Guide to the East Asia collection, 1877-1923

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Guide to the East Asia collection, 1877-1923

Collection number: M0139

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

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1966 Jan.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: East Asia collection,
Date (inclusive): 1877-1923
Collection number: Special Collections M0139
Creator: Sheppard, Eli T.
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

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[Identification of item] East Asia collection, M0139, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


Eli T. Sheppard, whose papers form a large portion of this collection, was a diplomat and lawyer; American consul at Tientsin, China (1871-1876) and advisor in international law to Japanese foreign office (1876-1880).


Material relating to the Orient (primarily Japan), its philosophy, art, way of life, history, government, etc. Includes mss. of books, letters, memos and reports. The typescripts of the Papers of Eli T. Sheppard form the bulk of the material. The Warden volume is a general history of consular establishments which belonged to Mr. Sheppard, ca. 1877 - 1923.


Box 1, Folder 1

CHENG, CHE YU 1911 -


Proverbial Philosophy, Chinese Proverbs and their Occidental Equivalents. Typescript with ms. corrections. Gift: Author.


SHEPPARD, ELI T. (Legal Adviser to the Japanese Foreign Office, 1876 - 1881)(Ed. by P. J. Treat), PAPERS OF

Box 1, Folder 2



1. General Grant in the Orient, a typescript copy [by Payson J. Treat?]


Gift of Payson J. Treat

2. Calendar of Papers not Copied.


3. List of Papers.

Box 1, Folder 3



1. Regulations for the use of His Imperial Majesty's Consular Service.


2. Memo for Mr. Ito. Light Houses and Light House Dues.


3. 1877, May 16.Ltr. to Terashima Munenari re: privileges of war vessels.


4. 1877, May 18.To Samashima re: naturalization.


5. 1877, May 21.To Samashima re: naturalization.


6. 1877, May 31.To Terashima Munenori re: light house dues.


7. 1877, June 29.To Arinori Mori re: press laws.


8. 1877, Aug. 2.To Samashima re; Report upon the Origin, Nature and History of Consular Jurisdiction.


9. 1877, Sep. 6.To Samashima re: press laws.


10. n.d.To the Several Foreign Ministers in Japan re: press laws.


11. 1877, Sep. 12.To Tomeita re: collection of taxes from residents abroad.


12. 1877, Oct. 1.To Foreign Representatives in Japan covering tariff of light dues.


13. 1877, Oct. 4.Portion of draft of instructions to Japanese ministers re: treaties revarsion.


14. 1877, Oct.To Consular Agent of Japan in Honolulu. Instructions.


15. 1877, Nov. 12.To Arinori Mori re: revision of treaties.


16. 1877, Dec. 10.Memo re: claim of Messers Grosser and Co.


17. 1877, Dec. [11 or 19].Protion of df. of instructions to Japanese Minister to Great Britain.


18. 1877, Dec. 24.Memo re: Crimes and limits of criminal jurisdiction of Consular Agents in Japan.


19. [1877, Dec.]Df. of circular addressed to Western Powers

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1. [1878], Jan. 13.Argument for treaty revision by Japanese student in diplomatic office.


2. [1878, Oct.?].To Mr. Bingham. Acknowledges receipt of 1877 U.S. Diplomatic Correspondence.


3. 1878, Mar. 12.To Sir Harry Parkes re: medicinal opium.


4. 1878, Mar. 13.To Terashima re: medicinal opium.


5. 1878, Mar. 22.To Miuamote Koichi re: quarantine regulations for war vessels.


6. 1878, Apr. 11.To Minister for Foreign Affrs. re: Opinion of Wilkinson in Regina vs. Hartley; smuggling of opium.


7. 1878, May 9.To Yoshida re: right of foreign merchants to trade beyond treaty limits.


8. 1878, May 25.To Hanabusa Yoshimoto re: landing of British troops in Japan.


9. 1878, May 31.To Judge Bingham re: Goodman ice case.


10. [1878].To Judge Bingham re: Goodman ice case.


11. 1878, June 14.To Terashima Munenori re: taxation of moveable property.


12. [1878, July].To [Mr. Bingham] re: barque Valetta.


13. 1878, Aug. 6.To Miyamoto re: sale of arms by a Portugese.


14. [1878, Aug. 26].Quarantine Regulations.


15. 1878, Sep. 25.To Sir Harry Parkes df. of dispatch from Foreign Minister re: quarantine regulations.


16. 1878, Oct. 10.To [Mr. Bingham] re: Thomas Glass.


17. 1878, Nov. 15.Memo on ltr. of Sir Harry Parkes of Oct. 31 re: quarantine laws.


18. 1878, Nov. 29.To Shioda Sabaro re: actions in U.S. courts in Japan.

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1. 1879, Mar. 18.To Arinori Mori opinion of Caleb Cushing re: most favored nation clause.


2. 1879, Apr. 15.Osaki to Sheppard re: graveyards.


3. 1879, Apr. 16.To Osaki re: graveyards.


4. 1879, May 5.To Arinori Mori re: extraterritorial jurisdiction.


5. 1879, May 19.To Arinori Mori re: extraterritorial jurisdiction.


6. 1879, June.To Sir Harry Parkes re: treaty revision.


7. 1879, July 3.To Sir Harry Parkes re: treaty revision from Von Brandt.


8. 1879, Aug. 9.Robert Beadon. British Foreign Jurisdiction Act and Orders in Council.


9. 1879, Aug. 21.Memo of Robert Beadon.



Box 1, Folder 6

1. The Agrarian Origins of Modern Japan. Typescript with ms. editing and corrections. Part I, Chapters 1 - 5.

Box 1, Folder 7

2. The Agrarian Origins of Modern Japan. Chapters 6 - 10, Part III.

Box 2, Folder 8

3. The Agrarian Origins of Modern Japan. Chapters 11 - 13.

Box 2, Folder 9

4. Notes

Box 2, Folder 10

The Agricultural Revolution in Japan, 1600 - 1864; The Agrarian Background of Modernization. First draft copy.


5. Chapter 1: The Land System.

Box 2, Folder 11

6. Chapter 2: Agricultural Servants.

Box 2, Folder 12

7. Chapter 3: Labor Services.

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8. Chapter 4: Small Holdings.

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9. Chapter 5: The Organization of Political Power.

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10. Chapter 6: The Growth of the Market.

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11. Chapter 7: Agricultural Technology.

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12. Chapter 8: The Transformation of Labor.

Box 2, Folder 18

13. Chapter 9: The Transformation of Nago into Tenants.

Box 2, Folder 19

14. Chapter 10: Decline of the Cooperative Group

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15. Chapter 11: [Emergence of Class Conflict].

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16. Chapter 12: Political Conflict.

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17. Chapter 13: Conclusion.

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The Origin, Nature, Progress and Influence of Consular Establishments. Manuscript copy made under direction of Hamilton Fish for use of Eli T. Sheppard in organizing Consular Service of Japan in 1877.

Box 3



Estimation of Ornaments on Swords by Michitatsu G. Inaba. Handwritten translation by [Huggins?]. 1923, Jan.?.A.L.S. to H. C. Huggins from Yameto Ichihashi. Ptd. Pamphlet: Japanese Metallurgy; Part I - Gold and Silver and Their Alloys by W. Gowland.

Box 3, Folder 24



A typed manuscript entitled A Duck Hunt in Japan which took place on the occasion of the 1926 Pan Pacific Science Congress, with two photos showing Dr. [UNK] Lyman Wilbur. [UNK]




A printed booklet Wild Duck Hunting at Haneda, Tokyo 1926,donated by Dr. Bailey Willis. Describes the same style of duck hunting with nets at the above manuscript.

Box 3, Folder 25



Draft of speech welcoming delegates to Instit. of Pacific relations conference, Nov. 14, 1927,at [UNK]