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Vol. 3 Views of Friends' Mission, Tokyo, Japan, Undated

 Item — Volume: 3

Scope and Content note

This volume is composed of photographs from the Friends' Mission in Tokyo, Japan. Included are photographs of the Friends' Girls' school, teacher's residences, teachers and students, views of Tokyo, classes of Sunday school children, and classes of calisthenics, flower arrangement, Koto (traditional Japanese instrument). One photograph of white missionaries is labeled with the folowing names: G. Bowles, A.G. Lewis, I.E. Taber, William T. Ellis, and S. Ellis.


  • Creation: Undated

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Historical note

Friends Girls School Tokyo was founded in 1887 by US missionaries from Philadelphia, at the request of Nitobe Inazo, Quaker undersecretary of the League of Nations. When the school was established, there were six teachers and three students. A fire in 1902 and the firebombings of Tokyo in the spring of 1945 destroyed the buildings, but the school was repeatedly rebuilt with the help of Japanese and American Quakers.

In the present day, the Friends School in Tokyo continues as a junior/senior high school for 800 girls.


0.02 linear ft.

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Related Materials

  • MC 1212 Bowles family papers
  • MC.975.02.032 Gilbert and Minnie Bowles correspondence
  • MC 1010 Lewis family papers
  • MC 988E Quaker Miscellaneous Pictures
  • MC 1153 Esther B. Rhoads papers

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