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Carrie's observations during the Kofoid trip to the Orient : A series of letters to her mother : typed transcript (carbon), 1915-1916.
BANC MSS C-F 78 original
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Carrie's observations during the Kofoid trip to the Orient: A series of letters to her mother : typed transcript (carbon), 1915-1916


Kofoid, Prudence Winter., creator


Kofoid, Charles A. (Charles Atwood), 1865-1947


Letters of May 19 - June 5, 1916 are at end of series (out of chronological order) Forty letters, Nov. 9, 1915 - Aug. 19, 1916, many as journal entries, written almost entirely to her mother, Flora D. Winter of Washington, D.C. while traveling with her husband, Charles Atwood Kofoid, Professor of Zoology, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, on his sabbatical research trip, in part as special agent for the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, studying Japanese pearl culture. Cover the motor trip from Berkeley to Seattle, ocean voyage on the Japanese freighter Shidzuoka Maru to Tokyo, and via other ships to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malacca, Ceylon and southern India; and return trip. Detailed commentary regarding shipboard and hotel accommodations, fellow passengers, local sights, and Anglo-American culture in the Far East.
(Cont.) Observations on servants, transportation, health care, missionary work (e.g. Y.W.C.A.) References to Prof. Kofoid's scientific work on parasitology and tropical medicine. Included also: two letters by Charles Atwood Kofoid: letter, May 16, 1916, to [San Diego colleague?], pp. 86-90; letter, to Herbert [C. Kofoid?], April 2, 1916; removed to separate folder.


1915 (issued)


Shidzuoka Maru (ship)
Voyages and travels
Japan -- Description and travel
Sri Lanka -- Description and travel
India -- Description and travel
China -- Description and travel
Java (Indonesia) -- Description and travel



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128 p. ; 28 cm.




BANC MSS C-F 78 original


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