James Aloysius Rabbitt was an American engineer who worked in China and Japan in the first half of the twentieth century and
specialized in the mining of metals. The collection includes correspondence, memoirs, lectures, reports, surveys, patents,
clippings, sketches, and photographs, relating to economic, scientific, and technological developments in the mining and metallurgical
industries of China, Japan, and the Far East, with emphasis on nickel, China labor and dockyard projects, cultivation of rice
in Japan, and related governmental policies of China and Japan.
James Aloysius Rabbitt (1877-1969) was an American engineer who worked in China and Japan in the first half of the twentieth
century and specialized in the mining of metals. In addition to his engineering business ventures, Rabbitt conducted research
into various industries in the far East, including agriculture. Rabbitt's newsclippings, personal photographs and personal
correspondence reveal what it was like to live as an expat in China and Japan at that time. Rabbitt also dabbled in the arts,
and his papers contain some of his sketches, calligraphy, and poetry. His poetry was published under the pseudonym Shamus
62 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 3 oversize folders
(29.2 Linear Feet)
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Boxes 19, 24, and 62 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. The remainder of the collection is open for research;
materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the
collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.