Register of the James A. Rabbitt papers

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Title: James A. Rabbitt papers
Date (inclusive): 1895-1969
Collection Number: 71005
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 62 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder (24.8 linear feet)
Abstract: 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 alloys, China labor and dockyard projects, cultivation of rice in Japan, and related governmental policies of China and Japan.
Creator: Rabbitt, James Aloysius, 1877-1969

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[Identification of item], James A. Rabbitt papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1971.

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Agriculture--Japan.
China.
East Asia.
Engineering--China.
Engineers.
Japan.
Mines and mineral resources--China.
Mines and mineral resources--East Asia.
Mines and mineral resources--Japan.
Nickel mines and mining.

Box 1

Journal 1913

 

Daybook 1918

 

General correspondence - 1901-1916

 

Correspondence, Rabbitt to Roland S. Morris, re control of exports to Japan. 1918-1919

Box 2

Correspondence, A-B - 1930-1931

 

Correspondence, C-H - 1930-1931

Box 3

Correspondence, I - 1930-1931

 

Correspondence, J-M - 1930-1931

Box 4

Correspondence, N - 1930-1931

 

Correspondence, O-Z - 1930-1931

Box 5

Correspondence, - 1932

 

Correspondence, - Chronological outward file. May-December 1932

 

Correspondence 1932-1933

Box 6

Correspondence, general and legal between J. A. Rabbitt and Mitsui Company, Ltd. Japan re commercial agreements. 1932-1933,

 

Correspondence, between J. A. Rabbitt and Asano Bussan Company, Japan, re termination of trade with Asano. 1932,

Box 7

Correspondence, - Chronological outward file. January-June, 1933

 

Correspondence, - Chronological outward file. July-December, 1933

Box 8

Correspondence, re China chemical industries and nickel agency in Manchuria. Also some Japanese agency correspondence. 1933,

 

Correspondence, American European trip 1934

Box 9

Correspondence, - Chronological file. 1934

 

Correspondence, - Chronological commercial file. 1935

 

Correspondence, A-Z - commercial. 1935,

 

Correspondence, - Chronological commercial file. 1936

Box 10

Correspondence, A-L - American European trip. 1936,

Box 11

Correspondence, Mitsui-Z - American European trip. 1936,

 

Correspondence, - Commercial chronological file. 1937

Box 12

Correspondence, A-Z - 1937

 

Correspondence, - Commercial chronological file. 1938

 

Correspondence, A-Z - 1939

Box 13

Correspondence, - Commercial chronological file. 1939

Box 14

Correspondence 1942; 1948-1951

 

Correspondence 1948-1952

Box 15

Engineering career 1902-1955,

General Physical Description note: 1 folder.
 

General career material

General Physical Description note: 1 folder.
 

General career material

General Physical Description note: 1 scrapbook.
 

Outline draft material for a biography entitled Yankee Engineer in Asia.

Box 16

Material for a biography entitled Yankee Engineer in Asia. 23 vols. as follows (this material is comprised mainly of daily business correspondence):

 

Volume 1, - Missing. 1885-1902

 

Volume 2, - Folder I. 1902-1917

 

Volume 2, - Folder II. Includes patents data - aeroplane, talking machine motor, improvement of tires. 1902-1917

Box 17

Volume 3, - Folder I. 1918-1920

 

Volume 3, - Folder II. 1918-1920

Box 18

Volume 4, - Folder I. 1920-1922

 

Volume 4, - Folder II. 1920-1922

Box 19

Volume 5, - Folder I. 1923-1924

 

Volume 5, - Folder II. 1923-1924

Box 20

Volume 6 1925-1929

 

Volume 7 1929-1931

 

Volume 8, - Folder I. 1931-1941

Box 21

Volume 8, - Folder II. 1931-1941

 

Volume 8, - Folder III. 1931-1941

 

Volume 9 1942-1944

 

Volumes 10-11 1945-1949

Box 22

Volume 12 1950-1952

 

Volume 13, - Correspondence. 1952-1969

 

Volume 14 - Missing.

 

Volume 15 - Missing.

 

Volumes 16-17, - China and Japan newspaper clippings. circa 1923

 

Volume 18, - Canton newsclippings re Sun Yat-sen. 1921-1923

 

Same as 36 f. 1922-1923

Box 23

Same as 36 g.

 

Same as 37 a.

 

Volume 19 - Missing.

 

Volume 19 - Missing.

Box 24

Volume 21, China projects, correspondence: Charter for Canton outer harbor and dockyard project; Proposed change in railway building policy, government of the province of Kwangtung, China; Kwangtung Provincial Service Commission. circa 1922

 

Volumes 22-23 - J. A. Rabbitt Engineering Corporation - correspondence and papers 1921-1924

Box 62

Volumes 22-23 - J. A. Rabbitt Engineering Corporation - correspondence and papers (cont.) 1921-1924

Box 25

Short stories, articles, and lectures by J. A. Rabbitt:

 

Prolonged Youth.

 

Tea Leaves - Philosophy of a Yankee Engineer.

 

Why I Like Japan.

 

History of Japan Under the Shoguns 1603-1868

 

Historical Background of Government in Japan April 1941

Box 26

The Economic Orientation of the Far-Eastern Crisis, (file marked confidential). July-August, 1941,

 

Economic studies of Japan, China, and the Far East.

 

Mining and Metallurgy of Nickel.

 

Asis's Industrial Potential: A Survey (folder 1).

Box 27

Asia's Industrial Potential: A Survey (folder 1).

 

Asia's Industrial Potential: A Survey (copy 2).

 

Australia's Industrial Potential: A Survey.

Box 28

China's Industrial Potential: A Survey (folder 1).

 

China's Industrial Potential: A Survey (appendices - folder 2).

 

Formosa and Korea's Industrial Potential: A Survey.

 

India's Industrial Potential: A Survey.

Box 29

Japan's Industrial Potential: A Survey (Volume 1).

 

Japan's Industrial Potential: A Survey (Volume 2).

Box 30

Southeast Asia's Industrial Potential: A Survey - French Indo-China; Netherlands East Indies; Java; Malaysia; Siam.

 

Southwest Asia's Industrial Potential: A Survey.

 

Philippine's Industrial Potential.

 

Soviet Union Industrial Potential: A Survey (Volume 1).

 

Soviet Union Industrial Potential: A Survey (Volume 2).

Box 31

Japan's Economic Position.

 

Japan Food Review.

 

Nickel and Economic Civilization.

 

Four Days at the Huntington Rolling Mills.

 

Preparatory Work for Japan (nickel).

 

Mining, Smelting, Refining, Rolling and Applications of Nickel 1930-1931

General Physical Description note: (2 copies).
 

Miscellaneous articles on iron, nickel, and steel.

Box 32

General correspondence regarding peppermint leaves and Menthol data.

General Physical Description note: 4 folders.
 

Rice in the Cultural Life of the Japanese, by J. A. Rabbitt.

 

Rice riots in Japan 1918-1919

 

Translation of Naoji Suzuki's Bibliography on Rice.

Box 33

Data on rice (1938)

General Physical Description note: 5 folders.
Box 34

Rice in Japan, miscellaneous - Folder I.

 

Rice in Japan, miscellaneous - Folder II.

 

Rice in Japan, miscellaneous - Folder III.

 

News clippings on rice in Japan, - Folder I. 1939-1940

Box 35

News clippings on rice in Japan, - Folder II. 1938-1940

 

News clippings on rice in Japan, - Folder III. 1939-1940

 

Miscellaneous articles, agricultural problems, farm machinery, food review.

Box 36

History of the Japanese Tea Industry.

 

Lectures on tea.

 

Newspaper clippings on silk and tea.

 

Materials re iron and steel production in Japan.

 

History, lectures and articles on the Japanese silk industry.

Box 37

Trailing the Moon (poems).

 

War Department, Military Intelligence Division, New York Office, History and Operational Manual (no author). (RESTRICTED). circa 1944,

 

Rehabilitation of the Mining Industry in the Philippines, by H. Foster Bain.

Box 38

Surveys of the Industries of Japan - 10 volumes, 2 appendices, and 1 supplement as follows:

 

Volume 1 - Textiles.

Box 39

Volume 2 - Chemical Group of the Chemical Industry.

 

Volume 2 (appendix) - Chemical Group of the Chemical Industry.

Box 40

Volume 3 - Dyes, Paints, Oils, Fats, Petroleum, and Toilet Articles.

 

Volume 4 - Cement, Porcelain, Glass, Bricks.

Box 41

Volume 5 - Rubber, Leather, Paper, Celluloid, Explosives, and Matches.

 

Volume 6 - Beverages, Sake, Beer, Soy, Miso, Vinegar, Wines, Liquors and Soft Drinks.

Box 42

Volume 7 -. Canning, Salt, Fisheries, Ice and Refrigeration.

Box 43

Volume 8 - Dairies, Stock Farms, Agricultural Products, Sugar, Confectionery, Tea, and Tobacco.

Box 44

Volume 6,7,8 (appendices) - Food Stuffs.

Box 45

Volume 9 - Mining - Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Iron, Coal, Oil, and Sulphur.

Box 46

Volume 10 - Metals - Iron, Steel, Copper, Zinc, Brass, Lead, Alloys, Castings, Bolts, Nuts, Chains, Plating, etc.

Box 47

Volume 9, 10 (appendices) - Mining and Metals.

Box 48

Supplement A - Trade and Industrial Leaders.

Box 49

J. A. Rabbitt - Reports and Surveys:

 

Canton Delta and West River Railways Project, Preliminary Report. October, 1921

 

Canton City Waterfront and Inner Harbor Improvements. May, 1921

Box 50

Canton Outer Harbor and Dockyard Development. October 1921

 

Hakata-Wan Harbor and Daibu Railway Project 1924

 

Hakata-Wan Harbor and Daibu Railway Project. Appendix to report 1924

Box 51

War Trade Board - economic reports 1918

 

Monthly Trade Reports: Japan Trade and Economic Letters 1934-35

 

Monthly Trade Reports: Japan Trade and Economic Letters 1936

Box 52

Monthly Commercial Reports 1935

 

Monthly Commercial Reports 1936

Box 53

Monthly Activity Reports - Japanese Bureaus 1936

 

Monthly Activity Reports - Japanese Bureaus 1937

 

Scientific and Technological Societies of Japan, SCAP report.

 

Japanese Engineering and Scientific Societies, J.A.R. memo #6.

Box 54

Ductile Cast Iron in Japan. Report.

 

Ductile Cast Iron in Japan. Supplement to memo #8. May 1950

 

Ductile Cast Iron in Japan. Appendix to memo #8 and supplement. June, 1950

 

Commercial Distribution of Nickel in Japan 1938

 

Nickel Deposits in Japan and Korea. 1932-1933

Box 55

Commercial Distrubution of Nickel in Japan 1937

 

Nickel News and reports 1936-1937

Box 56

Rotary Steel Process and Casting Machines.

 

Miscellaneous reports on steel.

 

Industrial Reparations Survey of Japan to the United States, C. M. Muchnic. February, 1948

 

Material on China's iron and steel industry ore sites, coal fields and coal mines.

Box 57

Miscellaneous newsclippings and articles, mainly on Far East metal industries.

 

Miscellaneous personal memorabilia.

 

J. A. Rabbitt, pen and ink sketches. circa 1895

 

Miscellaneous personal photographs.

Box 58

Guest books (3), (including photographs of the Japanese residence of the Rabbitts). 1933-1941

Box 59

China and Japan photograph album (5) as follows: 1895-1930's,

Box 60

J. A. Rabbitt, Rabbitt family and residence working model of aeroplane, scenes of Japanese countryside and rivers, buildings damaged by the military. 1895-circa 1909

 

China Chinese graveyard, schoolroom and children, Canton arsenal after being destroyed by General Ma Chai Shanghai street scenes circa 1920-1923 circa 1921, 1923

Box 61

Hong Kong and vicinity, photographs of rice culture and cultivation in Japan; sketches; photos of tea flowers 1930s

Map case

1 package of J. A. Rabbitt diplomas, awards, etc. (12)