 frames. Reel VII.

Scope and Contents note

Copies of telegrams from Japanese ministers in China, the United States, Russia and other European capitals to Japanese Foreign Minister Komura. Nov. 7, 1901 - May 28, 1902.
Illegible frames: 37-39, 87, 90-93, 122, 126, 127, 130, 201, 407.
Box 4, Folder 128

Yalu River development, --Part II (Meiji 36-nen Oryokko keiei ni). 1903

General Physical Description note: 336 frames. Reel VIII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Japanese Yalu River development plans and Russo-Japanese relations. Correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke with Japanese Foreign Minister Komura and others relating to Russian Yalu River development plans. July 1 - Aug. 28, 1903.
Illegible frames: 17, 72, 73-76, 94, 95, 97, 98, 100, 101, 106, 108, 113, 219. 6, 7 on one frame. 92b, 257, 258, 327-330 contain maps. 3, 6a, 8a, 41, 61a, 64a, 96a, 116a, 118a, 126-129a, 164a, 240-256 in English; 9, 10, 17, 26-28, 30, 31, 167, 168, 186, 187, 214-217a, 289b, 290, 293b, 294a, 299, 300, 307b, 308a, 312-314 in Korean.
Folder 129

Yalu River development, --Part III (Meiji 36-nen kugatsu jugatsu Oryokko keiei san). Sept. and Oct. 1903

General Physical Description note: 231 frames. Reel VIII.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke with Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to Japanese Yalu River development plans and Russo-Japanese relations. Documents relating to the Russian occupation of Yong'amp'o. Sept. 1 - Oct. 28, 1903.
Illegible frames: 192, 226. One unnumbered frame at the end of the folder. 224 is followed by 224-1. 121b and 228a contain maps. 4, 5, 55b, 56, 90-92a, 116, 117, 169-171, 204-209 in Korean; 97, 98a, 102, 192b, 213b, 221a, 228a and the unnumbered frame at the end in English.
Folder 130

Yalu River development, --Part IV (Meiji 36-nen juichi, junigatsu Oryokko keiei shi) Nov. and Dec. 1903

General Physical Description note: 213 frames. Reel VIII.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to the Russian occupation of Yong'amp'o. Correspondence of Hayashi with the Japanese Consul at Iju relating to Russian activity in the Yong'amp'o area. Texts of a contract between Tae Han Yijae Hoesa company and Shikigumi company dealing with the transfer of timber rights in the Yalu River basin. Nov. 1 - Dec. 29, 1903.
Illegible frames: 101-103, 172a. Fifteen unnumbered frames follow 198 (6 maps of Yong'amp'o and 9 frames in English including one duplicate). 98a, 136a, 155b, 156a, 174a in English; 60, 61a, 106b, 107a, 174b-176 in Korean.
Folder 131

Yalu River development, --Part V (Meiji 37-nen Oryokko gan keiei sono go). 1904

General Physical Description note: 257 frames. Reel VIII.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke with Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to Russian military facilities in Yong'amp'o. Documents relating to Russo-Japanese friction in the Iju-Yong'amp'o areas; the withdrawal of Japanese residents from Antung, Iju, and Yong'amp'o areas; protection measures for Japanese residents in Yong'amp'o and its vicinity; and the memorandum of Okabe Saburo to the Russian official N. Stromilov concerning Japanese Yalu River development plans. Jan. 5, 1904 - Apr. 4, 1905.
Illegible frames: 103, 162-164. 1-16 follow 1-238. Three unnumbered frames follow the frame 16 of the second set. 46b, 172b, 218a and one unnumbered contain maps. 107b, 13-16 in Russian; 109a, 146a, 1-12, and two unnumbered in English; 212b, 213 in Korean.
Folder 133

Yalu River development, --Supplement II (Meiji 36-nen Oryokko keiei bessatsu otsu). 1903

General Physical Description note: 202 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke with Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to the conflict over the city of Iju involving Korea, Japan, and Russia; the case of a Japanese wounded at Iju in a dispute over timber rights. The reports of Hagiwara of the Japanese Legation in Seoul on his conferences with the Russian official N. Stromilov-concerning lumbering and the transportation of lumber along the Yalu River; and on the situation in Iju and Yong'amp'o regions. Oct. 14 - Nov. 27, 1903.
Illegible frames: 116, 146. 20 contains a plan. 115b-117, 145, 146, 170b contain maps. 6-8a, 43b, 44a, 62a, 71, 72a, 91, 92a, 147, 148 in English; 21-24 in Korean; 73a, 149-151, 157a in Russian.
Folder 138

Telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, --Part II (Meiji 36-nen honsho oden chu). 1903

General Physical Description note: 245 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke to Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to Russian military and economic activities along the Yalu River, Iju, and Yong'amp'o areas; a contract for the sale of the Japanese warship "Yobu" by the Mitsui Company to the Korean government; the activities of General Aleksei Kuropatkin in Japan; Belgian and French economic interests in Korea; Russo-Japanese relations in Korea; and the Seoul-Pusan, the Seoul-Shin'iju and other railroads. June 1 - Sept. 30, 1903.
Folder 139

Telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, --Part II (Meiji 36-nen honsho oden ge). 1903

General Physical Description note: 199 frames. Reel VIII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams sent by Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke to Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to Yong'amp'o and the movements of Russian warships near Inchon. Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 1903.
Illegible frame: 192. 1-7a contain tables, partly illegible.
Folder 140

Diplomatic correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Korean government, (Meiji 36-nen gaibu o). 1903

General Physical Description note: 82 frames. Reel VIII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the chief adviser to the Korean government Kato Masuo and to public disturbances in northeastern Korea. Communications between Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Korean Foreign Minister Yi To-jae relating to the Yalu River development plans. Jan. 13 - Nov. 31, 1903.
Illegible frames: 49-53. 31 contains a table. 21-25a in Korean.
Folder 141

Diplomatic correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Korean government, (Meiji 36-nen gaibu rai). 1903

General Physical Description note: 45 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Diplomatic correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke with the Korean Foreign Office relating to the changes in the Korean cabinet; the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Korean Emperor's coronation; the bombing incident in Seoul and the hospitalization of Korean Foreign Minister Yi To-jae and the elder statesman Yi Yong-ik; and the difficulties developed due to the circulation of Japanese currency in Korea. Jan. 27 - Dec. 11, 1903.
12-17 in Korean.
Folder 142

Telegrams received from the Home Office, (Meiji 36-nen honsho raiden). 1903

General Physical Description note: 226 frames. Reel VIII.

Scope and Contents note

Copies of telegrams received from Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to Russian projects and policies in Korea and the consequent reactions of the American, British and Chinese governments. Documents relating to Japanese concern over the granting of mining and timber concessions to foreign countries by the Korean government. Jan. 2 - Dec. 30, 1903.
Folder 143

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office, (Meiji 36-nen honsho orai). 1903

General Physical Description note: 75 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of Japanese Chargé d'Affaires in Korea Hagiwara with Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the coronation of the Korean Emperor; Yi Yong-ik; the sending of Korean emigrants to Hawaii; Russian military activities in Korea; the appointment of a new German Minister to Korea; Korean plan for the adoption of a military conscription system. Correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke with Komura relating to French economic activities in Korea; the sending of Korean government students to Russia; Hagiwara's inspection tour to Kunsan and Chinnamp'o areas; the activities of the French and the Russian ministers in Korea; the Belgian adviser to the Korean government; the dispatch of additional Japanese police force to Pyongyang; and the opening of Unggi. Jan. 12 - July 13, 1903.
Two frames numbered 29. 48, 49 contain maps. 29 contains a "Directory for Legations and Consulates in Seoul." 4a, 29 in English.
Folder 144

Sale of warship "Yobu", (Meiji 36-nen gunkan Yobu urikomi). 1903

General Physical Description note: 183 frames. Reel VIII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the sale of the Japanese warship "Yobu" by the Mitsui Company to the Korean government. Mar. 9 - Oct. 10, 1903.
138b duplicate of 137b. 39-43, 55, 60, 61, 64, 65a, 75-79, 88, 89, 93, 94, 115b-119a, 131-133a, 141b, 142, 145b-147, 152, 153 in Korean.
Folder 145

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, (Meiji 36-nen kimitsu honsho o). 1903

General Physical Description note: 229 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence of Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Hagiwara and of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke to Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to the Russo-Chinese Bank; Russian Special Envoy to Korea Weber; the reappointment of Yi Yong-ik; the issuance of paper currency in Korea; the purchase of warships by the Korean government from Japan; Russo-Japanese dispute over the warships of the two countries anchored in Inchon harbor; the establishment of Central Bank of Korea; Russian activities in Korea; political conditions in Seoul after the bombing incident; economic activities of the Japanese in Pyongyang and Kunsan areas; the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Persia; and the rumor concerning the conclusion of a secret military agreement between Korea and Russia. Jan. 4 - Dec. 22, 1903.
Two frames numbered 123. 197 is followed by 197-1, -2. 225b, 226 in English; 222b, 223a in Korean.
Folder 148

Confidential correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Home Office, (Meiji 36-nen kimitsu honsho rai). 1903

General Physical Description note: 225 frames. Reel XIX.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence of Japanese Foreign Minister Komura to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke relating to the Russo-Chinese Bank; the revision of the regulations governing the foreign settlement in Inchon; the Seoul-Shin'iju and Seoul-Pusan rail-roads; a loan contract between the First Bank in Tokyo and the Bank of Seoul; Korean students in Japan; ginseng trade; the Belgian adviser to the Korean government; the withdrawal of Russian troops from Manchuria; Korean neutrality; the clash between Russian sailors and Japanese nationals in Inchon; the establishment of Japanese Army headquarters in Korea; the resignation of Russian Minister of Finance Count Sergius Witte; the conversations between Korean Minister to Russia Yi P0m-jin and Japanese Minister to Russia Kurino concerning the Korean situation; the activities of Japanese consular police in Korea; the opening of Iju and Yong'amp'o; a confidential report on the situation in Manchuria by the Japanese Consul at Newchwang Segawa Asanoshin. Jan. 27 - Dec. 15, 1903.
Illegible frames: 101-103, 201-203, 207. 168b, 169a contain maps.
Folder 152

Copies of European-language telegrams received from the Home Office and Japanese diplomatic posts, (Ji Meiji 34-nen juichigatsu itaru Meiji 36-nen jugatsu honsho sonota obun dempo raishin hikae). Nov. 1901 - Oct. 1903

General Physical Description note: 96 frames. Reel VIII.

Scope and Contents note

Copies of English-language telegrams sent to Japanese Foreign Minister Komura by the Japanese ministers in Germany, Great Britain, China, Russia and other countries (transmitted to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke) relating to Russian policy in Korea and the reactions of these countries toward it. Report of a land survey for the Japanese settlement at Masan. Nov. 7, 1901 - Oct. 30, 1903.
Illegible frames: 86a, 87. 86, 87, 88, 89 are also numbered 281, 278, 279, 280 respectively. 38 is followed by 38-1.
Folder 153

Documents relating to the issuance of demand drafts by the First Bank [in Tokyo], (Meiji 34, 36-nen Daiichi Ginko ichiranbarai tegata hakko ni kansuru ken). 1901 - 1903

General Physical Description note: 298 frames. Reel VIII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Korean government's policy regarding the circulation in Korea of the banknotes of the First Bank of Tokyo. Oct. 15, 1901 - Nov. 6, 1903.
175 is followed by 175-1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7. 41b, 44-48, 70, 124-128, 130b, 131b-134a, 137, 138, 142, 146, 150b, 151, 152b, 153a, 160, 163, 165, 195, 216, 261, 262, 267 in Korean; 173a, 175, 175-1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7 in English.
Folder 158

Diplomatic correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Korean government, --Part II (Meiji 37-nen gaibu o ge). 1904

General Physical Description note: 78 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Diplomatic correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke with the Korean Foreign Minister Yi Ha-y0ng relating to anti-Japanese riots in northeastern Korea. June 1 - Dec. 29, 1904.
Missing frames: 25-34.
Folder 160

Diplomatic correspondence received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Korean government, --Part II (Meiji 37-nen gaibu rai--2). 1904

General Physical Description note: 45 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Diplomatic correspondence received from Korean Foreign Minister Yi Ha-y0ng protesting the activities of Japanese army, police, and civilian personnel. July 1 - Dec. 14, 1904.
Folder 170

Telegrams received from the Home Office, --Part III (Meiji 37-nen den honsho rai--3). 1904

General Physical Description note: 142 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams received from Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to Japanese economic and military policies in Korea. May 13 - Dec. 31, 1904.
Missing frames: 242, 245, 246, 335. Frames are numbered 241-386.
Folder 171

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, (Meiji 37-nen kimitsu honsho o). 1904

General Physical Description note: 189 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence of Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke to Japa nese Foreign Minister Komura relating to political and economic conditions in Korea; the movement of American seamen in Korea; and Korean newspapers published in Seoul. Record of the audience given by the Korean Emperor to Special Japanese Envoy to Korea Prince Ito. Draft of the Japanese-Korean Agreement of 1904. Texts of a loan contract between the Korean government and Takagi Bumpei. Documents relating to the improvement of military facilities in Korea. Jan. 5 - Dec. 24, 1904.
Illegible frame: 159. 98, 99, 113, 114, 121, 122 in Korean; 160a in English.
Folder 173

Documents relating to the construction of a railroad between Masan and Samnangjin, (Meiji 34-37 nen Mazan Sanroshin kan tetsudo ikken shorui). 1901-1904

General Physical Description note: 255 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Japanese Foreign Minister Komura. Regulations governing Y0ngnam Railway Company. Nov. 1, 1901 - Sept. 25, 1904.
Illegible frames: 224b-226a. 251 is followed by 1-4. 180, 181 contain maps. 10a-18, 19b-27, 41b 43a, 48b-51a, 66-69, 80b 90, 95b-99a, 106, 107, 142-157, 194, 1-4 in Korean.
Folder 179

Telegrams exchanged between the Japanese Legation in Korea and the Japanese Consulate in Inchon, (Meiji 37-nen Jinsen den orai). 1904

General Physical Description note: 30 frames. Reel VIII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams exchanged by Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke with Consul Kato Motoshiro in Inchon and other Japanese consuls relating to the movement of Russian warships and merchant marine at Inchon; and the severance of diplomatic relations between Japan and Russia. Jan. 2 - Dec. 31, 1904.
Folder 182

Miscellany, (Meiji 32-37-nen zatsu). 1899 - 1904

General Physical Description note: 167 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous documents of the Japanese Legation in Korea from Oct. 12, 1898 to Sept. 9, 1903. Documents relating to the Russo-Korean telegraph agreement; the record of the audience given to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke by the Korean Emporer; Hayashi's reports on Korean finances; and the texts of timber concessions to Russia. A list of names of the Japanese Legation staff in Korea with the dates of arrival and departure from 1877 to 1900.
Missing frame: 121 (120 is continued on 122). Illegible fr.: 54a, 56b. 162 is followed by 5 unnumbered frames. 141-148 contain tables. 156, 157, 159-162 in French; 158 in English; 19b-50, 54b-56, 61b-65, 69b-73, 119b-124a, 149-154 in Korean.
Folder 187

Documents relating to political refugees involved in the lmi [Incident], (Meiji 34-nen Itsubi bomeisha). 1901

General Physical Description note: 274 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Pak Y0ng-hyo and other political refugees involved in the lmi Incident in 1895. May 28, 1900 - Apr. 14, 1904.
Missing frame: 152. Illegible fr.: 211, 225, 240. 4b, 5, 11b-118 in Korean.
Folder 188

Copies of European-language telegrams sent to the Home Office, and Japanese diplomatic posts, (Meiji 35-37-nen honsho sonota obun dempo oshin hikae). 1902 - 1904

General Physical Description note: 34 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

English-language telegrams sent by Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke to Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to the lease of land to Russia in Masan; Russian attempts to lease additional territory in northwest Korea; and American interests in the Iju area. Oct. 1, 1902 - Dec. 30, 1904.
Illegible frame: 19.
Folder 189

Copies of European-language telegrams to and from the Home Office, (Meiji 36, 37-nen obun dempo ofuku hikae). 1903 - 1904

General Physical Description note: 81 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Copies of English-language telegrams to and from Japanese Foreign Minister Komura and Japanese ministers in Germany, Great Britain, China, France, Russia, and other countries (transmitted to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke). Nov. 1, 1903 - Jan. 21, 1904.
Folder 192

Documents relating to the use of the railroads by the [Japanese] Army, (Meiji 37, 38-nen gunyo tetsudo--2-4 gatsu). 1904 - 1905 (Feb. - Apr.)

General Physical Description note: 94 frames. Reel VI.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to use of Seoul-Pusan and Seoul-Shin'iju railroads by the Japanese Army. Documents relating to the construction of railroads and telegraph lines in northwestern Korea. Feb. 25 - Nov. 20, 1904.
Missing frames: 56-69. Illegible fr.: 32, 33. 70-107 are renumbered 57-94. 32b, 33, 82 (69a) in English; 38 in Korean.
Folder 194

Documents relating to the Treaty of Protection, (Meiji 38-nen hogo kyoyaku). 1905

General Physical Description note: 346 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Japanese Foreign Minister Katsura relating to Korean problems. Diplomatic correspondence between the Japanese Legation in Korea and the Korean Foreign Office concerning the domestic politics and foreign relations of Korea. Documents relating to the activities of the Ilchin'hoe party in favor of Japanese annexation of Korea; diplomatic negotiations of Prince Ito with the Korean government; texts of the Treaty of Protection between Japan and Korea; and the establishment of the Japanese Residency-General in Seoul. Sept. 15 - Dec. 6, 1905.
Illegible frames: 6, 27, 28, 306. Generally difficult to read. 19 is followed by 19-1, -2, -3. 27, 28, 42b, 83-85, 88b, 89, 108, 109a, 222, 223, 296-298, 340 in Korean; 19-1 to 22a, 41b, 42a, 117, 118a, 119-122a, 130-133a, 151a, 152, 153a, 200a, 201a, 226a, 229a, 234a, 251a, 308, 309a, 311, 312a, 326, 332a in English; 327 in French.
Box 5, Folder 196

Instructions concerning Hasegawa, Maruyama, and Stevens; documents relating to the general [Japanese] plan for the installation of facilities in Korea; and the contract for the extension of the period of employment of Kato Masuo (Meiji 37, 38-nen Hasegawa, Maruyama, Suchibunsu ni taisuru kunrei oyobi taikan shisetsu koryo narabini Kato Masuo keiyaku enhei).

General Physical Description note: 69 frames. Reel XVIII.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence to and from Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to the appointment of General Hasegawa Yoshimichi as the Commander of the Japanese armed forces in Korea. Documents relating to the arrival of an American, Durham White Stevens, and other advisers to the Korean Foreign Office. General Japanese plan for the construction of harbors, railroads, telegraph lines, and other facilities for military purposes in Korea. Texts of contracts relating to the employment of Stevens and Kato Masuo. Oct. 6, 1904 - Aug. 21, 1905.
4, 5, 66-69 in Korean; 14-16a, 20-22a in English.
Folder 206

Miscellany, (Meiji 38-nen zatsu). 1905

General Physical Description note: 73 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous file of administrative reports from the Japanese Postmaster General and other Japanese officials in Korea to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke. Documents relating to the popular uprising in Korea in 1905.
7-13 contain tables. 18b contains a map.
Folder 212

Documents relating to whaling, (Meiji 32-37-nen hogei). 1899 - 1904

General Physical Description note: 30 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Chinese and English texts of an agreement between Korea and Russia dealing with whaling off the northeastern coast of Korea. Mar. 29, 1900.
Nearly all frames are illegible. 1-14 in English.
Folder 216

Telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Home Office, --Part IV (Meiji 38-nen honsho oden-shi). 1905

General Physical Description note: 168 frames. Reel IX.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams sent by Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Hagiwara and Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke to Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to the popular uprising in northeast Korea; and Korean foreign relations. Texts of the Japanese-Korean treaty signed by Minister Hayashi and Korean Foreign Minister Pak Che-sun transferring the administration of Korea's foreign affairs to the Japanese Foreign Ministry. Correspondence of Hayashi with Japanese Foreign Minister Katsura relating to the reactions of Korean political leaders to the Hayashi-Pak treaty. Nov. 2, 1905 - Jan. 18, 1906.
Missing frame: 66. Illegible fr.: 95, 100, 106, 125, 156b.
Folder 219

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Japanese Consulate in Mokp'o and its Kunsan Branch, (Meiji 38-nen Moppo, Gunzan orai). 1905

General Physical Description note: 13 frames. Reel XIX.

Scope and Contents note

Reports of Japanese Consul Wakamatsu Usaburo in Mokp'o and the Head of the Kunsan Branch of the Mokp'o Consulate Yokota Saburo submitted to the Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke relating to the activities of pro-Japanese Ilchin'hoe party. Mar. 22 - Nov. 25, 1905.
Folder 224

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Japanese Consulate in Inchon, --Part I (Meiji 38-nen Jinsen orai-1). 1905

General Physical Description note: 10 frames. Reel XIX.

Scope and Contents note

The report of Japanese Consul in Inchon Kato Motoshiro to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke relating to the dispatch of Russian secret envoy to Korea. Summary of a speech by President Theodore Roosevelt on the Russo-Japanese War. Jan. 7 - June 12, 1905.
Missing frame: 5. Two frames are numbered 6.
Folder 226

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Japanese Consulates in Seoul and Inchon, --Part I (Meiji 38-nen Keijo, Jinsen orai-1). 1905

General Physical Description note: 41 frames. Reel XIX

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Japanese Consul in Seoul Mimashi Kumekichi and Japanese Consul in Inchon Kato Motoshiro relating to the activities of the members of the Ilchin'hoe party. Jan. 1-26, 1905.
31 is followed by 31-1.
Folder 236

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Korean Imperial Court, --Part II (Meiji 38-nen kyuchu ofuku-2). 1905

General Physical Description note: 7 frames. Reel XIX.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Korean Minister of Rites and Ceremonies Min Chong-muk relating to Yi Yong-ik, including the letter of Japanese Chargé d'Affaires Hagiwara to Yi Yong-ik dated Oct. 16, 1905.
1, 2, 5, 7a in Korean.
Folder 240

Telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea to and from the Japanese consulates in Pusan and Masan, (Meiji 38-nen Fuzan Masan Orai-den). 1905

General Physical Description note: 5 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

Telegraphic correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and the Japanese Consul in Pusan relating to the Russian dispatch of a secret mission to the Korean Imperial Court. A telegram from the Headquarters of the Japanese Army in Korea relating to the arrival of a Russian secret envoy to Korea. Apr. 6 and Nov. 9, 1905.
Folder 241

Correspondence between the Japanese Army Commander and the Chief of Japanese Gendarmerie in Korea, -- Part I (Meiji 38-nen gunken orai-1). 1905

General Physical Description note: 18 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence transmitted to Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke by the Commander of the Japanese Army in Korea relating to the riots against the Ilchin'hoe party in the Ch0nju area; and military cooperation between the Russians and Koreans in North Hamgy[UNK]ong Province directed against the Japanese. Jan. 8 - July 7, 1905.
Folder 243

Documents relating to the transfer of official business from the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Japanese Residency-General, (Meiji 38-nen juichigatsu Koshikan tai Tokanfu jimu yoko hikitsugi). Nov. 1905

General Physical Description note: 28 frames. Reel X.
Folder 244

Telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea, (Meiji 38, 39-nen oden ji juichigatsu itaru sangatsu). Nov. 1905 - Mar. 1906

General Physical Description note: 12 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams sent by Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke to Japanese Foreign Minister Kato Takaaki relating to the withdrawal of foreign consulates from Korea. Jan. 9 - Feb. 9, 1906.
Folder 246

Copies of telegrams sent in (Meiji 39-nen denso hikaetsuzuri sangatsu, shigatsu). Mar. and Apr. 1906

General Physical Description note: 22 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams sent by Japanese Foreign Minister Saionji to Resident-General Ito relating to diplomatic communications between Russia and Great Britain concerning the withdrawal of foreign consulates from Korea and the question of Korean independence. Mar. 15 - Apr. 20, 1906.
Two different frames numbered 16.
Folder 248

Telegrams received by the Japanese Legation in Korea (Meiji 39-nen denju juichigatsu junigatsu). Nov. - Dec. 1906

General Physical Description note: 26 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams relating to the arrest of Min Chong-sik; aid to Korean students sent to Japan by the Ilchin'hoe party; and the dispatch of a Special Korean Envoy to Japan. Nov. 6 - Dec. 31, 1906.
Two different frames numbered 16.
Folder 249

Telegrams sent, (Meiji 39-nen oden). 1906

General Physical Description note: 71 frames. Reel X

Scope and Contents note

Telegraphic correspondence of Director-General of the Residency-General Tsuruhara Sadakichi with Japanese Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Chinda Sutemi, and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu and Resident-General Ito relating to the domestic politics and foreign relations of Korea. Documents relating to the policy of the Residency-General regarding foreign-operated mines and other foreign-owned facilities in Korea. Apr. 22 - Nov. 19, 1906.
19 is followed by 19-1.
Folder 250

Telegrams received, (Meiji 39-nen raiden ji shigatsu itaru rokugatsu). Apr. - June, 1906

General Physical Description note: 119 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

Telegraphic correspondence from Japanese Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Chinda to Resident-General Ito relating to Russian diplomatic notes regarding Korea sent to Germany, France, Austria, Italy, and the United States. Documents relating to popular uprising in central Korea. Correspondence between Resident-General Ito and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu relating to Russo-Japanese relations and Russian diplomats in Korea. Apr. 10 - Nov. 19, 1906.
Missing frames: 87, 88. Two different frames numbered 67. 66b-68, 74b-78, 83-85, 95b-98, 110b-112 in English.
Folder 251

History of the Thirteen Provinces, Chientao and the course of the Tumen River, (Meiji 39-nen Jusando oyobi Kanto Tomanko ichi enkaku). 1906

General Physical Description note: 119 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

History of the thirteen provinces of Korea and territorial problems involving the region of Kando (Chientao) and the Tumen River. 1906.
Folder 252

Copies of telegrams received, (Meiji 39-nen setsuju dempo hikae). 1906

General Physical Description note: 33 frames. Reel XIX.

Scope and Contents note

Copies of telegrams received by the Residency-General from Japanese Minister in Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Japanese Police Inspector-General Maruyama Shigetoshi relating to changes in the Korean cabinet; anti-Japanese uprisings in various areas; the activities of Iby0ng ("Righteous Army"); and the arrival of the Saionji Mission to Korea. May 4 - June 13, 1906.
Each frame is also marked 729.
Folder 253

Reports of the Residency-General, (Meiji 39-nen Tokanfu hokoku). 1906

General Physical Description note: 91 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

Reports submitted by the Director-General of the Residency-General to Resident-General Ito concerning administrative, diplomatic, and other affairs in Korea under his jurisdiction. Documents relating to secret Russo-Korean negotiations; and the affairs involving Han Kyu-s0l, Yi Kun t'aek, Yi Yong-ik, Min Y0ng-don, and Yi Ki-gy0n. Dec. 1 - 28, 1906.
Illegible frames: 78b, 79a. Each frame is also numbered 745. 71a contains a map. 37-39, 43-51, 60-68 in English; 40-42, 52-59 in French.
Folder 254

Documents of the Japanese Legation and consulates in Korea, (Meiji 39-nen koryojikan kankei). 1906

General Physical Description note: 8 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the transfer of official business from the Japanese Legation in Korea to the Japanese Residency-General. July 17, 1906 - Jan. 7, 1907.
7b, 8a in Korean.
Folder 255

Records of the Departments of Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce, (Meiji 39-nen Nokoshomubu jimu seiseki). 1906

General Physical Description note: 180 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

Administrative reports of the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Industry of the Residency-General.
Each frame is also numbered 749.
Folder 256

Documents relating to the Chientao problem, (Meiji 40-nen Kanto mondai ni kansuru shorui). 1907

General Physical Description note: 294 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

Documents dealing with Korean-Chinese relations and civil administration in Kando (Chientao) area; and the problem of the Korean-Chinese boundary. Documents relating to civil disturbances in northeast Korea. Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 1907.
Missing frame: 239. Each frame is also numbered 770. 139, 140a, 141b, 142a in Korean.
Folder 257

File of telegrams received, (Meiji 40-nen denju tsuzurikomi). 1907

General Physical Description note: 55 frames. Reel X.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams sent by Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu and others to Resident-General Ito relating to the trial of foreigners under Korean laws; and the visit of the Korean Crown Prince to Japan. Oct. 3 - Nov. 30, 1907.
Illegible frames: 29, 35b. Each frame is also numbered 797. 3b-5 in English.
Folder 259

Documents relating to the Chientao problem, (Meiji 39, 40-nen Kanto mondai ni kansuru shorui). 1906 - 1907

General Physical Description note: 475 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Resident-General Ito and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu relating to Kando [Chientao]; and Sino-Japanese negotiations dealing with this problem. Dec. 11, 1906 - Oct. 31, 1907.
Missing frames: 262, 448. Illegible fr.: 154, 155, 233. Each frame is also numbered 769. 1-19 contain a Table of Contents; 89, 90 contain tables; 103b contains a map. 22, 23a, 28a-50 in Korean.
Folder 260

Reports of the Bureau of Railroad Administration [of the Residency-General], (Meiji 40-nen Tetsudo Kanrikyoku hokoku). 1907

General Physical Description note: 6 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Each frame is also numbered 786.
Folder 261

Telegrams received, (Meiji 40-nen denju). 1907

General Physical Description note: 73 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Telegraphic correspondence of Resident-General Ito with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu and others relating to the question of amnesty for Korean political prisoners. Documents relating to Pak Y0ng-hyo in exile; Ernest T. Bethell, the editor of the English-language Korea Daily News in Seoul; and American-operated mines in Korea. Jan. 9 - June 25, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 794. Two different frames each numbered 30 through 39. 14b, 15, 26b-29 in English.
Folder 262

Telegrams received, (Meiji 40-nen denju). 1907

General Physical Description note: 122 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams of Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu to Resident-General Ito relating to the Russo-Japanese secret treaty and the Franco-Japanese convention. Documents relating to Russo-Japanese relations in Korea and Manchuria. Correspondence between Japanese Minister to Russia Motono Ichiro and Hayashi concerning the problem of Mongolia in Russo-Japanese negotiations.
Each frame is also numbered 795. 5-9, 14b, 15, 19b-21, 26b, 27a, 31b, 47b, 48, 66, 71-74, 75-77, 79-83, 85b-87, 116b-118 in English.
Folder 263

General file of telegrams received, (Meiji 40-nen denju sokatsu). 1907

General Physical Description note: 99 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Telegraphic correspondence between Deputy Resident-General Sone Arasuke and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu relating to Sino-Japanese relations concerning Kando (Chientao) and its Korean population, and Yuan Shih-k'ai's policy toward Chientao. Dec. 6-28, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 799. 1 to 86 is followed by 1 to 13. 61 slightly damaged.
Folder 264

Reports of Special Official Uchida, (Meiji 40-nen Uchida shokutaku hokoku). 1907

General Physical Description note: 47 frames. Reel XIX.

Scope and Contents note

Reports submitted to the Resident-General Ito by Uchida Ryohei on the activities of Iby0ng ("Righteous Army"); the organization of Chawidan ("Self DefenseLeague"); and conditions in the vicinity of Seoul. Nov. 26-30, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 789. 11-32 contain tables.
Folder 265

Telegrams received, (Meiji 40-nen denju). 1907

General Physical Description note: 134 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams sent to Resident-General Ito during his stay in Tokyo by Deputy Resident-General Hasegawa Toshimichi and others relating to the activities of Iby0ng ("Righteous Army"); and popular uprisings on the Kanghwado Island and in Kang'won and Ch'ungch'0ng provinces. Documents relating to the trial of Pak Y0ng-hyo; and the abdication of Emperor Kojong, and the coronation of the Emperor Sungjong. Aug. 11 - Sept. 27, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 796.
Folder 266

File of telegrams sent, (Meiji 40-nen oden tsuzurikomi). 1907

General Physical Description note: 12 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams sent by Resident-General Ito and others to Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu relating to the trial of Ernest T. Bethell. Oct. 14-16, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 803. 4-6 in English.
Folder 267

Copies of telegrams received, (Meiji 40-nen raiden hikae). 1907

General Physical Description note: 241 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams received by Resident-General Ito relating to the activities of Korean political refugees abroad; Shin ng-hi and Yi Kyu-wan, Emperor Kojong's secret emissaries to the Hague Peace Conference; and the British, French, and American attitudes toward this action. Documents relating to Ilchin'hoe party and political conditions in Korea. July 1 - Sept. 24, 1907.
Missing frames: 50, 65. Each frame is also numbered 798. 10b, 11, 18b-21, 23b-31, 33b-35, 42b-44, 62-71, 106-111, 113-117, 120-141, 143-148, 152-157 in English.
Folder 268

Telegrams sent, (Meiji 40-nen denso). 1907

General Physical Description note: 57 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams exchanged between Resident-General Ito and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu relating to the trial of Ernest T. Bethell; Russian interests in Iju and Yong'amp'o areas; the resignation of Korean Foreign Minister Pak Che-sun and his succession by Yi Wan-yong; and the return of Pak Y0ng-hyo to Korea. Jan. 29 - June 28, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 801. 51-53 in English.
Folder 269

Copies of telegrams received [by Resident-General Ito], during official tour, (Meiji 39, 40-nen shutchochu setsuju denshin hikae). 1906 - 1907

General Physical Description note: 129 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams from Director-General of the Residency-General Tsuruhara and others to Resident-General Ito during his stay in Tokyo relating to the changes in Korean cabinet; Korean Special Envoy to Japan Yi Chi-yong, popular uprising in the Ky0ngsang provinces; the visit of Austrian Prince Leopold to the Korean court; the conflict between Pak Che-sun and Yi Chong-k0n; Pak Y0ng-hyo; Ernest T. Bethell; and the properties owned by the British, French, and Italian firms in Korea. Nov. 25, 1906 - Mar. 15, 1907.
Illegible frame: 117. Each frame is also numbered 800.
Folder 270

Telegrams sent, (Meiji 40-nen oden). 1907

General Physical Description note: 178 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the Korean secret mission to the Hague Peace Conference; the abdication of Emperor Kojong and the coronation of Emperor Sunjong; the abolition of the Korean Army; the movement of Italian warships in Korean waters; editor Ernest T. Bethell and the Korea Daily News; and the journey of Korean Crown Prince Yi n to Japan July 3 - Dec. 28, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 802. 82a in English.
Folder 272

File of telegrams received, (Meiji 40-nen denju tsuzurikomi). 1907

General Physical Description note: 49 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams sent by Resident-General Ito and others to Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu and others relating to anti-Japanese insurrections; the Bethell affair; and the pardoning of Yi P0m-nae and six other Koreans who were arrested and tried for assassination of Queen Min. Aug. 12 - Sept. 28, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 804.
Folder 273

File of telegrams received, (Meiji 40-nen denju tsuzurikomi). 1907

General Physical Description note: 40 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams received by Resident-General Ito from Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu and Prime Minister Saionji relating to the adviser to the Japanese Foreign Ministry H. W. Denison and the sending of Yi Chi-yong and others with the Korean Crown Prince Yi n to Japan. Apr. 9 - Dec. 9, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 805. 9-12 in English.
Folder 274

File of documents, (Meiji 40-nen monjo tsuzurikomi). 1907

General Physical Description note: 136 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the coronation of the Emperor Sunjong; popular uprisings in Korea; and Sino-Japanese negotiation regarding the Korean-Manchurian boundary. Aug. 7 - Sept. 11, 1907.
Illegible frame: 34. Each frame is also numbered 807; 78 renumbered 68. 51b-56 contain tables. 69-74 in Korean; 93 in English.
Folder 277

Documents relating to the recognition of Korean laws and regulations, (Meiji 40-nen Kankoku hoki shonin shorui). 1907

General Physical Description note: 46 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Korean taxation system. Portions of the Korean Official Gazette. May 11, 1906 - Sept. 22, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 810. 24-37, 39-42, 46 contain tables. 1, 12b-17a in Korean.
Folder 279

Miscellaneous file, (Meiji 41-nen zattetsu). 1907-1908

General Physical Description note: 36 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Ernest T. Bethell; and the return of Pak Y0ng-hyo to Korea. Communications between the Chief of the Bureau of Trade of the Residency-General Hagiwara Shuichi, and Deputy Resident-General Sone relating to the purchase of American railroad and other interests in Korea. July 14 - Oct. 31, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 856. 17b in Korean.
Folder 280

Miscellaneous file, (Meiji 40-nen, 41-nen zattetsu). 1907-1908

General Physical Description note: 29 frames. Reel XI.

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous documents and telegrams relating to the insurrection in North Hamgy0ng Province; the appointment of Yi Hak-sang as a guardian to Crown Prince Yi n during his studies in Tokyo. Dec. 27, 1907 - June 6, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 855.
Folder 281

Copies of Japanese-language telegrams, --supplement (Meiji 27-nen wabun dempo ofuku hikae tsuika). 1894

General Physical Description note: 90 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegraphic correspondence between Japanese Minister in Korea Otori and Japanese consuls in Korea; and between Japanese Minister in Korea Inoue Kaoru and Japanese military and diplomatic officials in Korea. July 4 - Dec. 8, 1894.
Each frame is also marked 213 tsuika.
Folder 282

Reports of the Telegraph Bureau, (Meiji 40-nen Tsushin Kanrikyoku hokoku). 243 frames. Reel XII. 1907

Scope and Contents note

Reports of the Chief of the Telegraph Bureau of the Residency-General Ikeda Jusaburo to Resident-General Ito. File of telegram drafts handled by the Bureau. Apr. 15 - July 23, 1907.
Missing frame: 121. Illegible fr.: 43, 226-231. Each frame is also numbered 782; two different frames each numbered 130, 145 through 149. 6, 23-38, 40-46, 48, 49, 51, 70a, 71, 72, 81-83, 90, 91, 93, 94, 95b-102, 112b-116, 127-131, 145b-147, 149-156, 185, 189, 191-213, 215, 225a-230, 233-237 in English.
Folder 283

Miscellaneous file, (Meiji 38, 41-nen zassan). 1905 and 1908

General Physical Description note: 203 frames. Reel XIX.

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous documents of the Residency-General relating to the American attitude toward Japanese rule in Korea; cancellation of a proposed Japanese loan of 1,500,000 yen to Korea; the policies of the Residency-General in Korea; Korean political refugees abroad; Franco-Korean diplomatic relations; the visit of a special Korean envoy to Japan; Pak Y0ng-hyo; local uprisings in North Ch'ungch'0ng Province; the establishment of Toyo Takushoku Kaisha (Oriental Development Company); Korean police; and the organization and activities of Chawidan ("Self Defense League") against Iby0ng ("Righteous Army") in various provinces. Reports of special official of the Residency-General Uchida Ryohei on the political and military activities of the Iby0ng against the Ilchin'hoe party and its members. Dec. 18, 1905 - Feb. 13, 1908.
Missing frames: 42, 175. Each frame is also numbered 854. 40, 41 on one frame. 152, 153a contain maps. 2, 61b in English; 32-35a in French.
Folder 284

Telegrams received, (Meiji 41-nen denju ji ichigatsu itaru shigatsu). Jan. - Apr. 1908

General Physical Description note: 50 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams received by the Residency-General from Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu and others relating to the recognition of alien property rights in Korea; the bill concerning the creation of Toyo Takushoku Kaisha; the assassination of Durham White Stevens in San Francisco by Koreans; and the Bethell affair. Jan. 9 - Apr. 28, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 890. 45, 46 in English.
Folder 285

Documents relating to the secret orders and instructions, (Meiji 40, 41-nen kimitsu meirei kunrei shorui). 1907 - 1908

General Physical Description note: 110 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Sino-Japanese negotiations for the settlement of the Korean-Manchurian boundary; Japanese military activity in Korea; Japanese policy for the suppression of popular uprisings in northeastern Korea; and the protection of Koreans in Kando (Chientao). July 23, 1907 - Sept. 9, 1909.
Missing frame: 17. Illegible fr.: 106. Each frame is also numbered 877. 28, 29, 34b, 35a, 78-83 in Korean.
Folder 286

Telegrams received, (Meiji 41-nen denju ji nigatsu itaru shigatsu). Feb. - Apr. 1908

General Physical Description note: 36 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams exchanged between Resident-General Ito and Deputy Resident-General Sone relating to the opening of Ch'0ngjin; anti-American sentiment in Korea in connection with ill treatment of Koreans in America; the increase of streetcar fares by the American Korean Electric Company in Seoul; and Chinese interests along the Yalu River. A letter from Durham White Stevens to Prince Ito; Stevens' subsequent death and the trial of his assassins. Dec. 10, 1907 - Apr. 11, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 889. 24b, 25 in English.
Folder 287

Telegrams received, (Meiji 41-nen denju ji jugatsu itaru junigatsu). Oct. - Dec. 1908

General Physical Description note: 66 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams received by the Japanese Residency-General from Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu and Chief of the Kando (Chientao) branch office of the Residency-General Saito Kishiro relating to the clash between the Chinese and the Japanese police in Kando and subsequent developments. Oct. 6 - Dec. 8, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 893.
Folder 288

Reports of the Residency-General [to Resident-General Ito] during [his] official trip to Tokyo, (Meiji 40, 41-nen Tokanfu hokoku Tokyo shutchochu). 1907 - 1908

General Physical Description note: 25 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential note dated Nov. 28, 1907 from Resident-General Ito to Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu relating to the legal status of the Koreans acquiring citizenship abroad. Confidential reports sent to Resident-General Ito in Tokyo by Deputy Resident-General Sone relating to a plan of an American firm in Shanghai to smuggle rifles and ammunition into Korea to aid anti-Japanese insurgents. Jan. 16, 1908.
Missing frame: 15. Each frame is also numbered 876. 22b, 23a, 24b in Korean.
Folder 289

Copies of telegrams sent, (Meiji 41-nen denso hikae). 1908

General Physical Description note: 58 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams to and from Resident-General Ito and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu and others relating to Korean newspapers published in San Francisco and Vladivostok; and precautionary measures taken by the Japanese in anticipation of insurrections that might follow the abolition of Korean armed forces. Documents relating to Pak Y0ng-hyo and Ernest T Bethell. May 1 - July 30, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 895. 36b, 37 in English.
Each frame is also numbered 895. 36b, 37 in English.
Folder 290

Telegrams sent, (Meiji 41-nen denso ji hachigatsu itaru kugatsu). Aug. - Sept. 1908

General Physical Description note: 118 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegraphic correspondence of Deputy Resident-General Sone with Resident-General Ito and Japanese Foreign Ministers Komura and General Terauchi Masatake relating to Ernest T. Bethell and his associates Yi P0m-yun, and Yang Ki-t'aek. Aug. 2 - Sept. 26, 1908.
Illegible frame: 48a. Each frame is also numbered 896. 54b, 58a, 59a, 64b, 65a, 71, 81 in English.
Folder 291

Telegrams sent, (Meiji 41-nen denso ji jugatsu itaru junigatsu). Oct. - Dec. 1908

General Physical Description note: 23 frames. Reel XIX.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams of Deputy Resident-General Sone to Resident-General Ito concerning political conditions and popular uprisings in Korea; the clash between Japanese and Chinese troops in Kando (Chientao); the activities of Ernest T. Bethell; and Ch0n My0ng-un and Chang In-hwan, the assassins of Durham White Stevens. Oct. 7 - Dec. 5, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 897.
Folder 292

Telegrams sent, (Meiji 41-nen denso ji ichigatsu itaru shigatsu). Jan. - Apr. 1908

General Physical Description note: 64 frames. Reel

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams of Deputy Resident-General Sone and others to Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu and others concerning the activities of the New York Export and Import Trading Company in Shanghai in the smuggling of weapons and ammunition into Korea; the ownership of a strip of land along the Yalu River by a Japanese; the death of Durham White Stevens; and the changes in the membership of the Korean Privy Council. Jan. 4 - April 22, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 894.
Folder 293

Telegrams received, (Meiji 41-nen denju). 1908

General Physical Description note: 122 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams from Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu to Resident-General Ito relating to the affairs of the Korean League in San Francisco, and Bishop Harris; the Root Takahira agreement between Japan and the United States and Anglo-Japanese relations in regard to Korea. Documents relating to popular uprising in the Hesanjin area; student riots in Iju; Russian-trained rebels under the leadership of Yi P0m yun; and Sino-Japanese negotiations regarding Manchuria as a sanctuary for the Korean rebels. May 1 - July 28, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 891. 1, 2, 15b-19, 37b-39 in English.
Folder 295

Documents relating to newly operated railroads, (Meiji 42-nen shin'ei tetsudo ikken). 1909

General Physical Description note: 81 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents of the Residency-General relating to new railroad construction plans between Seoul and W0nsan, and Taej0n and Kunsan. Sept. 15 - Nov. 17, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 940. 23 contains a table.
Folder 296

Records of the Imperial tour in northwest [Korea], (Meiji 42-nen seihoku junkoshi). 1909

General Physical Description note: 80 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Illegible frames: 8b, 9a, 24a, 25b. Each frame is also numbered 942. 25-27a in Korean; 17 in English.
Box 6, Folder 297

File of proposals, (Meiji 40-nen, do 42-nen gengi tsuzuri). 1907 and 1909

General Physical Description note: 87 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu and Resident-General Ito relating to the legal status of foreigners in Korea and their property rights; and the protection of railroad lines in Korea. Documents relating to the Sino-Japanese convention for the settlement of Korean-Manchurian boundary. Texts of an agreement between Ito and Korean Prime Minister Yi Wan-yong regarding the implementation of the Korean-Japanese Treaty of July 24, 1907. Jan. 18, 1908 - Feb. 15, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 939. Two different frames numbered 76. 16-18 in Korean; 19-22 in English.
Folder 298

Miscellaneous file, (Meiji 42-nen zassan ji ichigatsu itaru shigatsu). Jan. - Apr. 1909

General Physical Description note: 16 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Communications between Resident-General Ito and Deputy Resident-General Sone. Feb. 23 - Mar. 9, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 946.
Folder 299

Class A documents of the Department of Archives [and] extra 8 sheets, (Meiji 40-nen koshu Bunshobu bangai 8 sheets [sic]). 1907

General Physical Description note: 91 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Texts of an agreement between Japan and Korea regarding the Yalu River and Tumen River forestry administration and confidential correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu and Resident-General Ito relating to it. Documents relating to the popular uprising in North Ky0ngsang Province. Sept. 22, 1906 - Aug. 30, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 812. Eight "extra" frames follow 83. 4 and 5, and 47 and 48 respectively are identical. 20 b, 21a contain tables. 3a, 4a, 5a, 45a, 46a, 47a, 48a, "extra" 7 and 8 in English; 15, 16, 27b, 28 in Korean.
Folder 300

Documents concerning Prince Ito, (Meiji 42-nen Ito Ko kankei shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 25 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Korean Imperial decree of Nov. 4, 1909 concerning the death of Prince Ito. Confidential report of 2d Lt. Sugiyama Kyo of the Japanese gendarmerie concerning the interrogation of Prince Ito's assassin, An Chung-gun. Dec. 20, 1910.
Each frame is also numbered 956. 7 difficult to read. 25th frame (unnumbered) is in English; 1-7 in Korean.
Folder 301

Documents relating to the Korean Emperor's tour in the west (Meiji 42-nen Kanko seijun kankei shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 187 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the tour of Emperor Sunjong in northwestern Korea. Jan. - Feb. 1909.
Missing frame: 110. Illegible fr.: 73, 76, 77, 79, 88. Each frame is also numbered 960. 46-60, 74, 75, 78, 79 contain tables and plans; 70-72, 86 contain maps.
Folder 302

Copies of telegrams received, (Meiji 42-nen denju hikae tsuzuri). 1909

General Physical Description note: 82 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams sent to Resident-General Sone by Japanese Foreign Minister Komura and others relating to the Sino-Japanese settlement of the Korean-Manchurian boundary; and the floating of bonds of South Manchuria Railway Company. Sept. 2 - Oct. 15, 1909.
Missing frames: 41, 65. Each frame is also numbered 976.
Folder 303

Documents relating to the Korean Emperor's tour in the south (Meiji 42-nen Kanko nanjun kankei shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 131 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Missing frame: 94. Illegible fr.: 2-9. Each frame is also numbered 959. 1b, 40b, 54b-56 contain plans. 59, 104, 105 in Korean.
Folder 304

Miscellaneous file, (Meiji 42-nen zassan ji shigatsu itaru junigatsu). Apr. - Dec. 1909

General Physical Description note: 81 frames. Reel XII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to Ernest T. Bethell; the sale of the American Korean Electric Company in Seoul to Nikkan Gas Company; and the railroad connecting Korea with Manchuria. May 1 - Dec. 9, 1909.
Illegible frames: 30-48, 50, 51, 54-56. Each frame is also numbered 947. 59b, 60a in Korean.
Folder 305

Intelligence reports of the Korean Ministry of Internal Affairs, (Meiji 42-nenNaibu joho tsuzuri) 1909

General Physical Description note: 392 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to interrogation of the assassin of Prince Ito, An Chung-gun; public reaction in Korea toward the Imperial Court and the Japanese after the assassination; the Korean tour of a member of the Japanese Imperial Diet Ouchi Yozo; the activities of S0buk Hakhoe (Northwestern Association) and its leader An Ch'ang-ho, Horace G. Underwood, Homer B. Hulbert, and other American missionaries; the abolition of extraterritoriality in Korea; popular uprising in Korea; and the anti-Japanese political activities of Yu Tong-y0l, Yi Pak, Kim Hi-s0n, and Yang Ki-t'aek. Nov. 1 - Dec. 15, 1909.
Missing frame: 73. Each frame is also numbered 945. Two different frames numbered 74. 81-83a, 114-116a, 124-127a, 213-215 contain tables; 64b, 65a contain diagrams. 213-215 in English.
Folder 306

Documents relating to the spending of the Korean National Loan Redemption Fund, (Meiji 41-nen kokusai hoshokin shohi jiken). 1908

General Physical Description note: 299 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the investigation of the case of the Korean National Loan Redemption Association Fund and the trials of Ernest T. Bethell, Yang Ki-t'aek, and others involved in it; and Anglo-Japanese negotiations concerning the trial of Bethell. July 17 - Oct. 2, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 888. 64, 65 on one frame. The contents of 202 and 203; 212 and 213; 219 and 220 are identical. 6a, 34-37a, 63-68, 138, 139a, 149-151, 153a, 183, 184a, 187, 202a, 203a, 210-212a, 213a, 218, 219a, 220a-270a in English.
Folder 307

Annual report of the Kando Branch Office, (Meiji 42-nen Kanto hashutsujo nempo). 1909

General Physical Description note: 129 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

1908 annual report of the Chief of Kando (Chientao) branch office of the Residency-General, submitted on Jan. 9, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 948. 119-128 contain tables.
Folder 308

The Ito disaster, (Meiji 42-nen Ito Ko sonan [no] ken). 1909

General Physical Description note: 69 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the assassination of Prince Ito. Oct. 26 - 29, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 955. Two different frames each numbered 21 through 29; the second set is also numbered 29-1 through 29-9. 41b-44 in Korean.
Folder 309

Documents relating to the Harbin Incident, (Meiji 42-nen Harupin jiken shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 159 frames. Reel XIX.

Scope and Contents note

Documents of the Japanese Residency-General in Korea relating to the assassination of former Resident-General Prince Ito. Correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Komura and Resident-General Sone relating to the arrest and trial of Ito's assassin, An Chung-gun, and his accomplices. Oct. 26 - Nov. 7, 1909.
Missing frames: 112, 121. Two different frames numbered 113. Each frame is also numbered 949.
Folder 310

Documents relating to the Harbin Incident, (Meiji 42-nen Harupin jiken shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 126 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the assassination of Prince Ito, and the records of interrogation of his assassin, An Chung-gun, and other conspirators. Organizational chart of anti-Japanese parties in Korea. Jan. 4, 1910.
Each frame is also numbered 950.
Folder 311

Documents relating to the Harbin Incident, (Meiji 42-nen Harupin jiken shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 198 frames. Reel XIII

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the interrogation of An Chung-gun, the assassin of Prince Ito, and his collaborators. Nov. 15, 1909.
Missing frames: 78, 194. Each frame is also numbered 951.
Folder 312

Reports of the [Japanese] gendarmerie on the Harbin Lacident, (Meiji 42-nen Harupin jiken kempeitai hokoku). 1909

General Physical Description note: 47 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Secret Japanese gendarmerie documents relating to the investigation of the collaborators of An Chung-gun, the assassin of Prince Ito. Confidential report of Inspector-General of Korean Police Wakabayashi Raizo to Resident-General Sone concerning the Tae Han Hy0p'hoe (Korea Association) and the Ilchin'hoe party's joint investigation of the Korean government's responsibility in the assassination of Prince Ito; and the reaction to the death of Ito among Koreans at home and abroad. Nov. 17 - Dec. 3, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 952.
Folder 313

Documents relating to the Harbin Incident, (Meiji 42-nen Harupin jiken shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 106 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Russian collaborators of the assassin of Prince Ito. An Chunggun, and to his trial. Jan. 5 - Mar. 22, 1910.
Each frame is also numbered 953. Two different frames numbered 76.
Folder 314

Documents relating to the Harbin Incident, (Meiji 42-nen Harupin jiken shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 31 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Police reports to the Director-General of the Residency-General Ishizuka Eizo concerning the investigation of Koreans involved in the assassination of Prince Ito. Nov. 21 - Dec. 27, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 954.
Folder 315

Copies of telegrams received, (Meiji 42-nen denju hikaetsuzuri). 1909

General Physical Description note: 78 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams received from Japanese Foreign Minister Komura and others relating to the withdrawal of Japanese personnel and gendarmerie from Kando (Chientao); and the investigation of activities of Koreans in the Vladivostok area. Oct. 21 - Dec. 27, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 977.
Folder 316

Copies of telegrams sent, (Meiji 42-nen denso hikaetsuzuri ji kugatsu itaru junigatsu). Sept. - Dec. 1909

General Physical Description note: 70 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Telegraphic correspondence between Resident-General Sone and Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to Korean Manchurian boundary settlement and subsequent Sino-Japanese relations. Sept. 1 - Dec. 28, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 978.
Folder 317

Correspondence of the Resident-General during his stay in Tokyo, (Meiji 43-nen Tokan jokyochu ofuku shorui). 1910

General Physical Description note: 114 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence of Resident-General Sone while on an official trip to Tokyo with his subordinates in Korea relating to the popular uprising near the Korean-Russian border; the interests of the First Bank of Tokyo in Korea; and the American and British missionaries in Korea, and the Korean Christians. The charter of the Korean American Commercial Company. Jan. 14 - Apr. 29, 1910.
Illegible frame: 14. Each frame is also numbered 1009. Two different frames numbered 13. 31b, 102b in Korean.
Folder 318

Report of an inspection tour of North Korea and Hwang'hae Province, (Meiji 43-nen hokkan oyobi Kokaido shisatsu fukumei) 1910

General Physical Description note: 104 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential inspection report by Imamura Takeshi of the Residency-General. Confidential monthly reports of the Japanese police in Kunsan, Inchon, and Taej0n relating to Korean political activity. Jan. 8 - Feb. 15, 1910.
Illegible frame: 81a. Each frame is also numbered 1015. 91, 92, 94b, 95b, 96, 97b contain tables.
Folder 319

Documents relating to local administrative reforms, (Meiji 43-nen chiho seido kaikaku). 1910

General Physical Description note: 39 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

A plan submitted by Korean Minister of Interior Pak Ch0ng-yang to Korean Premier Yun Yong-s0n concerning the reorganization of local administrative districts and changes in personnel. Aug. 2, 1896.
Each frame is also numbered 1020. 7-39 in Korean.
Folder 320

Documents relating to the dispatch of a secret mission to the Hague and the conclusion of the [Japanese] Korean treaty, (Meiji 40-nen Hagu misshi jiken oyobi Kan [sic] kyoyaku teiketsu). 1907

General Physical Description note: 268 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Resident-General Ito and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu relating to the secret mission sent by the Korean Emperor to the Hague Peace Conference and Russo-Japanese negotiations concerning Korea. Text of the Korean-Japanese Treaty of July, 1907. July 2 - Aug. 2, 1907.
Missing frames: 39, 73. Illegible fr.: 222. Each frame is also numbered 1132. 34 is followed by 34-1. 12, 13, 20b-33, 34-1, 38, 51-59, 121-125, 145a, 198b-200, 213b-217, 222a, 232b-260 in English; 171-180, 204b in Korean.
Folder 321

Class B documents of the Foreign Affairs Department [of the Residency-General] relating to foreign residents in Korea and other matters, (Meiji 39-nen otsushu Gaimubu gaijin kyoju sonota). 1906

General Physical Description note: 5 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Communications between Korean Foreign Minister Pak Che-sun and Resident-General Ito concerning the official status of Durham White Stevens. Mar. 16 - Apr. 3, 1906.
Each frame is also numbered 1097.
Folder 322

Class B documents of the Foreign Affairs Department [of the Residency-General] relating to rites and ceremonies, custom duties and other matters, (Meiji 39-nen otsushu Gaimubu gishiki zeikan sonota). 1906

General Physical Description note: 8 frames. Reel XIII.

Scope and Contents note

Communications between Resident-General Ito and Director-General of the Residency-General Tsuruhara Sadakichi relating to the resignation of Korean Minister of Justice Yi Ha-y0ng and the Minister of Imperial Household. May 5 - June 14, 1906.
Each frame is also numbered 1093. 8b in Korean.
Folder 323

Class B documents of the Foreign Affairs Department [of the Residency-General] relating to Customs and other matters, (Meiji 40-nen otsushu Gaimubu zeikan sonota). 1907

General Physical Description note: 38 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Korean students in Japan. July 15 - Oct. 28, 1907.
Illegible throughout. Each frame is also numbered 1149.
Folder 324

Documents concerning Koreans in the United States and Russia, (Meiji 39-41-nen Zai Bei-Ro Kanjin kankei). 1906 - 1908

General Physical Description note: 90 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the activities of Koreans in the United States and in Russia from 1906 to 1908. Dec. 21, 1906 - Sept. 4, 1909.
Missing frames: 70-78. Each frame is also numbered 1190. Two frames each numbered 67 and 89. 49, 84b, 85a in Korean; 88a in English.
Folder 325

Documents relating to the Shikigumi Company, and timbering in the Yalu River area, (Meiji 39-40-nen Shikigumi kankei Oryokko shinrin saibatsu [sic] kankei). 1906 - 1907

General Physical Description note: 119 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents are dated from Dec. 8, 1904 - Aug. 10, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1118. 73b, 74a contain tables. 70-73 in English.
Folder 326

Class A documents of the Department of Foreign Affairs [of the Residency-General] relating to Customs and other matters, (Meiji 40-nen koshu Gaimubu zeikan sonota). 1907

General Physical Description note: 192 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential communication between Korean Prime Minister Yi Wan-yong and Resident-General Ito relating to Japanese police administration in Korea. Confidential documents relating to the activities of Pak Y0ng-hyo, Cho Chung-ung, and other Korean political leaders. June 9 - Nov. 10, 1907.
Missing frames: 97, 98. Illegible fr.: 43b, 46a. Each frame is also numbered 1145. Two different frames each numbered 78 and 189. 3, 4a in Korean.
Folder 327

Documents relating to Bethell [of] Tae Han Maeil Shinbo, (Meiji 39-40-nen Dai Kan Mainichi Shimpo Besseru). 1906 - 1907

General Physical Description note: 54 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential communications between Director-General of the Residency-General and the Japanese Adviser to the Korean Police Administration Maruyama Shigetoshi; and the Chief of the Korean Police Bureau Matsui Shigeru with the Director of Foreign Affairs of the Residency-General Nabeshima Keijiro and with Resident-General Ito: concerning Ernest T. Bethell's Tae Han Maeil Shinbo (Korea Daily News) and Korea Daily News and insurrection in various parts of Korea that occurred in response to Bethell's appeal. May 2, 1907 - June 12, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 1178. 8a, 20a in English; 19, 32b-36a, 48b-54 in Korean
Folder 328

Documents relating to the observance of the Japanese-Korean Agreement, (Meiji 40-nen Nikkan kyoyaku riko kankei). 1907

General Physical Description note: 35 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential communications between Resident-General Ito and Japanese Prime Minister Saionji concerning the schedule and the method of abolition of the Korean Army. Texts of an agreement between Korea and Japan regarding the sending of Japanese naval forces for coast guard duty in Korean waters. Texts of the Russo-Korean agreement concerning the Russian naval station at Masan signed on Mar. 17, 1900. July 28 - Aug. 1, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 1143. 5-7, 20-22a in Korean.
Folder 329

Miscellaneous documents relating to foreign affairs, (Meiji 40-nen gaiji zakken). 1907

General Physical Description note: 10 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the dispatch of a special Korean ambassador to Japan to reciprocate for the visit of the Japanese Emperor's envoy to the coronation of Emperor Sunjong in 1907. Aug. 23 - Sept. 5, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 1142. 609 in Korean.
Folder 330

Miscellaneous Class A documents relating to the Department of Foreign Affairs, [of the Residency General]; (Meiji 40-nen koshu Gaimubu zatsu). 1907

General Physical Description note: 13 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the publication of Tae Han Maeil Shinbo (Korea Daily News) and Korea Daily News. Note from Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu to Resident-General Ito regarding the treatment of Koreans by Japanese military personnel dated Nov. 29, 1907. Jan. 19 - Nov. 30, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 1146. 3b-5 in Korean and in English.
Folder 331

Class B documents of the Department of Foreign Affairs [of the Residency-General] relating to foreign residents in Korea, (Meiji 39-nen otsushu Gaimubu gaikokujin). 1906

General Physical Description note: 23 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to an interview on Nov. 4, 1906 between a representative of Resident-General Ito and an American H. Collbran dealing with the Korean American Electric Company and other matters. Texts of an agreement between the Korean government and H. Collbran and H. R. Bostwick relating to the Korean American Electric Company signed on Feb. 4, 1904.
Each frame is also numbered 1094. The contents of 1-6 and 7-12 identical. 13-23 in English.
Folder 332

Class A documents relating to matters of protocol of the Korean Foreign Office, (Meiji 39-nen koshu Gaimubu gishiki). 1906

General Physical Description note: 20 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of the Korean Foreign Office with the Japanese Legation in Korea and with the Residency-General concerning the special Korean ambassador to the Japanese Imperial court in 1906. Jan. 27 - Apr. 23, 1906.
Each frame is also numbered 1090. 11b, 16b in Korean.
Folder 333

Documents relating to the land for a railroad in Pusan and the land for military use at Shin'iju and Yong'amp'o, (Meiji 40-nen Fusan tetsuco yochi oyobi Shingishu Ryugampo gun'yochi kankei). 1907

General Physical Description note: 24 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Russian land and property in Yong'amp'o; its transfer to the Japanese; and the texts of a contract between the Korean government and a Russian lumbering company in Vladivostok signed on Aug. 29, 1896.
Each frame is also numbered 1140.
Folder 334

Class A documents of the Department of Foreign Affairs [of the Residency-General] relating to Customs, Koreans abroad, [and] other miscellaneous matters, (Meiji 39-nen koshu Gaimubu zeikan zaigai Kanjin zatsu). 1906

General Physical Description note: 60 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the pardoning of Pak Y0ng-hyo and other political prisoners. List of names of political refugees abroad. Documents relating to the Japanese takeover of Russian-owned land at Yong'amp'o. Texts of a Russo-Korean agreement relating to forestation and lumbering in Korea. Feb. 26 - Dec. 28, 1906.
Each frame is also numbered 1092.
Folder 335

Documents relating to the abdication of the Emperor and the official investure of the Crown Prince, (Meiji 40-nen joi oyobi rittaishi kankei shorui). 1907

General Physical Description note: 142 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the abdication of Emperor Kojong and the official investiture of the Crown Prince Emperor Sunjong. Aug. 8 - Dec. 3, 1907.
Illegible frames: 44, 45a, 48b, 49a. Each frame is also numbered 1122. 98 is followed by 44 "extra" frames. 1, 13-17a contain tables. "Extras" 1, 26 in German; "extras" 23, 27 - 33 in French; 5a, 30b, 31a, 84a, 86a, 90a, 92b, 93a, and "extras" 2-16, 18-22, 34-44 in English; 78b, 90, 91, 93 in Korean.
Folder 336

Documents relating to the case of Tae Han Maeil Shinbo [and] Bethell, (Meiji 39, 40-nen Dai Kan Mainichi Shimpo Beseru jiken). 1906 - 1907

General Physical Description note: 229 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Tae Han Maeil Shinbo (Korea Daily News) and Ernest T. Bethell's trial. Confidential correspondence between Resident-General Ito and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu relating to Anglo-Japanese negotiations in connection with Bethell's trial. July 2, 1906 - Aug. 21, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 1126. Twentynine frames marked "extra" follow 200. 196b-200 contain tables. 36a, 45a, 48b, 50, 93-102a, 108, 109a, 118-122, 126, 134-142, 151, 152a, 190, 191, "extras" 1-28 in English; 67-92 in Korean.
Folder 337

Miscellaneous documents relating to mines and other matters, (Meiji 39, 41-nen kozan oyobi sonota zakken). 1906 and 1908

General Physical Description note: 93 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to German, Italian, and other foreign-owned mines in Korea. Copies of texts of mining concessions. Apr. 6, 1904 - June 8, 1910.
Illegible frames: 8b-10, 22, 24, 36-39, 87. Each frame is also numbered 1184. 1-3, 14, 15, 22-39, 86-93a in English; 4-8, 41-44a in Korean.
Folder 338

Russo-Japanese Agreement, (Meiji 40-nen Nichi-Ro kyoyaku). 1907

General Physical Description note: 47 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Russo-Japanese negotiations in 1907. Texts of agreements between Russia and Japan concerning Manchuria signed on July 30, 1907; the agreement between China and Japan concerning the Korean-Manchurian boundary and related matters signed on Sept. 4, 1909; and the text of the Root-Takahira agreement between Japan and the United States signed on Nov. 30, 1908.
Illegible frames: 19, 22. 26, 27 duplicates. 10b-26a, 27a in French; 39-41a in English.
Folder 339

Documents relating to Mr. Stevens, (Meiji 41-nen Suchibunsu Shi kankei shorui). 1908

General Physical Description note: 88 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Komura and Resident-General Ito relating to the assassination of Durham White Stevens in San Francisco. Documents relating to the trial of Stevens' assassins, Ch0n My0ng-un and Chang In-hwan. Reproduction of the March 25, 1908 issue of Kongnip Shinbo-- The United Korean, published in San Francisco dealing with the trial. May 20, 1906 - Feb. 9, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1167. 75 is followed by "supplement" 1-13. 71b, 75b contain tables. 72, 73 in Korean.
Folder 340

Fourth Rebel Manifesto, (Meiji 42-nen boto gekibun Dai 4 shu). 1909

General Physical Description note: 88 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Fourth Manifesto of Korean anti-Japanese rebels, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1710. 1-13b, 43, 50, 51, 55, 61b-63a, 70b-72a, 78b, 79, 81b-82 in Korean.
Folder 341

Miscellaneous documents of [Japanese] consulates, (Meiji 39-41-nen ippan ryojikan zakken). 1906-1908

General Physical Description note: 13 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Official note dated Dec. 20, 1909 sent by Resident-General Sone to Japanese Prime Minister Katsura and Foreign Minister Komura concerning the public reaction in Korea and abroad to the impending annexation of Korea by Japan. Confidential report of Police Inspector-General Maruyama Shigetoshi to Deputy Resident-General Sone dated Mar. 11, 1908 concerning Ernest T. Bethell and the Korean National Loan Redemption Association Fund.
Each frame is also numbered 1189.
Folder 342

Documents relating to Russo-Korean [agreements on the] Red Cross, and hospital ships, (Meiji 39-40-nen Ro-Kan Sekijuji byoinsen). 1906 - 1907

General Physical Description note: 13 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Resident-General Ito and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Tadasu relating to Russo-Korean agreements on the Red Cross and hospital ships. July 31, 1906.
Illegible frames: 11, 12. Each frame is also numbered 1117. 4-10a, 11-13a in English.
Folder 343

Documents relating to the takeover of [the Korean Department] of Justice and prisons, (Meiji 43-nen Shiho oyobi kangoku hikiuke ni kansuru shorui). 1910

General Physical Description note: 8 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the Japanese takeover of judicial power from the Korean government. July 27, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1017. 8b contains table.
Folder 344

Documents relating to the case of Korea Daily News [and] Tae Han Maeil Shinbo, (Meiji 41-nen Korea deiri nyusu jiken Dai Kan Mainichi Shimpo). 1908

General Physical Description note: 160 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Ernest T. Bethell and other foreigners connected with the publication of anti-Japanese newspapers in Korea. Sept. 12 - Nov. 13, 1907.
Illegible frames: 26, 27, 30-44, 156. Each frame is also numbered 1166. 159, 160 contain tables. 4-12, 16-48, 51-56, 66-72, 74-76, 86-89, 94, 96-100, 109-119, 121-126, 129-133, 139, 146, 147, 156 in English; 104, 105, 140, 145 in Korean.
Folder 346

Documents relating to memorials submitted by the Ilchin'hoe [party], (Meiji 42-nen Isshinkai josho ni kansuru shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 539 frames. Reel XIV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the memorials submitted to Emperor Sunjong by the members of the Ilchin'hoe party headed by Yi Wan-yong advocating the annexation of Korea by Japan. Documents relating to political conditions in Korea and the public reaction to the rumor of Japanese annexation. Dec. 3 - 29, 1909.
Illegible frames: 136, 402-404, 531, 534. Each frame is also numbered 1712. 127b in Korean.
Folder 347

Documents relating to the Japanese-American Patent Agreement, (Meiji 41-nen Nichi-Bei tokkyo joyaku). 1908

General Physical Description note: 91 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the cultivation of ginseng and the disposal of property owned by the Korean Royal family in Tsingtao and in the Kiaochow area in China. Communications from Japanese Consul in Vladivostok Nomura Motonobu concerning the reports of a Russian official Novokievsky on his investigation of the activities of Koreans in the Russian Far East; Japanese economic interests in eastern Siberia; population trends, railroads and telegraph lines, agriculture, industry and trade in eastern Siberia.
Each frame is also numbered 1229. 1, 2 on one frame. 89 is followed by 89-1. 91b contains a map. 30, 31, 40b contain tables. 1a, 23, 24, 29-31 in German; 20 in French; 27b, 28 in Korean.
Folder 348

Documents relating to Lt. Col. Bolger's gratitude and Field Marshal Kitchener's visit to Korea, (Meiji 42-nen Botcha Chusa shai oyobi Kitchina Gensui raikan). 1909

General Physical Description note: 27 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the visit of Field Marshal Viscount Kitchener to Korea. May 21 - Nov. 25, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1258. 2 in English.
Folder 349

Documents relating to Koreans in China, (Meiji 39, 42-nen Shinkoku zairyu Kanjin kankei shorui). 1906 and 1909

General Physical Description note: 36 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential reports submitted to the Residency-General concerning Koreans in China. Feb. 5 - June 10, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1255.
Folder 350

Documents relating to newspapers published by Koreans in Russia and anti-Japanese activities, (Meiji 41-nen zairo Kanjin hakko shimbunshi narabini hainichi kodo). 1908

General Physical Description note: 92 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Komura and Deputy Resident-General Sone relating to newspapers published by the Koreans in Russia, including reproductions of Haejo Shinmun (Vladivostok News); and anti-Japanese activities among them. Feb. 20 - Aug. 12, 1908.
Illegible frames: 14 and "extra" 14. Each frame is also numbered 1220. 72 is followed by 20 "extra" frames. 5b, 16b, 44b, 45a, 54b, 55a, and 20 "extras" in Korean.
Box 7, Folder 351

Documents relating to the Stevens and Shich'0ngyo Sect disasters, and the Patent Office, (Meiji 41-nen Suchibunsu sonan oyobi Jitenkyo kika narabini Tokkyokyoku). 1908

General Physical Description note: 66 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the assassination of Durham White Stevens. Mar. 24 - May 16, 1908.
Illegible frames: 48b, 59a. Each frame is also numbered 1212. 5, 6, 31b, 32, 48b, 50, 54, 55, 59a in English; 25, 26a, 35b in Korean.
Folder 352

Secret reports of the chief of Japanese gendarmerie, (Meiji 42-nen Kempeitaicho kimitsu hokoku). 1909

General Physical Description note: 267 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential reports of the chief of Japanese gendarmerie in Korea relating to the establishment of the Korean American Development Company in Seoul. Documents relating to popular uprisings in Korea; the movements of French and British diplomats and civilians in Korea; and anti-Japanese activities of Koreans in Kando (Chientao). Jan 9 - June 30, 1909.
Missing frame: 133. Each frame is also numbered 1253. 264a contains table.
Folder 353

Documents relating to Tae Han Maeil Shinbo, Yang Ki-t'aek, [and] Bethell, (Meiji 41-nen Dai Kan Mainichi Shimpo kankei Ryo Ki-taku Besseru. 1908

General Physical Description note: 124 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Japanese Foreign Minister Komura and Deputy Resident General Sone relating to Ernest T. Bethell and Yang Ki-t'aek, and the Tae Han Maeil Shinbo (Korea Daily News). Aug. 21 - 31, 1908.
Illegible frame: 45. Each frame is also numbered 1207. 3-17, 18a, 19a, 45a, 53a in English.
Folder 354

Documents relating to Tae Han Maeil Shinbo, Yang Ki-t'aek, [and] Bethell, (Meiji 41-nen Dai Kan Mainichi Shimpo kankei Ryo Ki-taku Besseru). 1908

General Physical Description note: 160 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the case of Ernest T. Bethell and Yang Ki-t'aek. Correspondence between Deputy Resident-General Sone and Japanese Foreign Minister Terauchi relating to the Anglo-Japanese negotiations in connection with Bethell. Aug. 11 - 21, 1908.
Missing frame: 102. Illegible fr.: 62a, "extra" 2. Each frame is also numbered 1204. 31 "extra" frames follow 130. 1a, 5a, 21a, 26a, 36a, 46a, 55a, 62a, 67a, 69a, 70a, 73a, 116a, "extras" 1-31 in English.
Folder 355

Documents relating to Tae Han Maeil Shinbo, Yang Ki-t'aek, [and] Bethell, (Meiji 41-nen Dai Kan Mainichi Shimpo kankei Ryo Ki-taku Beseru). 1908

General Physical Description note: 134 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Ernest T. Bethell and Yang Ki-t'aek. Correspondence between Resident-General Ito and Deputy Resident-General Sone relating to the case of the Tae Han Maeil Shinbo (Korea Daily News). June 15 - Aug. 11, 1908.
Illegible frame: 73a. Each frame is also numbered 1205. 40 through 72 renumbered to 30 through 62 respectively. Four "extra" frames follow 130. 13b contains table. 10b, 19a, 47a, 73a, 93a, 95a, 109-112, 128-130, "extras" 1-4 in English.
Folder 356

Documents relating to Tae Han Maeil Shinbo, Yang Ki-t'aek, [and] Bethell, (Meiji 41-nen Dai Kan Mainichi Shimpo kankei Ryo ki-taku Besseru). 1908

General Physical Description note: 135 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the investigation of the Tae Han Maeil Shinbo (Korea Daily News), Ernest T. Bethell, and Yang Ki-t'aek. Sept. 2 - Dec. 30, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 1206. 63-65 in Korean; 73b, 74, 93a, 113, 114 in English.
Folder 357

Secret reports of the chief of Japanese gendarmerie, (Meiji 42-nen Kempeitaicho kimitsu hokoku). 1909

General Physical Description note: 267 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the visit of former Vice-President of the United States Charles Warren Fairbanks and his wife to Korea; Koreans in Kando (Chientao); Korean American Electric Company in Seoul; Chinese in Korea; political activity of Homer B. Hulbert and other American missionaries among Korean youth organizations; and political activity of Russian diplomats and merchants in Korea, and their reaction to the assassination of Prince Ito. July 1 - Dec. 26, 1909.
Missing frames: 63, 101. Illegible fr.: 62b, 171a. Each frame is also numbered 1257. Two different frames numbered 102. 108 is followed by 108-1; 296 by 296-1. 137, 138, 234-236a contain tables. 244b, 245 contain diagrams.
Folder 358

Documents relating to the land [leased by] the Russians at Masan, (Meiji 39, 42-nen Masan Rokoku kankei jisho). 1906 and 1909

General Physical Description note: 311 frames. Reel XV.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Residency-General and the Japanese Foreign Ministry relating to the land leased by the Russians in Masan, including the texts of an agreement between Korea and Russia dated Mar. 18, 1900 concerning the lease of this land and its use as a naval base for the Russian Pacific Fleet. May 25, 1906 - June 11, 1909.
Missing frames: 13, 14, 23-25, 27, 46-63, 152, 153, 158, 159, 162, 163, 171, 172, 322. Illegible fr.: 184, 305b. Each frame is also numbered 1289. Two different frames numbered 30. 77, 78a, 145, 179, 187, 294, 295 contain maps; 143b, 144a, 292b contain tables. 34-37a, 41b, 78b-83a, 108-117a, 333 in Korean; 134a, 252a, 279a, 287a in English; 154a, 160, 164a, 173a in Russian.
Folder 359

Documents relating to rebels and the assassins of Stevens, (Meiji 41, 42-nen boto kankei oyobi Suchibunsu shikyaku kankei). 1908 - 1909

General Physical Description note: 147 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Yi P0m-yun and other rebels in northeastern Korea; and the trial of the assassins of Durham White Stevens. May 3, 1908 - Feb. 2, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1300. 33, 34a, 147b contain tables. 120, 121 in English.
Folder 360

Documents dealing with rebels near the Chinese-Korean border, (Meiji 41, 42-nen Shin-Kan kokkyo fukin boto). 1908 - 1909

General Physical Description note: 35 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the anti-Japanese uprising near Shin'iju and Antung. Feb. 1 - Aug. 17, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 1252. 17a contains table. 33b, 34a in Korean.
Folder 361

Class A and B documents relating to personnel inspection in local areas, (Meiji 41-nen ko-otsushu chiho jinji kansa). 1908

General Physical Description note: 17 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Koreans under Japanese surveillance in various provinces. Jan. 7 - Oct. 5, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 1238.
Folder 362

Documents relating to the West Kando problem, (Meiji 42-nene nishi Kanto mondai). 1909

General Physical Description note: 101 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to popular uprisings in several Korean provinces; the problem of Koreans in Kando (Chientao) and the Korean-Manchurian boundary question. Jan. 6 -Dec. 11, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1297. 45b, 46a, 52b-54a, 83b-86a in Korean.
Folder 363

Documents relating to missionaries and Christians, (Meiji 39, 42-nen senkyoshi oyobi Kirisutokyoto ni kansuru shorui). 1906 and 1909

General Physical Description note: 127 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential reports of Japanese gendarmerie relating to the anti-Japanese activity of American and British missionaries and Korean converts. Reproduction of a Korean pamphlet entitled "History of the Destruction of Vietnam." May 9, 1906 - Mar. 16, 1909.
Illegible frames: 39, 67. Each frame is also numbered 1256. 2b-50 in Korean; 104, 105a, 107, 108, 109a, 111a, 123a in English; 126a in French.
Folder 364

Documents relating to Koreans in Russia, (Meiji 40, 42-nen zairo Kanjin). 1907 and 1909

General Physical Description note: 56 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential reports relating to the political activities of Yi P0m-yun and other Koreans in Manchuria and in Russian Maritime Provinces. Nov. 26, 1906 - Oct. 15, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1299. 39b, 56b contain tables. 26, 27 in English; 46-48 in Korean.
Folder 365

Documents relating to financial and economic matters, (Meiji 41, 42-nen zaisei keizai kankei shorui). 1908-1909

General Physical Description note: 119 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Korean Central Bank; Japanese-Korean treaty of commerce; the agreement between the First Bank in Tokyo and the Korean government; and British and French loans to Korea. Jan 15 - Aug. 13, 1909.
Missing frames: 02, 010, 011. 101 is followed by 01-018. Each frame is also numbered 1268. Two different frames each numbered 10 and 11. 56 renumbered to 16. 62, 63a, 67b, 81, 82a contain tables. 17a, 01-06, 012-015 in English; 10, 11, 09 in German; 34, 43b, 44a, 50b-52, 59b-61, 66, 67a, 86, 98b-100 in Korean.
Folder 366

Secret reports of the Inspector-General of Police, (Meiji 42-nen Keishi Sokan kimitsu hokoku ji ichigatsu itaru rokugatsu). Jan. - June, 1909

General Physical Description note: 55 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Secret reports of Japanese Inspector-General of Korean Police Wakabayashi Raizo relating to the arrival of the Russian fleet at Masan; foreign missionaries in Korea; Koreans in Shanghai and in California; the Russian consul at Wonsan; the Salvation Army in Korea; the National Loan Redemption Association Fund and Ernest T. Bethell. Jan. 23 - June 20, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1278.
Folder 367

Secret [documents] of the Inspector-General of Police, (Meiji 42-nen Keishi sokan kimitsu). 1909

General Physical Description note: 34 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Secret reports of Japanese Inspector-General of Korean Police Wakabayashi to the Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Residency-General Nabeshima Keijiro relating to anti-Japanese activity among Koreans and foreign residents, and the arrest of the collaborators in the assassination attempt on the life of the Korean Prime Minister Yi Wan-Young. July 28 - Dec. 29, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1279.
Folder 368

Documents relating to the Tumen River development and other matters, (Meiji 39, 41-nen Tomanko keiei kankei sonota). 1906 and 1908

General Physical Description note: 48 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Tumen River fishery dispute between Korea and China; the trip of former Korean Minister to the United States Min Y0ng-ch'an to Shanghai, and Yi Yong-ik and other Korean political refugees in Shanghai; and frauds in connection with ginseng trade with China. June 16 - Dec. 28, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 1227. 31b contains table. 5-12, 19, 36 in English; 23b, 24a, 25, 26a in Korean.
Folder 369

Documents relating to the control of newspapers, (Meiji 41, 42-nen shimbun torishimari ni kansuru shorui). 1908-1909

General Physical Description note: 137 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the control of Korean press including American-owned newspapers. Clipping from The Japan Daily Herald entitled "Free Speech in Korea." Jan. 10, 1908 - Nov. 10, 1909.
Illegible frame: 87. Each frame is also numbered 1284. 135b contains table. 33b, 34a in English; 54 in Korean.
Folder 370

Documents relating to the Huch'ang mines, (Meiji 41, 42-nen Kosho kozan kankei). 1908-1909

General Physical Description note: 37 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Italian-operated mines in the Huch'ang area. Texts of the agreement between the Korean and Italian governments concerning mining concessions in Korea, signed on Jan. 1, 1908.
Illegible frame: 23a. Each frame is also numbered 1312. Three unnumbered frames follow 30. 3a in French; 8a, 23a and the 3 unnumbered frames in English.
Folder 371

Documents relating to the Kapsan problem, (Meiji 41-nen Kozan mondai shorui). 1908

General Physical Description note: 51 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the Korean American Mining Company of H. Collbran and associates on June 15, 1907.
Missing frame: 32. Illegible fr.: 25, 33a, 41a. Each frame is also numbered 1200. 1a, 5a, 21-23a, 25a, 33a, 41a in English.
Folder 372

Documents relating to trade along the Chinese-Korean border, (Meiji 39, 42-nen Shin Kan kokkyo boeki kankei shorui). 1906 and 1909

General Physical Description note: 156 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Resident-General Ito and Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to the trade and the maintenance of order along the Korean-Manchurian border. Texts of the Korean-Chinese commercial treaty of Dec. 14, 1909. Aug. 16, 1906- Dec. 15, 1909.
Illegible frame: 23a. Each frame is also numbered 1314. Four unnumbered frames follow 152. 32b, 33, 133-140, 142-151 contain tables. 22, 23a, 109a and the 4 unnumbered frames in English.
Folder 373

Documents relating to the Unsan mines, (Meiji 39, 42-nen Unzan kozan kankei). 1906 and 1909

General Physical Description note: 22 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to a mining concession to an American company in the Unsan area and other mining concessions to Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and China. Texts of a mining agreement between Korea and the United States. Jan. 26 - July 24, 1906.
Illegible frames: 19-21. Each frame is also numbered 1277. 1a, 7a, 19-22 in English; 11-18 in Korean.
Folder 374

Class B documents of the Department of Foreign Affairs [of the Residency-General], (Meiji 42-nen otsushu Gaimubu). 1909

General Physical Description note: 81 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of Resident-General Ito with American Ambassador to Tokyo Thomas J. O'Brien regarding political conditions in Korea. Documents relating to Korean Minister of Interior Song Py0ng-jun; the abrogation of Russo-Korean treaties: the polices of the Residency-General in Korea; and commerce, education, and press in Korea. Feb. 27 - Aug. 19, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1307. Two unnumbered frames follow 79. 20, 41a, 67, 68a contain tables. Two unnumbered frames in English.
Folder 375

Documents relating to the [Korean] Emperor's tour in the southwest (Meiji 42-nen seinan junko kankei shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 160 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the trip of Emperor Sunjong to southwest Korea in Jan. and Feb. 1909.
Missing frames: 121, 127. Illegible fr.: 23, 24, 32-34, 36-39, 119. Each frame is also numbered 1311. 10, 23a, 85b-87a, 93b-96 contain maps. 6, 11, 32b, 33, 34, 37b, 38, 80b-84a contain plans.
Folder 376

Summary of liaison matters, (Meiji 42-nen shogai jimu seiseki gaiyo). 1909

General Physical Description note: 94 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Residency-General relating to fisheries, and commercial and other property owned by Koreans in China, Russia, and other countries. 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1348.
Folder 377

Documents relating to the transfer of the French consul-general and miscellaneous matters, (Meiji 39, 42-nen Hokoku soryoji ito oyobi zakken). 1906 and 1909

General Physical Description note: 27 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Japanese Consul-General in Tientsin Kato Motoshiro and Director-General of the Residency-General Nabeshima relating to the disposal of the land formerly owned by the Korean government in Tientsin. Mar. 24 - Oct. 11, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1342. 2b 6a in Korean; 14a in English.
Folder 378

Documents relating to the granting of passports, (Meiji 42-nen ryoken kafu ni kansuru shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 58 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential documents relating to the granting of passports to Koreans. Mar. 28, 1907 - Apr. 19, 1909.
Illegible frames: 15, 19, 21. Each frame is also numbered 1349. 32a, 33b contain tables.
Folder 380

Documents relating to Koreans abroad, (Meiji 42-nen zaigai Senjin kankei). 1909

General Physical Description note: 66 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Koreans abroad and their activities. Feb. 5 - Nov. 8, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1334. 34b, 66b contain tables. 34a in English.
Folder 381

Documents relating to Chinese [residents in Korea], (Meiji 42-nen Shinkokujin kankei). 1909

General Physical Description note: 13 frames. Reel XVI.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Resident-General Sone and Japanese Foreign Minister Komura relating to the maintenance of Antung-Mukden railroad. Aug. 3-23, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1333.
Folder 382

English-language memorandum, (Meiji 42-nen Eibun oboegaki). 1909

General Physical Description note: 3 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

"List of foreigners employed by the Korean government" giving the name and the date, and the terms of the contract.
Illegible frame: 3. Each frame is also numbered 1323. All in English.
Folder 383

Documents relating to matters handled by the Department of Foreign Affairs [of the Residency-General], (Meiji 39, 40-nen Gaimubu toriatsukai). 1906 - 1907

General Physical Description note: 98 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

A list of cases handled by the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Residency-General, 1906 - 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 1348.
Folder 384

Documents relating to foreigners, (Meiji 39, 40-nen gaikokujin). 1906 - 1907

General Physical Description note: 14 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the land and other property owned by foreigners in Korea. Jan. 27 - Apr. 1, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 1318. 6b contains a map.
Folder 385

Secret documents relating to Japanese nationals [in Korea] and Yi Ik-ho and another person, (Meiji 39-42-nen honpojin kimitsu oyobi Ri Yokko hoka ichimei kankei). 1906 - 1909

General Physical Description note: 42 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Secret reports of Japanese Police Inspectors-General of Korean Police Maruyama Shigetoshi and Wakabayashi Raizo, and of Chief of Korean Police Bureau Matsui Shigeru relating to political speeches made by Japanese newspaper reporters in Korea; anti-Japanese activities of the members of the Tae Han Hy0phoe party (Korea Association); and Yi Ik-ho, a Korean captured by the Russians during the Russo-Japanese War. Apr. 23, 1908 - Mar. 22, 1910.
Each frame is also numbered 1319. 33, 34, 41b in Korean.
Folder 386

Documents relating to the inspection of the Yalu and Hun river valleys and the collection of taxes from fishermen, (Meiji 40, 42-nen O, Kon ryoko ryuiki shisatsu oyobi gyomin chozei). 1907 and 1909

General Physical Description note: 107 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the imposition of taxes upon Korean fishermen by the Chinese government. Jan. 29, 1909. An inspection report on the Yalu and the Hun river valleys. Sept. 7, 1907.
Illegible frames: 12, 29b, 52a, 70, 71b, 72a, 88-97, 102, 105-107. Each frame is also numbered 1337. 17, 18, 19b-24 contain maps. 90-95a contain tables.
Folder 387

Documents relating to foreign settlements, (Meiji 39, 42-nen kakkoku kyoryu kankei). 1906 and 1909

General Physical Description note: 30 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Texts of regulations and other documents relating to the establishment of Chinese settlements at Inchon, Pusan, and W0nsan. Mar. 11 - Dec. 13, 1909.
Illegible frames: 13b, 17, 20a. Each frame is also numbered 1317.
Folder 388

Documents relating to Russian-leased territory in Masan, (Meiji 42-nen Masan Rokoku soshakuchi kankei). 1909

General Physical Description note: 47 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the purchase by the Japanese of the land formerly leased by the Russians from the Korean government in Masan. Texts of the land lease agreement between Korea and Russia signed on May 22, 1900. Mar. 8 - May 12; 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1321. 39, 40 in English; 43-47 in Korean.
Folder 390

Documents relating to [Japanese] residents who rendered meritorious service during the war of (Meiji 38-nen 37, 8-nen sen'eki koro kyoryusha kankei). 1904-1905

General Physical Description note: 13 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the commendation of Japanese residents in Korea who rendered meritorious service during the Russo-Japanese War. Jan. 29, 1909 - Apr. 25, 1913.
Each frame is also numbered 1359.
Folder 392

Confidential letters relating to various matters, (Meiji 40-nen hisho zakken). 1907

General Physical Description note: 174 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between Resident-General Ito and Deputy Resident-General Sone relating to the affairs of Min Yong-ik and the French adviser to the Korean Emperor, E. Martel; and popular uprising in Korea. A letter from Korean Prime Minister Yi Wan-young to Ito relating to Min Yong-ik. Records of conversations between Yi Wan-yong and Ito concerning Korean political problems. Confidential correspondence of Ito with Japanese Prime Minister Saionji and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayshi Tadasu relating to Crown Prince Yi Un; Emperor Sunjong's reform program and the reactions of Korean political leaders to this program; Russo-Japanese relations; and the return of Pak Y0ng-hyo to Korea. Mar. 24 - Dec. 23, 1907.
Each frame is also numbered 1670. 37b, 38a, 50b, 51a, 53b in Korean.
Folder 393

Summaries of newspaper and magazine articles, (Meiji 42-nen shimbun zasshi kiji tekiyo). 1909

General Physical Description note: 66 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Survey of newspapers and magazines published in Korea, and outstanding political articles which appeared in various society publications in 1909.
Illegible frames: 11, 29, 48. Each frame is also numbered 1709.
Folder 394

Documents handled during the Deputy Resident-General's stay in Tokyo (Meiji 42-nen taikyochu toriatsukai shorui, fukutokan jokyochu).

General Physical Description note: 28 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Resident-General Ito and Deputy Resident-General Sone during the latter's stay in Tokyo relating to the changes in the Korean cabinet and the increase in the budget and personnel of the Japanese gendarmerie. June 6 - 20, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 1682.
Folder 395

Miscellaneous documents, (Meiji 41-nen zakken). 1908

General Physical Description note: 24 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential reports submitted by the Japanese Inspector-General of the Korean police to Resident-General Ito relating to the financial affairs of the Korean court. Feb. 5 - 22, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 1683.
Folder 396

File of miscellaneous documents, (Meiji 41-nen zakken tsuzuri). 1908

General Physical Description note: 26 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Reports of Chief of the Korean Police Bureau Matsui Shigeru submitted to Resident-General Ito and others relating to the political activity of Yi [UNK]-guk and his publications directed against the Ilchin'hoe party. Oct. 21 - Dec. 11, 1908.
Each frame is also numbered 1684.
Folder 397

Documents relating to An Chung-gun and the union of two countries, (Meiji 42-nen An Jukon oyobi gappo ni kansuru shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 301 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential reports of the Japanese gendarmerie relating to the anti-Japanese political activity of Kim Sang-gun and his associates; the trial records of An Chung-gun's brothers An Ch0ng-gun and An Kong-gun, and others. Oct. 5, 1909 - Apr. 27, 1910.
Each frame is also numbered 1717. Two different frames numbered 113. 91a contains a diagram. 92a in Korean.
Folder 398

Plans for the implementation of large-scale pacification in South Korea in (Meiji 42-nen Nankan daitobatsu jisshi keikaku sonota). 1909

General Physical Description note: 115 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Summary of a speech by the Japanese Chief Public Procurator Kokubu Sangai at the provincial police chiefs' conference relating to police administration in Korea. Documents relating to a plot to overthrow the Korean government and to assassinate the cabinet ministers (includes a list of conspirators). Mar. 17, 1907 - Aug. 14, 1910.
Missing frame: 111. Illegible fr.: 16b, 17a, 41a. Each frame is also numbered 1719. 16b, 17a, 41a, 45, 46a contain maps. 10b-12, 21b-24, 29b, 30a, 39b, 40, 43b-45a, 52b, 63b-65 contain tables.
Folder 399

Documents relating to the Prince Ito disaster in (Meiji 42-nen Ito Ko sonan ni kansuru shorui). 1909

General Physical Description note: 257 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential reports of Japanese Police Inspector-General of Korean police Wakabayashi Raizo submitted to Resident-General Sone relating to the death of Prince Ito; records of police investigation of An Ch'ang-ho, Ch0ng Tae-ho, and other suspects; anti-Japanese organizations in Korea; and reaction among the Koreans regarding the death of Ito. Oct. 27 - Nov. 13, 1909.
Each frame is also numbered 1718. 185-187a contain tables.
Folder 400

Minutes of conferences on the improvement of the administration of Korea, (Meiji 39-nen Kankoku shisei kaizen (e) [ni] kan (han) [suru] kyogikai hikki). 1906

General Physical Description note: 495 frames. Reel XVII.

Scope and Contents note

Minutes of fifteen joint conferences of the Korean government and the Japanese Residency-General regarding the administrative reorganization and political, economic, and social reforms in Korea. Mar. 13, 1906 - May 4, 1907.
Missing frame: 121. Illegible fr:. 50. Each frame is also numbered 1658.
Folder 1

Reports on the suppression of the Tonghak Rebellion, (Meiji 27-nen Togakuto seito ni kansuru shohokoku) (1894-4) 1894

General Physical Description note: 358 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Instructions and reports concerning the suppression of the Tonghak Rebellion in the North and South Ch'ungeh'0ng Provinces, Hwanghae, South Ky0ngsang, and South Ch0lla Provinces.
Folder 45

Correspondence to and from Japanese consular posts, - Part I (Meiji 30-nen kakkan ofuku jo). 1897

General Physical Description note: 3 frames.
Folder 65

Copies of Japanese-language telegrams to and from the Japanese Legation in Korea, (Meiji 33, 34-men wabun dempo ofuku hikae). 1900-1901

General Physical Description note: 132 frames.
Folder 84

Confidential correspondence received from the Masan Consulate, (Meiji 33-nen kimitsu Masan ryojikan raishin). (1900-5) 1900

General Physical Description note: 297 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to financial arrangements for the purchase of land in the foreign settlement at Masan; the arrival of a Russian warship in Masan; Korean-Russian negotiations for the purchase of land for a military base in Masan; the discovery of copper on Kojedo Island; revision of the territorial arrangements on W[UNK]olly[UNK]ongdo Island (near Masan) between Japan and Russia; the employment of foreign engineers by the Korean government; the exchange of Japanese-leased land in Yulkumi and Russian leased land on W0lly0ngdo Island; the increase in the annual rent for the land leased by the foreigners in Masan outside the foreign settlement; and the [UNK] students in Japan.
Folder 85

Correspondence to and from the Home Office, (Meiji 33-nen honsho oraishin). (1900-8) 1900

General Physical Description note: 57 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the extension of the period of payment for a Japanese loan; Japanese-Korean postal agreement; the Seoul-Inchon R.R.; Korean railroad regulations; Korean laws concerning the foreigners for defamation of national honor; educational problems; and popular uprisings in the P'y0ng'an and Hwanghae Provinces.
Folder 91

Documents relating to Yi Chun-yong, (Meiji 28-32-nen Ri Shuny0 kankei shorui). (1905-36) 1895-1900

General Physical Description note: 96 frames.
Folder 94

Copies of confidential European-language telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office and with other diplomatic posts, (Meiji 33-nen kimitsu honsho sonota obun ofuku den hikae). (1900-2) 1900

General Physical Description note: 89 frames.
Folder 95

Copies of confidential European-language telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office and with other diplomatic posts, (Meiji 33-nen kimitsu honsho sonota obun ofuku den hikae). (1900-3) 1900

General Physical Description note: 51 frames.
Folder 100

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Masan Consulate, (Meiji 34-nen Masan ryojikan kimitsu ofuku). (1901-5) 1901

General Physical Description note: 73 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence between the Japanese Minister in Korea and the Japanese consul in Masan relating to the activity of Russian warships in Chin'hae Bay; Russian request for a naval base in Chin'hae Bay; Japanese military facilities in Masan and Chabokp'o areas; Russian plan for the installation of submarine cables between Yulkumi and Masan; the opening of Unggi and Iji; Russo-Japanese relations in Korea; and the arrival of Russian Chargé d'Affaires in Masan.
Folder 101

Confidential correspondence received from the Home Office, (Meiji 34-nen honsho kimitsu raishin). (1901-7) 1901

General Physical Description note: 104 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Confidential correspondence received from the Home Office, relating to the conversations exchanged between the Japanese Minister in Russia Komura Jutaro and the Russian Minister of Finance; the attitude of foreign representatives in Tokyo toward the Korean and Manchurian problems; the Iby0ng uprisings in the Ky0ngsang Provinces; special instructions concerning Russian activities in Korea; French interests in Korea; the issue of one yen notes in Korea by the First Bank of Tokyo; and Pak Che-sun's mission to Japan.
Folder 103

Correspondence received from various [Japanese] consulates [in Koreal], (Meiji 34-nen kaku ryojikan raishin). (1901-6) 1901

General Physical Description note: 69 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Reports from Japanese consuls submitted to the Japanese Minister in Korea relating to the clash between Korean Catholics and other Korean residents on Chejudo Island; Russian troops and Russian coal dumps in Yulkumi; the arrival of a Norwegian steamer; and political and social conditions in the Kilchu and S0ngjin areas.
Folder 138

Telegrams sent to the Home Office, (Honsho o den). (1903-2) 1903

General Physical Description note: 212 frames.
Folder 146

Correspondence received from [Japanese] consulates [in Korea], (Meiji 36-nen kakkan raishin). (1903-21) 1903

General Physical Description note: 8 frames.
Folder 147

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Korean Court, etc. (Meiji 36-nen kyutei oyobi shoho ofuku). (1903-16) 1903

General Physical Description note: 38 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the promotion of friendship between Korea and Japan; collection of taxes in the Naktong River area; and personal harm inflicted upon Japanese residents by the Koreans.
Folder 149

Miscellaneous file of European-language [documents], (Meiji 36-nen obun zassan). (1903-15) 1903

General Physical Description note: 41 frames.
Folder 150

Miscellaneous documents, (Meiji 36-nen zakken). (1903-17) 1903

General Physical Description note: 45 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the deterioration of Russo-Japanese relations, and the opening of Yong'amp'o.
Folder 151

Japanese-Korean secret agreement and Korean neutrality, (Meiji-36-nen Nikkan mitsuyaku fu Kankoku churitsu). (1903-7) 1903

General Physical Description note: 58 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the secret Japanese-Korean treaty; reports on political conditions in Korea; Japanese policy in Korea and China in connection with Russo-Japanese relations; and the question of Korean neutrality.
Folder 154

Documents relating to the employment and resignation of Japanese advisers [in Korea], (Meiji 26-36-nen komonkan shintai oyobi hompojin kohei). (1894-21) 1894-1903

General Physical Description note: 131 frames.
Folder 155

Japanese-Korean agreement on loans and the adoption of a new system of weights and measures, (Meiji 34-36-nen Nikkan shakkan oyobi doryoko shakkan). (1901-18) 1901-03

General Physical Description note: 113 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the establishment of the Korean Central Bank and the Bank of Seoul; negotiations for a 3,000,000 yen loan from the First Bank of Tokyo and J.M. Brown's opinion; the issue of banknotes in Korea by the First Bank; and the adoption of a new system of weights and measures.
Folder 159

Correspondence received from the Korean government, -- Part I (Meiji 37-nen Gaibu rai - 1). (1904-5) 1904

General Physical Description note: 58 frames.
Folder 161

Documents relating to the development of uncultivated land, (Meiji 37-nen mikochi keiei). (1904-6) 1904

General Physical Description note: 228 frames.
Folder 162

Telegrams sent to the Home Office - Part I. (Den honsho o - 1). (1904-2)

General Physical Description note: 240 frames.
Folder 163

Ditto -- Part II. (1904-2)

General Physical Description note: 240 frames. (Frames numbered from 241-480)
Folder 164

Ditto--Part III. (1904-2)

General Physical Description note: 282 frames. (Frames numbered 481-762.)
Folder 165

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Army and Navy [Ministries], (Meiji 37-nen rikkaigun ofuku). (1904-12) 1904

General Physical Description note: 114 frames.
Folder 166

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Korean Court, (Meiji 37-nen kyutei ofuku). (1904-4) 1904

General Physical Description note: 72 frames.
Folder 167

Japanese-Korean Protocol, (Meiji 36-nen Nikkan giteisho). (1903-20) 1903

General Physical Description note: 175 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Japanese-Korean Protocol signed on February 23, 1904 between Japanese Minister to Korea Hayashi Gonsuke and Korean Acting Foreign Minister Yi Chi-yong.
Folder 168

Telegrams received from the Home Office, - Part I (Meiji 37-nen den honsho rai - 1). (1904-15) 1905

General Physical Description note: 96 frames.
Folder 169

Ditto -- Part II. (1904-15)

General Physical Description note: 144 frames. (Frames numbered 97-240.)
Folder 172

Documents relating to the Seoul-Pusan Railroad, (Meiji 37-nen Keifu tetsudo ikken shorui). (1904-24) 1904

General Physical Description note: 249 frames.
Folder 174

Confidential correspondence received from the Home Office, (Meiji 37-nen kimitsu honsho rai). (1904-11) 1904

General Physical Description note: 150 frames.
Folder 178

Confidential correspondence to and from the Japanese consular posts [in Korea], (Meiji 37-nen kimitsu kakkanofuku). (1904-8) 1904

General Physical Description note: 38 frames.
Folder 180

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Japanese consulates in Chinnamp'o, Pyongyang, and Shin'iju, (Meiji 37-nen Chin, Hei, Gi den orai). (1904-20) 1904

General Physical Description note: 18 frames.
Folder 181

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Japanese consulates in Masan, Pusan, and Mokp'o, (Meiji 37-nen Masan, Fuzan, Moppo orai). (1904-10) 1904

General Physical Description note: 27 frames.
Folder 183

Correspondence to and from the Home Office, (Meiji 37-nen honsho orai). (1904-3) 1904

General Physical Description note: 80 frames.
Folder 184

Documents relating to the Japanese-Korean Protocol of 1904 and the Russian and Korean ministers, (Meiji 37-nen Nikkan kyoyaku oyobi Ro-Kan koshi kankei). (1904-7) 1904

General Physical Description note: 103 frames.
Folder 185

Correspondence to and from the Japanese consulates in Chinnamp'o, P'y0ngyang, Shin'iju, W0nsan, and S0ngjin (Meiji 37-nen Chin, Hei, Gi, Gen, Jo orai). (1904-25)

General Physical Description note: 57 frames.
Folder 186

Official correspondence with the Korean government; appendix - documents relating to Korean nationals, (Meiji 37-nen Kankan ofuku fu Kanjin kankei). (1904-9) 1904

General Physical Description note: 111 frames.
Folder 190

Copies of European-language telegrams received from the Home Office and other diplomatic posts, (Meiji 37-nen honsho sonota obun dempo raishin). (1904-16)

General Physical Description note: 91 frames.
Folder 191

Copies of European-language telegrams received and sent by the Japanese Legation in Korea, (Meiji 37-nen obun dempo orai hikae). (1904-18) 1904

General Physical Description note: 89 frames.
Folder 191

Documents relating to the Russo-Japanese War and decorations awarded to Koreans, (Meiji 38-nen Nichi-Ro sen'eki kankei shorui Kanjin jokun). (1905-29) 1905

General Physical Description note: 101 frames.
Folder 193

Documents relating to military and private railroads, (Meiji 38-nen gun'yo tetsudo fu shisetsu tetsudo). (1904-24) 1905

General Physical Description note: 107 frames.
Folder 195

Documents relating to the Japanese management of the Korean communications system, (Meiji 38-nen tsushin kikan itaku toriatsukaisho). (1905-8) 1905

General Physical Description note: 83 frames.
Folder 197

Confidential correspondence received from the Home Office, (Meiji 38-nen honsho rai kimitsu). (1905-34) 1905

General Physical Description note: 47 frames.
Folder 198

Confidential correspondence to and from the Home Office, (Meiji 38-nen honsho ofuku kimitsu). (1905-15) 1905

General Physical Description note: 84 frames.
Folder 199

Documents relating to the Japanese management of the Korean communications system and the record of conversations between a high Chinese official and Minister Uchida concerning the Russo-Japanese War situation, (Meiji 38-nen Kankoku tsushin kikan toriatsukaisho oyobi Nichi-Ro senkyoku ni kanshi Shinkoku taikan to Uchida koshi kaidan). (1905-14) 1905

General Physical Description note: 11 frames.
Folder 200

Miscellany, (Meiji 38-nen zatsu). (1905-13) 1905

General Physical Description note: 19 frames.
Folder 201

Documents relating to the secret decree of the Korean Emperor and contract, (Meiji 38-nen Kankoku kotei mitchoku oyobi keiyaku). (1905-6) 1905

General Physical Description note: 94 frames.
Folder 202

Documents relating to foreigners employed [by the Korean government], (Meiji 38-nen yatoi gaikokujin). (1905-20) 1905

General Physical Description note: 149 frames.
Folder 203

Documents relating to the Russo-Japanese Peace Treaty, (Meiji 38-nen Nichi-Ro kowa joyaku) (1905-19] 1905

General Physical Description note: 161 frames.
Folder 204

Miscellaneous documents, (Meiji 38-nendo zakken). (1905-13) 1905

General Physical Description note: 86 frames.
Folder 205

Documents relating to the defendants in connection with the incident involving police advisers, (Meiji 38-nen komon keisatsu jiko hikoku). (1905-17) 1905

General Physical Description note: 124 frames.
Folder 207

Telegrams to and from the Home Office, -- Part IV (Meiji 38-nen honsho oraiden). (1905-12) 1905

General Physical Description note: 121 frames.
Folder 208

Ditto -- Part II. (1905-1)

General Physical Description note: 142 frames.
Folder 209

Ditto -- Part III. (1905-1)

General Physical Description note: 142 frames.
Folder 210

Documents relating to the Seoul Electric Company and special concessions relating to the water supply system, (Meiji 38-nen Keijo Denki Kaisha fu suido tokkyo). (1905-2) 1905

General Physical Description note: 389 frames.
Folder 211

Confidential correspondence sent to the Home Office, -- Part II (Meiji 38-nen honsho o kimitsu - 2). (1905-15) 1905

General Physical Description note: 120 frames.
Folder 213

Documents relating to police reform, (Meiji 38-nen keimu kaizen). (1905-5) 1905

General Physical Description note: 43 frames.
Folder 215

Correspondence sent to the Home Office, (Meiji 38-nen honsho o). (1905-16) 1905

General Physical Description note: 105 frames.
Folder 217

Telegrams received from the Home Office, (Meiji 38-nen honsho raiden). (1905-22) 1905

General Physical Description note: 132 frames.
Folder 218

Correspondence received from the Home Office, (Meiji 38-nen honsho rai). (1905-22) 1905

General Physical Description note: 4 frames.
Folder 220

Correspondence to and from the Japanese consulates in Pusan and Masan, (Meiji 38-nen Fuzan Masan orai). (1905-25) 1905

General Physical Description note: 8 frames.
Folder 221

Correspondence received from the Korean government, -- Part I (Meiji 38-nen Gaibu rai - 1). (1905-3) 1905

General Physical Description note: 8 frames.
Folder 222

Ditto -- Part II. (1905-3)

General Physical Description note: 12 frames.
Folder 223

Ditto -- Part III. (1905-3)

General Physical Description note: 11 frames.
Folder 225

Correspondence to and from the Japanese consulate at Inchon, (Meiji 38-nen Jinsen orai). (1905-28) 1905

General Physical Description note: 13 frames.
Folder 227

Correspondence with the Japanese consulates in Seoul and Inchon, -- Part II (Meiji 38-nen Keijo Jinsen orai - 2) (1905-11) 1905

General Physical Description note: 9 frames.
Folder 228

Confidential correspondence sent to Japanese consulate in Korea, . (1905-4) (Meiji 38-nen kakkan o kimitsu) 1905

General Physical Description note: 4 frames.
Folder 229

Confidential correspondence from Japanese consulates in Korea, (Meiji 38-nen kakkan rai kimitsu). 1905

General Physical Description note: 42 frames.
Folder 230

Confidential correspondence received from Japanese consulates in Korea, (Meiji 38-nen kakkan rai kimitsu). (1905-4) 1905

General Physical Description note: 49 frames.
Folder 231

Correspondence sent to the Korean government, (Meiji 38-nen Gaibu o). (1905-18) 1905

General Physical Description note: 29 frames.
Folder 232

Ditto -- Part II. (1905-18)

General Physical Description note: 22 frames.
Folder 233

Ditto -- Part III. (1905-18)

General Physical Description note: 15 frames.
Folder 234

Correspondence with the Korean Court, (Meiji 38-nen kyuchu ofuku). (1905-9) 1905

General Physical Description note: 17 frames.
Folder 235

European-language telegrams received and sent by the Japanese Legation in Korea, (Meiji 38-nen obun dempo ofuku). (1905-30) 1905

General Physical Description note: 42 frames.
Folder 237

Correspondence with the Korean Court, (Meiji 38-nen Kankyu ofuku). (1905-27) 1905

General Physical Description note: 10 frames.
Folder 238

Correspondence with the Korean Court, (Meiji 38-nen Kankyu ofuku). (1905-27) 1905

General Physical Description note: 8 frames.
Folder 239

Correspondence to and from the Japanese consulates in Chinnamp'o and Pyongyang, (Chinnampo Heijo orai). (1905-26) 1905

General Physical Description note: 7 frames.
Folder 242

Correspondence between the Japanese Army Commander and the Chief of the Japanese Gendarmerie, -- Part II (Meiji 38-nen Gunken orai - 2). (1905-7) 1905

General Physical Description note: 20 frames.
Folder 244

Telegrams sent by the Japanese Legation in Korea, (Oden juichigatsu - sangatsu). (1905-31) Nov. 1905 - Mar. 1906

General Physical Description note: 54 frames.
Folder 245

Copies of telegrams sent by the Japanese Legation in Korea, (Meiji 39-nen denso hikaetsuzuri). (1906-2) 1906

General Physical Description note: 19 frames.
Folder 247

Copies of telegrams sent by the Japanese Legation in Korea, (Meiji 39-nen hasso denshin hikae). (1905-32) 1906

General Physical Description note: 8 frames.
Folder 258

Documents relating to Ch'0ngjin, (Meiji 37-nen Seishin kankei). 1904

General Physical Description note: 121 frames.
Folder 275

File of documents, (Meiji 40-nen monjo tsuzurikomi). 1907

General Physical Description note: 120 frames.
Folder 276

Confidential reports of the Japanese Legation in Korea, (Meiji 40-nen kimitsu hokoku). (1908-20) 1907

General Physical Description note: 288 frames.
Folder 278

Documents relating to the contract concerning ginseng fields and the agreement on ginseng monopoly, (Meiji 35, 36-nen sampo keiyaku oyobi sansei kyotei). (1902-9) 1902, 1903

General Physical Description note: 8 frames.
Folder 294

Telegrams received by the Japanese Legation in Korea in August and September, (Meiji 41-nen denju ji hachigatsu itaru kugatsu). 1908

General Physical Description note: 195 frames.
Folder 345

Documents relating to the records of the Korean envoy [to China], (Meiji 38-nen Kankoku hoshi kiroku). 1905

General Physical Description note: 183 frames.
Folder 405

Secret reports of the Japanese Gendarmerie in Korea, January and February, (Meiji 42-nen kempeitai kimitsu hokoku ji ichigatsu itaru nigatsu). (1901-1) 1909

General Physical Description note: 263 frames.
Folder 406

Ditto -- February and March, (1909-36) 1909.

General Physical Description note: 135 frames.
Folder 407

Ditto-- April, 1909.

General Physical Description note: 407 frames.
Folder 408

Ditto-- May, 1909.

General Physical Description note: 148 frames.
Folder 409

Ditto -- (1909-30) June, 1909

General Physical Description note: 198 frames.
Folder 410

Ditto-- (1909-32) July, 1909.

General Physical Description note: 158 frames.
Folder 411

Ditto-- (1909-36) Aug. 1909.

General Physical Description note: 137 frames.
Folder 412

Ditto- (1909-36) Sept. 1909.

General Physical Description note: 137 frames.
Folder 413

Documents relating to the establishment of a branch unit of the Japanese Gendarmerie in Kando (Chientao), (Meiji 40-nen Kanto kempeitai shubi setchi no ken). 1907

General Physical Description note: 165 frames.
Folder 414

Documents relating to the liquidation of the Chinnamp'o Fishing Company, (Meiji 42-nen Chinnampo Suisan Kaisha shobun no ken). 1909

General Physical Description note: 163 frames.
Folder 415

Reports of the Japanese Gendarmerie detachments in Korea concerning local conditions, (Meiji 42-nen kempei buntai chiho jokyo hokoku). 1909

General Physical Description note: 32 frames.
Folder 416

Documents relating to press censorship, (Meiji 42-nen shimbun kiji keisai kinshi no ken). 1909

General Physical Description note: 44 frames.
Folder 417

Documents relating to the recruitment for the Salvation Army, (Meiji 42-nen Kyuseigun boshu ni kansuru ken). 1909

General Physical Description note: 192 frames.
Folder 418

Confidential reports of the Headquarters of Japanese Police Superintendents in Korea, (Meiji 42-nen Keishicho kimitsu hokoku jugatsu). (1909-40) Oct. 1909

General Physical Description note: 15 frames.
Folder 419

Documents relating to the conditions on the western bank of the Yalu River and the Investigation Report of Natural Resources in the Ussuri River Region, or Report of Investigation of Natural Resources in the northeastern and southern parts of Manchuria and the Ussuri River region. (Meiji 40-nen Oryokko seihenkai jokyo oyobi Usurii chiho shigen chosahyo or Manshu tohakubu oyobi nambu Usurii chiho shigen chosahyo). (1908-13) 1907

General Physical Description note: 105 frames.
Folder 420

Documents relating to the border violations by armed Chinese, (Meiji 42-nen buso Shinkokajin ekkyo ni kansuru ken). 1909

General Physical Description note: 217 frames.
Folder 421

Confidential documents of the Headquarters of Japanese Police Superintendents in Korea, (Meiji 42-nen Keishicho kimitsu hokoku kugatsu). (1909-7) Sept. 1909

General Physical Description note: 68 frames.
Folder 422

Documents relating to rafting along-the Yalu River. 1909 or documents relating to the injury of raftsmen along the Yalu River, (Meiji 42-nen Oryokko gan ikada ni kansuru ken or Oryokko ryuiki ikadafu higai no ken). (1909-26) 1909

General Physical Description note: 120 frames.
Folder 501

Documents relating to the floating of Japanese loans for the construction of railroads, telegraph lines, and port facilities [in Korea], (Tetsudo densen kaiko kashikin). (1894-14) 1894

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to loans to Japanese companies for the construction of the Seoul-Pusan and Seoul-Inchon railroads; the installation of telegraph lines; and the opening of Pusan, Inchon, and W0nsan.
Folder 502

Documents relating to the Seoul-Shin'iju and the Seoul-W0nsan rail-roads, (Keigi tetsudo oyobi Keigen tetsudo). (1900-17) 1900

Folder 503

Copies of translated telegrams, (Denshin yakubun). (1901-12) 1901

General Physical Description note: 242 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Translations of European-language telegrams exchanged between the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs with Japanese diplomatic posts abroad.
Folder 504

Copies of translated telegrams [relating to the] Manchurian problem, (Denshin yakubun Manshu mondai). (1901-13) 1901

General Physical Description note: 71 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Translations of English-language () telegrams exchanged between the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Japanese diplomatic posts relating to the Manchurian problem.
Folder 505

Documents relating to communications between Russia and Korea, (Ro-Kan denshin tsushin tsuren). (1910-20) 1901

General Physical Description note: 241 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the establisyment of Korean control over Russian-installed telegraph lines in northern Korea; wireless communications and telegraph lines between Pusan and Masan; Section 2 of Article III of the Lobanov-Yamagata agreement of 1896 concerning the installation of telegraph lines between Seoul and the Russian border; the installation of telegraph lines by the Russians from the Russian border to Ky0ng'hung; the Anglo-Japanese Alliance and its effects on Russo-Japanese relations in Korea; and a comparative chart of telegraph rates between Japan and Korea.
Folder 506

Telegraphic correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with Japanese consulates in Korea and with others, (Kaku ryujikan sonota orai dempo). (1902-7) 1902

General Physical Description note: 44 frames.
Folder 507

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with Japanese consulates in Korea, (Kimitsu kakkan orai). (1903-10) 1903

General Physical Description note: 66 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to clashes between Japanese residents and Russian soldiers in Korea; Russian residents in the Tumen River area; the withdrawal of Russian marines from Yulkumi; the Customs Chief in Masan G. H. Arnous; rumors concerning Russian naval maneuvers near Korea; riots in the S0njin and Kilchu areas; and reports on S0ngjin and Ky0ng'hung.
Folder 508

Telegrams sent to Japanese consulates in Korea, (Kakkan oden). (1903-14) 1903

General Physical Description note: 152 frames.
Folder 509

Telegrams received from Japanese consulates in Korea; (Kakkan raiden). (1903-21) 1903

General Physical Description note: 24 frames.

Scope and Contents note

Telegrams received by the Japanese Legation in Korea from the Japanese consulates in Inchon, Pyongyang, Iju and other cities.
Folder 510

Documents relating to Korean-Chinese relations, (Kan-Shin kankei). (1904-13) 1904

Folder 511

Correspondence with the Japanese consulates in Seoul and Inchon. Telegrams of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Japanese consulates in W0nsan and S0ngjin, (Keijo, Jinsen orai. Genzan, Joshin den orai). (1904-21)

Folder 512

Documents relating to Japanese residents in Korea who distinguished themselves during the [Russo-Japanese] War, (Sen'eki koro kyoryusha kankei 1904-1905). (1904-27) 1904-1905

General Physical Description note: 13 frames.
Folder 513

Confidential correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office, (Kimitsu honsho orai). (1905-10) 1905

Folder 514

Documents relating to the adviser to the Ministry of the Royal Household Legendore, (Kunaifu komon Risendoru). (1906-11) 1906

Folder 515

Correspondence of the Japanese Legation in Korea with the Home Office, (Honsho oraishin). (1906-19) 1906

General Physical Description note: 128 frames.
Folder 516

Documents relating to the matters handled by the Department of Foreign Affairs [of the Residency-General], (Gaimubu toriatsukai) (1906-26) 1906-7

Folder 517

Documents relating to the protection of Koreans in Kando (Chientao), (Kanto Kammin hogo ni kansuru ken) (1906-27) 1906-07

General Physical Description note: 164 frames.
Folder 518

Confidential documents relating to Japanese nationals in Korea, Yi Ik - ho and another Korean, (Hompojin kimitsu Ri Yoku-ko hoka ichimei kankei). (1906-33) 1906,

General Physical Description note: 42 frames.
Folder 519

Documents relating to "Your telegram No: 196" (Kiden dai 196 go ni kanshite). (1907-5)

General Physical Description note: 172 frames.
Folder 520

Copies of telegrams received [from the Resident-General during his tour], (Shutchochu denju denshin hikae). (1907-24) 1907

General Physical Description note: 129 frames.
Folder 521

File on scientific matters, (Gakujutsu tsuzuri). (1907-29) 1907-9

Folder 522

Copies of telegrams received by the Japanese Legation in Korea, May, (Denju hikae). (1908-3) 1908

General Physical Description note: 58 frames.
Folder 523

Miscellaneous file, (Zakken tsuzuri). (1908-10) 1908

Folder 524

Documents relating to Chriatian churches in Korea, (Kirisutokyo) jokyo). (1908-20) 1908

General Physical Description note: 119 frames.
Folder 525

Documents relating to the control of illegal fishing by the Chinese [in Korean waters], (Shinkoku mitsuryo torishimari ni kansuru ken). (1909-2) 1909

General Physical Description note: 163 frames.
Folder 526

Miscellaneous documents relating to foreigners [in Korea] (public speeches made by Americans), (Gaikokujin zakken. Beikokujin enzetsu no ken). (1909-22) 1909

Folder 527

Documents of the Residency-General, (Tokanfu monjo). (1909-31) 1909

General Physical Description note: 77 frames.
Folder 528

Confidential documents of the Japanese Gendarmerie in Korea relating to the personal records of Korean officials, (Kempeitai kimitsu monjo. Kan kanjin no keireki ippan). (1909-32) 1909

General Physical Description note: 152 frames.
Folder 529

Confidential documents of the Chief of the Japanese Gendarmerie in Korea, (Kempeitaicho kimitsu). (1909-33) 1909

General Physical Description note: 98 frames.
Folder 530

Confidential documents of the Headquarters of Japanese Police Superintendents in Korea, (Keishicho kimitsu monjo). (1909-40) Sept. -Oct., 1909

General Physical Description note: 89 frames.
Folder 531

Confidential correspondence received from various Japanese diplomatic posts, (Kimitsu shoho raishin). (SY1894-4) 1894

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to the Tonghak Rebellion; Chinese military aid to Korea; the purchase of land for the Japanese settlement in Pusan; Yuan Shih-k'ai's statement relating to the Korean question; and the An Ky0ng-su group.
Folder 532

Confidential correspondence to and from the Home Office, (Kimitsu honsho orai). (SY1896-2) 1896

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to Japanese loans to Korea;Yi Chun-yong's education in Japan; Korean government bonds; Japanese garrisons along the Seoul-Pusan railroad; the King's temporary refuge at the Russian Legation; political, social, and economic conditions in Seoul; the Seoul-Inchon railroad concession; and the establishment of a Japanese school in Seoul.
Folder 533

Miscellany, (Zatsu). (SY1899-7) 1899

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to ginseng trade; Japanese rights in connection with the Russo-Korean telegraph agreement; the Ch'ang'w0n gold mine; timber concessions to a Chinese-Japanese company Yoshimori Koshi; and financial conditions in Korea. Research report on the Korean Bureau of Foreign Exchange.