Nitobe, Inazō, 1862-1933
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Overview This collection consists of 15 boxes of photograph albums, black and white photographs, negatives, portraits, and loose photographs, dating from approximately 1856-1987. It includes images of the Elkinton, Bucknell, Grove, and Dunham families.
Dates: 1856 - 1987
Overview This is the story of multiple generations of the Elkinton and Waring families, but concentrated on two generations: that of Howard West Elkinton (1892-1955) and his wife, Katharine Wistar Mason Elkinton (1892/3-1961) and their daughter, Theodora Elkinton (1927- ) who married Thomas Waring (1921-2001). It is a story of life choices made by these Quakers: for Howard and Katharine Elkinton, to serve under the American Friends Service Committee in Europe after World War I and during World War II...
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the papers of Inazo Nitobe, and includes two 5,000 yen Japanese notes, three letters, addressed to: Anna Hartshorne, Anna Brown, and Henry Brown, as well as a postcard featuring a portrait photo of Inazo Nitobe.
Dates: 1890, 1897
Overview Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933) was a Japanese Quaker diplomat, agriculturist, and educator who sought to act as an emissary of understanding between Japan and Western nations. He was born in Morioka, Japan, in the waning days of feudal Japan and became a Christian during his studies in Sapporo. He was further educated at Tokyo University and in 1884 became one of the first Japanese students to study in the United States. He joined the Society of Friends in 1886, and in 1891, he married Mary Patterson...
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of three folders of materials related to Quakers in Japan, and specifically focuses on the American Quaker, Anna C. Hartshorne, and the Japanese Quaker, Inazo Nitobe, collected by Esther B. Rhoades. The collection includes mainly Nitobe's correspondence, but also includes photographs of various members of the Hartshorne family, as well as members of Inazo Nitobe's family.