Papers of Harold S. Williams (1898-1987)
Scope and Content Note
||Papers of Harold S. Williams
||16.4 metres (80 boxes + 60 folio items)
||Available for research. Not for loan.
Harold and Gertrude (Jean) Williams between 1978 and 1995 donated the
collection to the Library in numerous instalments.
The collection includes subject files, correspondence, scrapbooks,
articles, lectures, notes, drafts of works by Williams, drafts of works by
others, photographs, programs and other papers relating to the history of
foreign settlement in Japan and its influence on, and adaptation to, Japanese
society. The papers also relate to Japanese culture, individual expatriate
residents, other foreigners, foreign businesses, communities and clubs in Japan
until the 1980s. These papers contain the primary material used by Williams in
his many published books and articles.
Also included are the papers of Gertrude Williams and personal and
family papers that document Harold Williams life and the life of both
Harold and Gertrude Williams in Japan.
Harold Stannett Williams was born in Melbourne in 1898 and died in Kobe
in 1987. Williams went to Japan for a visit in 1919. He decided to stay and,
except during World War II when he served in the Australian Army, he lived
there until his death. After the War he was a member of the Occupation Forces
in Japan; on his return to civilian life in 1949, he renewed his business
interests and, with his wife Gertrude, began his research into the history and
culture of the foreign settlements. He was the author of numerous books on
Japan including Tales of Foreign Settlements in Japan (1958) and
Foreigners in Mikadoland (1963). A list of his published books can be
found in Appendix 1.
For about thirteen years Williams contributed articles to the
Mainichi Daily News in the seriesShades of the Past; he
was also a frequent contributor to other English language newspapers, both in
Japan and other countries.
In 1967 he was awarded the International Cultural Award of the
Hyogo Prefectural Government. In 1972 he was appointed an Officer of the Order
of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to historical research.
Gertrude F. (Jean) Williams shared her husbands interests and
contributed to the development of his collection. Together they traveled
extensively throughout Japan and overseas, visiting libraries and other
institutions, undertaking research and copying from English language
newspapers. After his death she published a two-volume collection of their
writings entitled West Meets East: The Foreign Experience of Japan
(1992). She died in Queensland in 1999.
In addition to the papers and manuscripts held in the Manuscript
Section, the Asian Studies Section of the National Library holds the Harold S.
Williams Collection of monographs and a number of pictorial works.
The Harold S. Williams Collection of monographs contains over 3,000
volumes; its particular strength is the history of foreigners and foreign
settlements in Japan. It includes directories, travel books and works on
Japanese foreign relations, foreign business houses, missions, foreign clubs
and societies, customs, fine arts, festivals, natural disasters, the army,
politics, economic conditions, local history, laws, education and many other
themes. It also contains books on other parts of East Asia, including China,
Hong Kong and Korea. In most cases in which Williams included both monographs
and manuscripts in the same folders the monographs have been removed. Such
items have then been added to the monograph collection.
The Williams Collection also contains 16 framed etchings by the Japanese
artist Hiroshi Kambara, an album of his original sketches and watercolours and
a published collection of his works. Kambaras pictures are of both
artistic and historical interest and thus complement the books and manuscripts
of the Williams Collection.
Series 1 Subject files
Series 2 Additional subject files
Series 3 Persons and firms
Series 4 Newspaper cuttings and notes
Series 5 Photographs
Series 6 Writings of Harold S. Williams
Series 7 Manuscripts, typescripts and articles by other authors
Series 8 Papers of Gertrude F. Williams
Series 9 Publications
Series 10 Cards, brochures, maps, plans and programs
Series 11 Indexes
Series 12 Personal and family documents
Series 13 Miscellaneous
Appendix 1 Williams published books
Photograph albums microfiche list
Series 1 Subject files
This series comprises the research files compiled by Harold Williams
from 1949 to 1987, which he called the green files. They contain
his research and writings on the foreign settlements of nineteenth-century
Japan, the history of foreign communities and their influence on, and
adaptation to, Japanese culture and society. The files include correspondence,
notes, references, press cuttings of his own articles and articles by other
writers, copies of typescripts of Williams published articles,
photographs and other miscellaneous material assembled in the course of his
research. These files are arranged alphabetically by the subject names given to
them by Harold Williams.
1 Adams, William (15641620)
First recorded English visitor to Japan.
Notes, references, press cuttings (195780) and a photograph of his
memorial at Gillingham, Kent (England).
2 S.S. Albion and other ships
The S.S. Albion sailed from Sydney to Yokohama in 1868. The
S.S. Haya Maro, a British ship used in the Japan coastal trade, and
the S.S. City of Yedo were wrecked in 1870.
Correspondence (197172), notes, articles, references, press
cuttings and two typescripts about the Haya Maro and the death of the
Rev. E.D. Cornes of the American Presbyterian Church; a typescript on the
coaching companies of Cobb & Co., Sutherland & Co. and William Rangan
& Co.; and a photograph of the wreck of the City of Yedo.
3 Amateur theatricals
Dramatic societies in the foreign settlements of Kobe, Yokohama, Tokyo
Correspondence, articles (195979), notes and references, including
notes and correspondence concerning performances of Cool as a
Cucumber and Ticket of Leave, the professional company
Bandmann Opera Co. and the American professor, Roy H. Smith.
4 American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Kansai Chapter)
Membership lists, 19721981.
5 Articles published in the journal of the American Chamber of
Commerce in Japan, 196580
There is a list inside the folder.
6 Asama-san and Karuizawa
The volcano, Mount Asama, and the summer resort, Karuizawa, near Tokyo.
Correspondence, press cuttings (195659), references, typescript
by W.B. Mason and article by W.P. Fegen on the history of the Mount Asama
References, notes and press cuttings (195678) relating to the
early history of Karuizawa, early baseball matches played there, missionary
activities and tourism.
Typescript, articles, photographs, press cuttings (196076) and
references relating to the introduction of baseball into Japan; typescript of
article on Ewell
William Slade (18951980).
8 Bavier, C.S. (18901977)
Resident of Kyoto.
Correspondence (196678), notes and annotated excerpts from C.S.
Baviers autobiographical manuscript.
9 Beato, Felix (fl.18651881)
Correspondence, notes, references
and press cuttings (195781) relating to Beato; two albums of his
photographs of Japanese views (18601870) presented to the British Embassy
and the Mayor of Yokohama by F.D. Burrows. There are lists of the photographs
in the albums.
Article, references, notes, correspondence, press cuttings
(196578) and a typescript relating to the development and history of the
beer industry and breweries in Japan, including Spring Valley Brewery Co.,
Japan Brewery Co., Kirin Brewery Co. and Dai Nippon Beer Co., with photographs.
Spring Valley Brewery was established by the American, William Copeland.
11 Black, J.R. (d. 1880)
Pioneer journalist in Japan.
Notes, references, genealogy, correspondence, press cuttings and
articles (196078) relating to the pioneer journalist and his descendants.
His son J.J. Black (Ishii Black) became a professional entertainer and
story-teller in Japan. Included are Ishii Blacks obituary, biographical
details, a typescript of a paper, press cuttings and photographs relating to
him. There are press cuttings and notes relating to J.R. Blacks English
language newspaper The Far East, vols 16 (18701878),
reprinted in Tokyo in 1966.
12 Boehringer, Carl H. (19031972)
American journalist, diplomat and collector of Japanese prints, maps
and other items relating to early American contacts with the Far East.
Notes, press cuttings, correspondence (196570) and articles by
13 Boy Scouts
Notes, correspondence, press cuttings and articles by Lewis Bush
(196281) relating to the Boy Scout movement in Japan and to a pioneer of
the movement, Clarence Griffen.
14 British Embassy, Legations, Consulates
Correspondence and press cuttings (196081), references, articles
and photographs concerning former British consuls and the history of legations
and consulates at Kobe, Nagasaki, Osaka, Tokyo (Yedo), Yokohama and
15 British naval officer Lakes grave on Hiro Island
Notes, press cuttings and a photograph taken in 1967 relating to a
British seaman from the surveying vessel HMS Sylvia, who was buried on
Hiro Island in 1868.
16 British troops in Japan during 1860s and 1890s
Letter, notes and references relating to the British Garrison troops in
17 British troops in Japan
Bound scrapbook with index, published lists (1865), press cuttings and
notes relating to British troops in Japan.
18 Broughton, Captain W.R., HMS Providence and Seaman Hans
Notes, press cuttings (195574), correspondence and photographs
relating to the visit of HMS Providence to Muroran in 1796.
19 Buddhism, Zen
Notes, press cuttings (195578) and articles relating to Buddhism,
cremation, funerals, burials, commercial aspects of Buddhism and foreigners who
have converted to Buddhism.
20 Burrows, Francis Dickeson (18831960)
English expatriate businessman.
Biographical notes, press cuttings (1961) and photographs of a memorial
service for Burrows in Yokohama.
21 Bush, Lewis (b. 1907)
English journalist and writer for the English language newspapers in
Japan; resident of Japan from before World War II.
Biographical notes, press cuttings and correspondence (195674).
22 Butterfield & Swire
British shipping firm operating in the Far East.
Notes, press cuttings, correspondence (195872) and pamphlets
relating to the firm, Butterfield & Swire, and the shipping line, P&O.
23 Chamberlain, Basil Hall (18501935)
English author and writer about Japan.
Notes, press cuttings and correspondence relating to Basil Chamberlain
and his book Things Japanese (1890), and to H.J. Griffiths, the lost
Chamberlain manuscript and the article by Williams, Things Japanese: The
Story Behind the Story.
24 Churches in Japan
Press cuttings (196381) and notes relating to Christ Church,
Yokohama; Union Church, Yokohama; Roman Catholic Church, Yokohama; Episcopal
Church, Tokyo; Churches in Osaka; and the Russian Orthodox Church. There is
also a typescript from Mrs Willis Hoekje on the establishment of the first
Protestant Church in Yokohama.
Notes, references, press cuttings (196272) and articles relating
to foreign dress, womens clothing, the kimono, Mother
Hubbards, formal Japanese dress, pants, modern fashions, student
uniforms, tailors, sea bathing, laundry of foreign clothing, fundoshi, hats,
wigs and boots.
26 Clubs in Kobe
Business cards, chronological table with notes (18681972),
correspondence and press cuttings (196081) relating to the After-Luncheon
Club, the Canoe and Dinghy Club, the Kobe India Club, the Masonic Club, the
Monday Club (with list of members 196263), the Kobe Lawn Tennis Club, the
Kobe Sailing Club, the Kobe Womens Club and the Kobe Yacht Club.
27Clubs in Yokohama
Articles, correspondence and press cuttings (195663) relating to
the Club Germania, the Yokohama Country and Athletic Club, the Yokohama Cricket
Club, the Yokohama United Club, the Yokohama Amateur Rowing Club, the
Womens Club and other clubs. There are two photographs of the Yokohama
28Columbia Society, George Washington Society
Notes, press cuttings (197176), invitations, photographs and
typescript relating to the Societies and the history of the George Washington
29 Cooper & Co.; Cooper Findlay & Co. Ltd; Findlays
Properties Ltd; Findlay Richardson & Co. Ltd
Business papers, references and photographs relating to the history of
these firms and one of their first directors, F. D. Burrows. There are also
notes on the Kobe Club in 1920.
30 Cowra Japanese POW Camp
Notes, typescripts, press cuttings, manuscript and typescript of
Williams diary (1944) and articles (196979), correspondence and
photographs relating to the mass escape of Japanese prisoners in 1944, the
Military Court of Inquiry, the Japanese War Cemetery at Cowra, NSW and the
establishment of the Japanese Garden in 1975. There are also notes on the riot
at the Featherstone Japanese POW camp in New Zealand in the early years of
World War II.
31 Currency, Exchange rates, Gold, the Mint, Osaka, Silver, Yen
Notes, press cuttings (196280), typescript and articles relating
to the history of currency in Japan.
Notes, references, articles, correspondence and press cuttings
(196175) relating to the myth No dogs or Chinese in Shanghai,
the canine beachcomber of Nagasaki, the legend of the canine Hachiko and the
monument at Shibuya.
33 The drowning of Rear Admiral Bell
Correspondence and notes (195776) relating to the drowning outside
Osaka on 11 January 1868 of Rear Admiral Henry H. Bell and ten United States
seamen; photographs of tombstones and memorials and a typescript of the story
of the drowning are included.
34 The Dutch in Deshima and Hirado
Notes and press cuttings (195374) relating to early Dutch and
German settlers at Deshima, Nagasaki and the port of Hirado, and to the
Netherlands Trading Society and the Dutch East India Company; also notes and
photographs of anchor stones for Dutch vessels. There are references to J. Cock
Blomhoff and family, M. Donker Curtius, Hendrik Doeff, Engelbert Kaempfer, Dr
Philipp Franz von Siebold and Isaac Titsingh.
Press cuttings (195476), notes and references relating to Emperor
Hirohitos visit to the United States in 1975, the history of Japanese
customs and attitudes to the Emperor and anecdotes about the life of the
Emperor and the Emperors role in the Japanese surrender in 1945. There
are references and press cuttings on the Emperors Meiji and Komai and Crown
Prince Akihito, and on the history of performances of The Mikado in
36 The English Mission School; St. Michaels International
School; F.B. Walker
St. Michaels International School in Kobe was formerly called the
English Mission School. F.B. Walker was master and headmaster from 1903 to 1941
and again after 1950.
Correspondence and press cuttings (196781), pamphlets, invitations
and references on the history of St. Michaels International School, Kobe
and F.B. Walker (18781978).
37 Fauchery, Antoine (18271861)
Photographs, typescript, article, correspondence and press cuttings
(196173) relating to Fauchery, the circumstances of his death in Yokohama
and the location of his grave.
38 Fenollosa, Ernest F.; William S Bigelow; James
Bostonian expatriates who lived in Japan.
Correspondence, press cuttings (197478), articles, index of
selected letters of Bigelow referring to Japan, photographs (1974) and
typescript of article relating to the Americans Dr William Sturgis Bigelow
(18501926), Ernest F. Fenollosa (d.1908), Dr Edward S. Morse (d. 1926)
and James Haughton Woods (18441935). There are notes on the Homyo-in
Buddhist Monastery at Otsu.
39 Foreigners in Japan and Shanghai, 194045
Typescript copies of letters from C. Blyth and press cuttings
(194143) relating to the life of foreigners in Japan before and during
World War II.
40 Frazar & Co., Sale & Frazar Ltd, Sale
Tilney (Japan) Ltd
Import-export firm established in Yokohama in 1878.
Correspondence (197276), notes, references, advertising leaflets
and photographs on the history of these firms.
41 The history of Sale Tilney (Japan) Ltd
A published limited edition copy of this book by M.J. Piper (1975).
Correspondence, press cuttings (196478), photographs, pamphlets,
notes and certificates relating to the establishment and history of freemasonry
in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagasaki. Reference is made to the first Japanese
to have embraced Freemasonry, Professor Amane Nishi. Included is a photocopied
typescript of The History of Rising Sun Lodge 1401 EC Kobe Japan by
43 Fuji San
Press cuttings (194281), notes, pamphlets and references relating
to the history of the climbing of Mount Fuji.
44 Fujiya Hotel , Miyanoshita
Opened in 1878.
Notes, references, press cuttings (195869) and pamphlets.
45 Gaijin and Furyo GaijinForeigners in Japan
Notes, press cuttings (195780) and typescript relating to
foreigners in Japan and the use of the word Gaijin as a derogatory
Notes, article, correspondence and press cuttings (195681)
relating to the the romance and marriage of the Japanese geisha, Morgan O-Yuki,
to the American, George Denison Morgan (cousin of John Pierpont Morgan), and to
the Japanese musical plays The Geisha and Morgan
47 German community
Notes, references, typescript, correspondence and press cuttings
(196181) relating to the history of the German Consulate in Kobe, early
German residents including Arthur Greppi, the German Club (Club Concordia), the
Union Club, the German School in Kobe and the German community in Japan
See also Folio 61
48 The Glover familyGlover & Co.
Pamphlets, notes, portrait photograph, correspondence, press cuttings
(1961 79) and copy of Japanese document concerning Thomas Blake Glover
(18381911), the Takashima Coal Mine, Glover & Co. and the Glover
House in Nagasaki.
49 The Good (?) old days
Typescripts, press cuttings (196277) and notes on trade and living
conditions in Japan during a century of change.
50 Griffiths, Harry John (18821944)
Resident of Kobe, collector and scholar of Japanese history.
Inventory of Griffiths lost collection, internee documents and
documents concerning his estate and war claims compensation.
51 Griffiths, Harry John
Scrapbook containing correspondence and press cuttings (195773),
notes, articles, photographs and postcards.
Press cuttings (1861, 195780), notes, correspondence and
typescript relating to the port city of Hakodate, the Hakodate Foreign Cemetery
and the murder in 1874 of Ludwig Haber, the first German consul to Hokkaido.
There are also research notes on Christopher Pemberton Hodgson (18211865)
forwarded to the editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
53 Heco, Joseph (18371897)
Author and publisher of Japans first newspaper, Kaigai
Shimbun, and the first Japanese to become a citizen of the United States.
Correspondence and press cuttings (196077), notes and articles in
English and Japanese.
54 The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking
Notes, references, correspondence and press cuttings (195979)
relating to the history of the Corporation. Drawings of the bank by the artist
C.B. Bernard are also included.
55 Horse racing
Press cuttings (196069) and letter (1975) relating to the history
of horse racing in Nagasaki, Osaka and Yedo (Tokyo), the Hiogo and Osaka Race
Club, the Nippon Race Club and horses.
Press cuttings (195970), notes, references and photographs
(1870s) relating to Foxhunting and game and bird hunting.
57 Ijin-kan and Meiji-mura
Notes, references and press cuttings (1960s70s) relating to
Japanese architecture and the Meiji village.
58 Ijin-kan and Meiji-mura
Japanese language journals, press cuttings (1960s1970s), notes,
references, photographs and illustrations relating to Japanese architecture and
the Meiji village.
59 Imperial Hotel, Tokyo and Frank Lloyd Wright
Press cuttings (195876), articles and references relating to the
Imperial Hotel and its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
60 The International Committee of Kansai
Correspondence and press cuttings (197177), notes, references and
typescripts of an article and speech relating to the history of the Committee.
61 The International Relief Committee
Press cuttings (194777) and reports relating to the International
Relief Committee of Kansai.
62 International Town Meeting, Kobe
Correspondence, press cuttings (1976) and a program of the International
Town Meeting held in Kobe in 1976 as a feature of the United States
63 Iwasaki and the Yeppoon acquisition of land
Yohachiro Iwasaki, Japanese businessman in Australia.
Press cuttings (197880), notes and typescript relating to the
proposed tourist development in Yeppoon, Queensland.
64 James, David Henry (18811970)
Elder brother of Ernest W. James and resident of Japan.
Correspondence (1970), typescript of speech (1958), extracts of letters,
copy of newspaper report, photographs and press cuttings (19101925).
65 James, Ernest William (18891952)
Founder of the James Estate, a housing estate, at Shioya.
Correspondence, press cuttings (196176), notes and legal documents
relating to the Estate and Harold Williams actions as Trustee.
66 Jap and other contractions
Notes, press cuttings (194579) and typescripts relating to the
use of the abbreviation Jap.
67 JapanAustralia trade
Notes, references, press cuttings, correspondence and typescript
relating to the early history of trade between Japan and Australia. The
commodities included camels, coal, Japanese swords and rifles, meat, silk, tea
68 Japanese prostitutes in Australia
Press cutting and typescript of Karayuki-san: The Japanese
Prostitutes in Australia 18871916 by D.C.S. Sissons (1976).
69 Japanese visitors to places abroad
Notes, references, typescript and press cuttings (195377) relating
to the first Japanese citizens to travel outside Japan, Japanese tourists,
businessmen and residents abroad.
70 Jardine Matheson & Co. and the Keswicks
William Keswick established a branch of the firm, Jardine Matheson
& Co., the first major British trading company in Yokohama, in 1859.
Correspondence, press cuttings, typescript (195875), notes and
references relating to the history of the firm and its beginnings in Yokohama.
71 Jewish community in Japan and China
Correspondence, copies of two journals (195758), press cuttings
and photocopies of articles by others (197480) relating mainly to the
Jewish community in Japan. There are separate sub-files on Kobe, Nagasaki and
72 Journal of Father Pierre Mounicou, 18561864
Catholic priest (d. 1871) who was in Yokohama, Nagasaki and Kobe from
Copy of the journal written in French with a typescript of the
translation of part of the journal from 1860 to 1864. There is an index to
individuals mentioned in the translation.
73 Kagoshima bombardment August 15, 1863; Shimonoseki Naval
AngloJapanese naval battle fought in Kagoshima Bay, Kyushu and
European naval bombardment at Shimonoseki
Press cuttings, references and copies of articles (196675).
74 Kawakami Otojiro (18641911), Sada Yacco
Japanese actors and their troupe who performed in Japan, America and
Notes, references, typescript (1966) and photographs.
75Kimigayo (national anthem), Bandmaster J.W. Fenton,
Press cuttings and correspondence (195876) relating to the
Japanese national anthem Kimigayo, its origins and composers, and to
the bandmaster J.W. Fenton, who arrived in Japan in the 1860s, and the composer
and musician Franz Eckert.
76 Kirby Family photographs
77 Edward Charles Kirby, Alfred Kirby, Japanese Imperial Naval Yard
78 W. Lackies papers and notes relating to his research into
the Kirby Family
79 Edward Charles Kirby, Alfred Kirby
Edward Charles Kirby and Alfred Kirby were the founders of the Kobe
Engineering and Ship Building Works, formerly the Kobe Iron Works Co.
Folders 7679 contain three notebooks of Alfred Kirby, ten Cabinet
prints of Kirby family members, correspondence, legal documents and the
typescript of Williams Shades of the Past article The
Englishman Who Built a Shipyard and Japanese Warships in Kobe. Included
are the research notes and letters of William Lackie.
80 Kobe Chronicle, Japan Chronicle
Photographs, press cuttings, notes and extracts from letters
(196279) regarding the history of the Kobe Chronicle and the
Japan Chronicle and the editor Robert Young and other editors.
81 Kobe Churches, Kobe Mission to Seamen
Press cuttings, pamphlets, correspondence (1956, 196180),
typescripts of articles by Williams on the churches and Christianity in Kobe
and a typescript (1977) by Mioko Kadota, My Memories During December 8,
1941 and 1945. There are also notes, references and press cuttings
relating to the history of the organization The Mission to Seamen
82 Kobe Womens Club and Saturday Morning Club
Notes, press cuttings, photographs and pamphlets (197486) with a
1952 press cutting.
83 Kobe Clubs
Notes, references, business papers, photographs and press cuttings
relating to the Kobe Club and other clubs in Kobe.
84 Kobe foreign cemeteries
Notes, references, press cuttings, copy of Williams article and a
Japanese translation, pamphlets and photographs (195377) on the foreign
cemeteries of Kobe.
85 Kobe foreign international schools
Notes, references, correspondence and press cuttings (196479).
86 Kobe International Hospital
Correspondence, press cuttings, brochures and photographs
87 Kobe newspapers and journals
Hiogo News, Hiogo and Osaka Herald, Japan
Chronicle, Kackling Kagmag, Kobe Advertiser and Shipping
News, Kobe Chronicle, Kobe Daily News, Kobe
Herald, Nippon Standard.
Notes, press cuttings and references to locations of holdings of Kobe
newspapers, including two sample issues from 1931.
88 Lackie, William (19021978)
Scottish expatriate resident in Japan from 1926 to 1942 and 1950 to
Correspondence with Williams (196478).
89 Lady Washington (ship)
American trading ship which arrived in Oshima, Kushimoto on 6 May 1791.
Typescript and press cuttings (1972) relating to the 1791 visit and the
United States Japan Amity Memorial Hall built in its memory at
Kushimoto. Included are two pamphlets in Japanese on Kushimoto.
90 Lafcadio Hearn (18501904)
Greek expatriate author and journalist
Press cuttings and typescripts of articles by Williams with listing
Extract of letter, press cuttings (196380), notes and references
relating to the history of lighthouses in Japan, and to lighthouse-keeper
Joseph Dick (1842 1914) and lighthouse-builder Richard Henry Brunton, who
worked in Japan from 1868 to 1877.
Tourist guides and brochures, press cuttings and typescripts of articles
and talks (195981).
93 MacDonald, Ranald (18241894)
First American teacher in Japan.
References, notes, photographs, map and correspondence (195967).
94 Madame Butterfly and the Madame Butterfly House at
Press cuttings, typescript, notes and references (195562, 1980).
95 Missionary work in Japan
Notes, references, press cuttings and a photograph with individual
references to Guido F. Verbeck (b. 1830), James Hepburn (18151911) and
W.E. Griffis, an author and missionary who arrived in Yokohama in 1870.
96 Morrison, George Ernest (18621920)
Australian-born journalist, doctor and traveler.
Notes, press cuttings, articles and correspondence with Cyril Pearl, D.
MacFarlane, W.A. Morrison, Lo Hui-min and C. P. Fitzgerald (196370).
97 Murdoch, James (18561921)
ScottishAustralian historian, classical scholar and orientalist.
Copies of 1888 press cuttings, press cuttings of articles by Murdoch,
notes and references.
Correspondence, typescript, press cuttings, notes and references
(196466) relating to the Dutch residents of Nagasaki, James Rhynhoud
(18161870) and Gustav Wilckens (d. 1869), and to their gravestones in the
Dutch cemetery at Inasa at Nagasaki.
Press cuttings, correspondence, notes and references (195481)
relating to the introduction of Christianity to Japan and its history.
100 Oriental Hotel, Kobe from 1870
Press cuttings, typescript (1968), notes, references, postcards and
photographs (1908, 1930s and 1945).
101 Patton, Emily Sophia (18311912)
Author and teacher of music, singing and dancing, who went to Japan in
Typescript, notes, references, correspondence, photocopies and
photographs (1964, 1974).
Notes, press cuttings, correspondence and article (195781)
relating to the history of photography in Japan. There is also a copy of
Williams index to the photographic albums.
103 Poole, Otis Manchester (18801978)
American author, one-time resident of Yokohama.
Correspondence with Williams (196480).
Notes, press cuttings, typescripts, correspondence and photographs
(1956 80) relating to the history of prostitution and Japanese
105 Protestant Christianity
Press cuttings, articles and notes (195765) relating to the
Episcopal Church at Nagasaki, the Protestant centenary in 1959 and the history
of Christian schools.
106 Richardson affair (Namamugi incident) 1862
Notes, press cuttings, correspondence, article and photographs
(196280) relating to the murder of Charles Lennox Richardson near the
village of Namamugi.
Notes, references and press cuttings (1964, 1980) relating to the
history of rickshaws.
108 The Ringers of Japan and the Ringer House
Frederick Ringer (18381907) came to Nagasaki in 1864 and with R.
Holmeestablished the trading firm, Holme Ringer & Co.
Typescript, notes, press cuttings, family tree and correspondence
relating to Frederick Ringer and his family, and to Williams publication
The Story of Holme Ringer & Co. Ltd in Western Japan 18681968
109 Rokko-San and the Kobe Golf Club
Notes, references, press cuttings, correspondence and typescript of
lecture (195978) relating to Mount Rokko, golf in Japan, the Kobe Golf
Club and the Kobe Walking Society.
110 St. Georges Church, Shioya
Church of England church established 1950, closed 1977.
Notes, references, correspondence, press cuttings and photographs
(195181) relating to the Church, its closure and the transfer of the
altar ornaments to the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas at Newcastle-upon-Tyne
111The Sakai massacre 8 March 1868
Press cuttings, correspondence and notes (1965, 1971) relating to the
massacre of eleven French sailors at Sakai in 1868.
112 Satow, Sir Ernest M. (18431929)
British diplomat and author.
Correspondence (1981), press cuttings and notes (1962).
113 Shinto; Yasukuni shrine; Ise shrines
Correspondence, notes and press cuttings (196275) relating to
Shinto shrines, including the Yasukuni shrine, the Ise shrines and the shrine
of the Universe.
Press cuttings, correspondence, notes, references, typescripts and
articles (195381) relating to the history of Shioya, the Shioya Country
Club, St. Georges Church of Shioya, rentals and the James Estate and its
115 Shioya Country Club
Press cuttings, correspondence, notes, references, typescript and
article (1934 81) relating to the history of the Shioya Country Club.
Included are the Articles of Association of the Club.
116 Slade, Ewell W. (18951980) and Dr Harold Slade
Ewell W. Slade was a Japanese-born American resident of Shioya from 1916
until about 1940. His father was an American expatriate doctor, dentist and
missionary in Japan.
Correspondence with E.W. Slade and Samuel Sokobin (195580); notes,
typescript and obituaries (1980) for Ewell Slade.
117 Sokobin, Samuel
American diplomat and scholar and last United States Consul-General in
Kobe prior to 1941.
Correspondence with Sokobin (195781). There is also one item on
J.O.P. Bland, British author and journalist, and a file containing Christmas
cards, with accompanying essays, from Sokobin.
118 Solomon, Stuart (Y. Hoshino) (18571907)
Irish resident of Yokohama and proprietor of the Shoji Hotel; he was
also known as Harry Solomon and Y. Hoshino.
Press cuttings (1895), notes, correspondence (196769), typescripts
and photographs relating to Solomon and his partner Herbert William Brockbank
119 Sorge, Richard (18851944)
Russian spy of German nationality in Japan.
Notes, press cuttings (196580) and photographs of his grave.
Included is a copy of the book The man with three faces by Hans-Otto
12021 Steam vessels sold or reportedly sold to Japan to 1870
Listings, notes and photographs compiled by T.M. Milne (196364).
122 Suma, Ichinotani, Tarumi, Maiko, Akashi
Places in and around Kobe.
Typescript and press cuttings (1964, 197475).
123 Suttor, John Bligh (18591925)
New South Wales Government Commercial Commissioner in the East
Typescript, correspondence (197577) and photographs of his grave
in the Shuhogahra Foreign Cemetery in Kobe.
124 The Takasuka family in Australia
Typescript of An Immigrant Family by D.C.S. Sissons (1977);
notes and reprint of an article in Hemisphere relating to Jo Takasuka,
a Japanese migrant to Australia in 1905, and his family.
12526 J.L. Thompson & Co. Ltd
Retail store, bookshop and book publishing firm.
Photographs and reproductions of the firm (1878, 1919, 1930 and 1959);
notes from nineteenth-century directories, correspondence (196674) and
press cuttings relating to the firm and foreign pharmacies in Japan. There are
lists of books published by J.L. Thompson Ltd and legal documents with
127 Tor Hotel, Kobe; other hotels in Kobe
Press cuttings, notes and nineteenth-century references relating to the
early history of the Tor Hotel and other hotels in Kobe. The hotels listed are
the Tor, the New Port, the Koshien, the Lyman, the Sandborn, the Hiogo, the
Mikado (Jiutei), the Belle Vue, the Hotel des Colonies and the Globe.
Press cuttings, notes, references, typescript and published articles
(195776) relating to commercial relations between Japan and Britain (from
1599) and Japan and the United States. There is specific material on trade with
Kobe, Nagasaki and Yokohama.
129 Tsukiji (Tokyo foreign settlement) and Tokyo Union Church
Press cuttings, notes, references, typescripts, publications and
correspondence with G. L. Snodgrass (196566), a former resident of Tokyo,
relating to the history of the Tokyo Foreign Settlement.
130 United States Embassy, legation and consulates in Japan
Press cuttings, notes, references and correspondence (196081)
relating to the history of the Embassy from 1859 to 1976. There are also
typescripts of profiles of American ambassadors (1966), United States consular
officers and consulates at Hakodate, Kobe, Nagasaki, Osaka and Yokohama.
131 Unzen (Shimabara)
Summer resort near Nagasaki.
Press cuttings, notes and references (1960s, 198081).
132 Van Reed, Eugene (18351873)
American consulate clerk, consul at Hawaii and resident of Japan from
1859 to 1872.
Correspondence, press cuttings (1956, 1968), notes and references about
Van Reed, his role in the Japanese emigration to Hawaii, the visit of King
Kalakaua of Hawaii to Japan in 1881 and the S.S. Scioto, the first
steamer to take emigrants from Japan to Hawaii.
133 Walsh Hall & Co.; Thomas Walsh, John Walsh; Kobe Paper Mill
Formerly Walsh & Co., founded in 1868 in Kobe by the Walsh
Notes, references, correspondence and articles (195776) relating
to the history of the firm and the development of the paper-making industry in
134 Wenceslau de Moraes (18541929)
Portuguese diplomat and author who settled in Japan in 1889.
Press cuttings, notes, references and photographs (195581).
135 Whaler Lady Rowena; the Ladoga; the brig Cyprus
Press cuttings, notes and correspondence (196881) relating to the
history of whaling in Japanese waters. Included is a reprint of A Sydney
Whaler 182932: The Reminiscences of James Heberley in the
Journal of Pacific History, vol. 10 (1975).
136 Wirgman, Charles (18321891)
English journalist, artist and cartoonist that arrived in Nagasaki in
Press cuttings, notes, references, correspondence and typescripts
(196878). There are photographs of Wirgmans cartoons from the
Japan Punch and sketches published in the Illustrated London
137 Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery
Photographs of graves (1968), press cuttings and correspondence
(195880) relating to the history of the cemetery from 1853.
138 Van Zandt, Howard, F.
American resident of Japan from about 1945 to 1972. Author of
Random Thoughtsarticles on Things Japanese
published in the monthly issues of Kokusai Denshin Denwa from 1966 to
Press cuttings, correspondence, notes and reviews of his book New
Japanese and Americans (1971); press cuttings (1980) relating
to the scandal of Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co. (KDD).
Series 2 Additional Subject Files
This series contains additional subject files, most of which were
originally in spring-back folders with a few in scrapbook form. Like Series 1,
the files include copies of typescripts of Williams published articles,
correspondence, notes, references, press cuttings of his own and other
peoples articles, photographs and other miscellaneous material assembled
in the course of his research from 1949 to 1987. These files are arranged
alphabetically by the names given to them by Harold Williams.
Folder / Piece
1 Ailion Family.
Correspondence, press cuttings (196082) and photographs
(including a portrait of Isaac Ailion) relating to the Ailion Family, Isaac
Ailion and amateur dramatics in Kobe in 1894.
26 Asiatic Society of Japan
Copies of the Bulletin of the Society (197183) including
notes and press cuttings, with indexes to the journal from 1971 to 1980.
710 AustraliaJapan relations
Press cuttings (186768), notes and articles (196178)
concerning the history of AustraliaJapan relations and specific
individual events and subjects including immigration, the 1964 Olympics and the
development of the AustraliaJapan Society.
11 Australian Pavilion at the 1970 EXPO in Japan
Press cuttings and notes.
Press cuttings, notes, typescripts and photographs (196180)
relating to the history of cemeteries in Japan and individual graves of foreign
residents and foreigners. Folder 16 contains copies of the typescripts The
Foreign Cemeteries of Kobe and Osaka and The Forgotten Grave
by Williams, with accompanying correspondence, notes and cuttings relating to
the story of Antoine Pierre Van der Aa, a Belgian who died in 1870 and was the
first foreigner to be buried in Osaka.
17 Cemeteries of Nagasaki
Correspondence, notes, press cuttings (195778) and lists of
graves in the foreign cemeteries.
1820 Cobb & Co.; United Yeomen for Sutherland Coaching
Companies in Japan; Sutherland stamps
Correspondence, journal extracts, press cuttings and stamp bulletins
relating to the history of the Sutherland Coaching Company and early transport
in Japan. There is material relating to the origin of rare Sutherland stamps.
21 Cornes, Frederick (b. 1837)
English silk expert who founded the firm of Aspinall, Cornes and Co. in
Scrapbook compiled after 1981 containing photographs, notes,
typescripts, photocopies and press cuttings (190936) relating to
Frederick Cornes and the company he founded.
22 European intercourse with Japan; JapanNetherlands relations
Notes and press cuttings (18981981) relating to the history of
EuropeJapan relations, in particular the relations between the
Netherlands and Japan.
2326 Food, drinks and menus
Notes, press cuttings and articles relating to the influence of European
culture on Japanese food from the 1860s. Subjects include food, drinks, menus,
banquets, bars and restaurants, food prices, housekeeping, sake, tea and beef.
27 Foreign cemeteries in Osaka
Scrapbook containing correspondence, minutes, photographs
(195078), press cuttings, notes and a printed copy of The Foreign
Cemeteries of Kobe and Osaka (Folio 1).
2830 Foreigners in Japan
Scrapbooks of press cuttings on contemporary foreigners living or
visiting Japan: vol. 1 (196871), vol. 2 (197173), vol. 3
31 Townsend Harris (18041878) and Okichi-San
Townsend Harris was the first United States Consul General to Japan from
1856 to 1862. Okichi-San was the alleged Japanese mistress of Harris. Scrapbook
with index containing notes, press cuttings, correspondence and journal
extracts (1860, 1936, 195373) relating to Harris and the story of Okichi-
San (Folio 2).
3233 Holme Ringer & Co.
Notes, press cuttings (196876) and correspondence (1980) relating
to the company, which was established in Nagasaki in 1868, and to writing the
book, The Story of Holme Ringer & Co. Ltd in Western Japan
34 Japanese midget submarine raid on Sydney Harbor May 1942
Typescript and press cuttings (1968) relating to the visit to Australia
of the mother of a crewmember.
3536 Japanese United States relations from 1853; the
first foreign envoy to the United States in 1860
Notes and press cuttings (1960, 1980) relating to voyage of the
Kanrin Maru and the first Japanese diplomatic mission in the United
37 Japan United States Amity and Trade Centennial (May 1960)
Press cuttings and journal articles relating to the centenary and
history of the first Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States (Folio
38 Kagoshima bombardment 15 August 1863; Shimonoseki Naval Operation
186364; ChinoJapanese war; RussoJapanese war
Press cuttings from the Illustrated London News (1863),
photographs and postcards assembled in a scrapbook in 1964 (Folio 4).
Kobea book of illustrations published by the Kobe City
Office and an illustrated pamphlet on Kobe, both containing Williams
annotations of interesting photographs (1980).
Notes, typescripts of articles and speeches, references, press cuttings
and correspondence (195381) relating to the history of Kobe, indexed
alphabetically by subject.
44 Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club
Correspondence (1971) concerning the publication of Williams book
The Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club: The First Hundred Years.
45 Kobe Club
Documents, notes and cards relating to the Club. They include a
typescript of a chronological table (18681972) of the history and origin
of the Kobe Club with references to Japanese English language newspapers.
4647 Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club
Two scrapbooks of programs, reports, notes, press cuttings, documents,
photographs and correspondence (191171) (Folios 56).
48 Kobe Regatta and Athletic Clubreports etc.
Copies of the pamphlet The Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club
18701927, published in 1927; articles of association and notes
49 Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club
Album containing copies of reports, press cuttings, photographs,
typescripts and contract documents (192583).
Notes, references and press cuttings (195973) relating to the
history of Kyoto.
Notes, references, press cuttings, correspondence and population
53 Nagasaki: List of foreign Hongs and residents at Nagasaki in 1867
Notes, press cuttings with reproductions of nineteenth-century
photographs of Osaka, typescript of lecture, articles and Japanese language
journal (195779) relating to the history and foreign communities of
Osaka. Included is a nineteenth-century press cutting. Folder 54 contains a
list of the main subjects of the file.
5759 The press: the foreign press in Japan
Press cuttings, notes and correspondence (1941, 195760) relating
to the history of English language newspapers and journals in Japan. Notes and
typescript drafts of articles by Williams on newspapers in Japan are included
in Folder 49. There is a name index to the newspapers and journals.
60 Shanghai and Macao
Scrapbook of press cuttings, journal
articles, photographs and postcards relating to Shanghai and Macao in
the 1950s and 1960s, and to China in the 1980s.
6162 Shipping companies
American President Line
Kiodo Unyu Kaisha
NDL (North German Line)
NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha)
P&O (Peninsular and Oriental),
Mackinnon Mackenzie & Co.
Pacific Mail Steamship Co.
Royal Interocean Lines
Teikoku Senpaku KK
Notes, references, press cuttings, correspondence and excerpts from
letters and journals (1859, 195477) relating to the history of the
6366 Ships and shipping
Press cuttings, correspondence (195480), notes and references
relating to individual ships that were part of the history of shipping in
Japan, including early British ships and vessels on the Pacific run; there are
photographs of the Chusan, the Delta and the
Massilia. A list of the ships mentioned appears at the front of Folder
67 Teachersforeign teachers in Japan
Scrapbook with name index containing press cuttings of articles on the
history of foreign teachers in Japan by Sir Vere Redman in the Asahi
Evening News from 1964 to 1966. Press cuttings and extracts from journals
of articles by others (196578) are also included.
6870 Tokyo (Yedo)
Notes and references from nineteenth-century newspapers, and press
cuttings, correspondence and articles (195076) relating to the influence
of western customs and society and the history of Tokyo in the context of the
foreign settlements. Comparisons with the Japan of the 1960s to the 1980s are
sometimes included in press cuttings. There are two pamphlets; one an
illustrated tourist pamphlet relating to the 1964 Olympic Games, entitled
Tokyo Invites, published by the Organizing Committee for the Games of
the Eighteenth Olympiad; the other a pamphlet in Japanese and English entitled
Oriental Goddess (197475), by Japanese businesswoman Mama
71 Where They Now Rest Peacefully
Series in the Mainichi Daily News (196768).
Scrapbook of press cuttings of biographical details and locations of
tombs of noted Japanese as published in the series Where They Now Rest
Peacefully. A listing is at the front of the file.
72 White Australia
Press cuttings from Australian newspapers (195361) and typescript
of a speech by the Australian politician, Arthur Calwell.
73 Willis, William
The first British doctor in Japan, who arrived c.1862 as medical
officer for the British Legation.
Correspondence, photocopies from Japanese microfilm (198283) and a
typescript of a speech by Sir Hugh Cortazzi in 1983.
Postcards, press cuttings (195868), notes and references relating
to Yokohamas history and foreign influence. Included is a copy of
Kanagawa Community News, Japan vol. 15, (Nov. 1968), with an article
relating to various phases of Yokohama settlement. There is also a typescript
of a paper on the hospitals of Yokohama by D. Malcolm Edwards. A subject index
to the file is in folder 74 (af) and folder 77 (gz).
Typescript (1968) and press cuttings (1982) collected by Williams to
add to his collection. The subjects are: DutchDeshima, H.J. Griffiths,
the Kirby Case, Jardine Matheson, Nagasaki cemeteries, Commodore Perry,
Professor F. Starr and Japan United States trade relations.
81 Miscellaneous: nineteenth-century Japan
Published articles on life in nineteenth-century Japan, including
references to John Reddie Black and the Australian, Alfred H. Prince.
Press cuttings, photographs and typescript relating to the Japanese
Love hotels at Shioya.
Series 3 Persons and firms
Originally in twenty spring-back folders, this series contains notes,
references, press cuttings, correspondence and occasional photographs
(19461980) arranged alphabetically by the name of the person or firm
associated with Japan. Folders 62 to 65 contain research on Australian firms in
Japan and Australians with a connection to Japan. Williams titles have
1 Abegg-Gubser, Lily
2 Akutagawa, R.
Alexander, W. (W.A. Finnin)
Allardyce, R.M., Dr
Alt, W.J. (Alt & Co.)
American Trading Co.
Angst, Harry C.
Archer, T. & Archer, Wm.
Argall, Phyllis (C.B.K. Argall)
Arnold, Sir Edwin
3 Ascherson, W., Dr
Ashton, F.T. Watkins, G.
Kansai Asiatic Society of Japan
Arthur & Bond, Yokohama
Babcock, Winnifred Eaton
Baelz, E., Dr
Bailey, M. Buckworth, Rev.
Baldwin, G.W., Major
Bandmann Opera Co.
Barbe, J.M. Gabriel
Basil, Bishop of Kobe
Batchelor, John, Dr
Batchelder, J.M., Capt.
Baty, Thomas, Dr
4 Beard, James
Beasley, W.G., Prof.
Beck, Adam, Mrs
Belgium Embassy Consulate
Bell, Eric S.
Berigny, Th. de (Berigny & Co.)
Berry, Reginald G.
5 Bickart (Rene and Denise)
Biddle, James, Commodore
Bird, Isabella L.
Birnie, C.M. (The Birnie Family)
Black Eyed Susan
Blake, George C.
Blakiston Marr & Co.
6 Blyth, R.H.
Blum, Paul C.
Bodley, R.V.C. Major
Boehringer, Carl E.
Bond of Arthur & Bond
7 Bose, Subhas Chandra
Bowden, Vivien Rothwell
Boxer, C.R., Prof.
Boxer, C.R., Mrs (Emily Hahn)
Box of Curios
Boyer, A.G., Dr
Brett, M., Mrs
Brinkley, F., Capt.
8 British Association
Britton, D. Guyver, Miss
Brockbank, Herbert William
Brooke, John M., Capt.
Broughton, W.R., Capt. (HMS Providence)
Brown, S.R., Dr
Browne & Co.
Browne, H. St. John
Bryan, Samuel M.
Butterfield & Swire
9 Cahusac, B.
A. Cameron & Co.
Capron, Horace, General
Carroll, James D.
Cary, Otis, Prof.
10 Casal, U.A.
Casson, E.W., Rev.
Charlie Prop (Hinkelman)
Chartered Bank, Kobe
Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London & China
China & Japan Steam Navigation Co.
China & Japan Trading Co.
Christine and Irene (madams)
11 Clancy, R.E.
Clark, Cyrus A.
Clark, E. Warren
Clark, W.S., Dr
Clarke, E.B., Prof.
Clifford Wilkinson Tansan
Cobb & Co.
12 Cocking, Samuel
Cook, Harold J.
Thos Cook & Son
Cooper & Co.
Cooper Findlay & Co.
Cornes & Co.
Cornes, E.D., Rev.
Crawcour, E. Sydney, Prof.
13 Costa, Mario Da
Daerr, Hans Joachim
Daerr, Anne Alexa
Daimaru Department Store
Dare, George M.
Date, M. (Hyogo Police H.Q.)
Davis, T.P. (National City Bank)
De Ath, A.
De Becker, J.E., Dr (Kobayashi Beika)
De Becker, E.V.A.
De Benneville, J.S.
De Garis, Frederick
De Roos, W.H.
Dankirche, Dankutci, Dan Kenkichi
14 Denkichi (interpreter)
Denig, Robert M.
Dening, Sir Esler
Dodwell & Co. Ltd
Doshisha UniversityAmherst House, Kyoto
Doucherty and Reed (schooner Caroline E. Foote)
Dutch East India Co.
15 Earhart, Amelia
Edinburgh, Alfred, Duke of
Edwards, D. Malcolm
16 English East India Company at Hirado
Fearon Low & Co.
Fenollosa, Ernest F.
Fenton, John William
Figgess, Sir John
Findlay Richardson & Co.
Finnin, William A. (W. Alexander)
17 First National City Bank
Fisher, G.S., United States Consul General
Fleisher, B.W. (Wilfrid Fleisher)
Fox, Grace E.
Frame, United States Marshal
Frank, Paul, General
Frazar & Co.
Fraser, Hugh, Mrs
18 Gadelius & Co. Ltd
General Motors, Osaka
General Silk Importing Co. (George C. Blake)
Royal Society of St. George
Gese, A. Dr
Gilbert and Sullivan (The Mikado)
Gill (Australian businessman)
Girard (The G.I. of the Girard Case)
19 Glover & Co.
Glover, Thomas Blake
Glover, Alfred Berry
Gordon, G.A., Mrs
Grant, Ulysses, General
Graver, Sir Hubert A.
20 Gray, W.M., Major
Greenwood, V., Mrs
Gribble, H. (H. Gribble & Co.)
Griffis, William E.
Griffiths, A.E., Miss
Grove, S.K., Lt. Commander
21 Haber, Ludwig
Hann, Emily (Mrs Boxer)
Hail, J.B. (Rev. A.D. Hail)
Hall, John W.
Happer, John S.
Hatch, Arthur, Rev.
Hauchecorne, Jean Pierre
Hawes, A.G.S., Lieut.
22 Heard & Co.
Henry, Prince of Prussia
Hinkelman (Charlie Prop)
Hirano Mineral Water
Hoare, J.E., Dr.
Hodgson, C. Pemberton
Hobson (British Embassy)
Hoekje, Annie Hail, Mrs
23 Hokusai Katsushika
Holme Ringer & Co.
Holland Ni-ban, Yokohama
Hongkong & Shanghai Bank
Hornby, Robert Sidney
Houghton, William A.
Hughes, Henry, Mr and Mrs
C. Illies & Co.
Ing, John, Rev.
Ion, A. Hamish
International Banking Corporation
Irwine, E.C., Rev.
Irwine, H. York
C. Itoh & Co.
Itoh, Rose and Eikichi
Ito Shunske, Prince
Ito Hirobumi, Prince
Iwakichi, Kyukichi, Otokichi
25 Jacoulet, Paul
James, David H.
James, H.D., Capt.
James, Ernest, W.
James, M.D., Miss
Japan British Society
JapanAmerica Society of Osaka
Japan British Society of Kansai
Japan Society, London
Japan Society in New York
Japan Paper Making Co. Ltd
26 Jardine Matheson & Co. Ltd
J.\AWS (Japan Animal Welfare Society)
Jones, George, Rev.
Jordan J.F. (Jordan Family)
Joseph, Kenny, Rev.
Kameso (mistress of Richard Cocks)
Kanaya Hotel, Nikko
Kansai Asiatic Society
Katsube, Liliias and Toshio
Keep Kyokai, Zaidan Hojin
Keiki (Hitotsu Bashi) Tokugawa
Kelly & Co. (Kelly & Walsh)
Kendrick, John, Capt.
Keppel, Sir Henry, Admiral
28 Kidd, David
Kirby, E.C. (E.C. Kirby & Co.)
Kirby, Richard J.
29 Kirin Beer
L.K. Kniffler & Co.
Kobe Iron Works
Kodera, Hawano, Mrs
Konoe, Ayamaroe, Prince
Lake (HMS Sylvia)
Lay, Arthur Hyde
La Perouse, Jean-Francois, Comte
30 Lensen, G.A.
Lloyds Register of Shipping
Lothrop, Francis B.
31 Macarthur, Douglas, General
MacDonald, Sir Claude
MacGowan, Dr (missionary)
MacKinnon MacKenzie & Co.
Mahlmann, J.J., Capt.
Manjiro Nakahama (John Mung)
32 Maraini, Fosco
Marks & Co.
Marsh, Stephen Hale Alonzo
Marshall v. Marshall
33 Matheson, Donald
Meissner, Hans Otto, Dr
Meyer, A.H., United States Ambassador
Michiner, James A.
35 Miller, A (Allyn Miller)
Milne, Terry (See also file of papers and letters inside front cover)
36 Mishima, Yukio
Mitsukoshi/Mitsui Clothing Store
Moore, Lewis Wingfield (Baron De Heez)
37 Morel, Edmund
Morgan O-Yuki (Mrs George Morgan)
Morozoff, Valentine F.
Morrison, Robert, Rev.
Morrison, George Ernest, Dr
Mounicou, Pierre, Father
Muller, Harold and Barbara
Mulhauser, Roland A.
Munro, N.G., Dr
Murdoch, James, Prof.
Musgrove, E. M., Mrs
38 Muto, Makoto (Hyogo Police H.Q.)
39 Naito, Hiroshi
Namba, Mrs (and Jun-Chan)
Netherlands Trading Society
Newton, Dr (Royal Navy)
New Zealand Girl Nuriya
Nickel & Lyons
Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK)
Nippon Electric Co. (NEC)
Nitobe, Inazo, Dr
Northrop, B.G., Dr
Nose Densha Kaisha
Nuzum, Lionel J.
Nyhuus (The Nyhuus Case)
40 OAG (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Natur und Volkesskunde
Oliver Evans Co.
Omi Brother Co.
Oppenheimer & Co.
Oriental Bank Corp.
Oriental Beer Co.
Osborne, Sherard, Capt.
Parbury Henty & Co.
Parker, Mordaunt M.
Parkes, Sir Harry
Paske Smith, M.
Patton, Emily Sophia
Paul of Nagasaki
Peacock, Peter, Inspector
Pearson & Mackie
Pemberton Hodgson, C.
Penson, Edgar C.
Perry, Charels E.
Perry, M.C., Commodore
Pinto, Fernando Mendez
Pinder, William George
Ponsonby Fane, R.A.B.
43 Porter, Hal
44 Rabbitt, James A.
(see also scrapbook at Folio 61)
Redman, H. Vere
Reed and Dougherty
45 Reed, E.J.
Reischauer, E.O., Prof.
Rising Sun Petroleum Co.
Rizal, Jose P.
Robertson Scott, J.
Roeper, George A.
Ross, A.J., Dr
Royal Interocean Line
Russell, Oland D.
Russo, Peter, Dr
46 Sadler, A.L.
Sahovsky, Chatherin, Mrs
Sale & Frazar Ltd
Sale & Co.
47 Salvation Army
Samuel Samuel & Co.
Elizabeth Sanders Home (Saunders?)
Sansom, Sir George B.
Shunkichi Akimoto (Santaro)
Saris, John, Capt.
Satow, Sir Ernest
Sawada, Miki, Mrs
48 Scidmore, E.R., Miss
Sebald, William J.
49 Shakespeare, William
Shaw, A.C., Archdeacon
Shaw, George Bernard
Shaw, Glen W.
Shettle, A.W.R., Lt. Col.
Shieras, G. (Shi-ra-su- Coaching Company)
Shioya Tochi K.K.
Von Siebold, Philipp Franz
Singleton Benda & Co.
50 Smith, W.H. (Public Spirited Smith)
Smith, E. Peshine
Smith, Harcourt Stanly, Capt.
Smith, Neil Skene
Smith, Roy, of Bandman Opera Co.
Smyth, Annie, Major
Snodgrass, Grace L.
Solomon and Shoji Hotel
Spinks, Charles N.
51 Starr, F. Prof.
Steedman, John, Capt.
Stewart, T. Scott, Col.
Da Souza, F.S.
Strauss (Belgian consul)
52 Strauss & Co.
Strong & Co.
Struve, Ch. de
Stuyt, P. (Holland Ni-ban)
Summers, J., Rev.
53 Takarazuka Girls Opera
Takashima Coal Mine
Taylor, George Y.
Taylor, James K.
Temm, Peter N.
Tenganipah Coconut Estate
Teusler, R.B., Dr
54 Thomas, Gottfried
Thomsen, Andreas, Capt.
Thomson, R.A., Rev.
Thunberg, Carl Peter
Tokayer, Marvin, Rabbi
Tommy (First Japanese Mission to United States)
Charles E. Tuttle Co.
55 Uchimura, Kanzo
United States Forces in Japan
Van Brunt Family
Van Buren, Thomas B., General
Van Der Aa, Antoine Pierre
Van Gulik, Pieter
Van Doorn, C.J.
Van Reed, Eugene
Van Zandt, Howard F.
Von Engelken, F.J.H.
Voss, Capt. (Sea Queen)
56 Wainwright, James E.
Walsh & Co.
Walsh Hall & Co.
Walsh, Gordon John
Ward, P.O. Douglas
57 Warner, Langdon, Dr
Waters, Thomas J.
Watkins, H.K., Mrs
Watson, A.H. Cole
Watts (American merchant)
Watts, F.E., Rev.
58 Weale, B.L. Putnam
Weaver, Frank Loyal
Welcome Society of Japan
Weston, Walter, Rev.
Wheeler, Edwin, Dr
Whistshed, J.H., Lieut.
Whymark, George. H.
59 Wiggins, Charles
Will, John Baxter, Capt.
Williams, Samuel Wells
Willis, William, Dr
Wiltgen, R.M., Rev. Dr
60 Wirgman, Charles
Woodard, William P.
Woods, James Haughton
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Wynn, John, Capt.
Wynn, Robert W.
Xavier, St. Francis
Yawata Iron Works
Young, Douglas M.
Young, A. Morgan
62 Birnie, C.M.
Browne, H. St. John
63 Clark, Gregory
Crawcour, E. Sydney, Dr
Duval, Sir Frank
Frame (United States marshall)
Hack, Wilton, Rev.
64 Kemp, Brian
Mahlmann, J.J., Capt.
Maloney, W., Dr
65 Rayward, H.H.
Reid, Sam, Capt.
Russo, Peter, Dr
Watts, F.E., Rev.
Series 4 Newspaper cuttings and notes
Originally in springback folders, Williams arranged these press cuttings
and notes in alphabetical order by subject. They relate to Williams
research from 1949 to the 1980s. Most of the press cuttings are from the 1960s
and 1970s and complement the subject files in Series 1 and 2, although there is
some duplication. Included are copies of typescripts of some of his articles as
well as copies of journal and newspaper articles.
1 Acupuncture, Addresses, Adoption, Adventurers, Advertisements,
Aeroplanes, Agony columns in early newspapers, Ainu, Aliens in
Japan, AWA (women divers), Amagasaki, Amboina (massacre of etc.),
AngloJapanese relations, Animals, Anti-foreign feeling, Architecture,
Arima-Awaji, Arita pottery, Arms and munitions, Asama and Karuizawa, Asians,
Assassinations, Atami, Auctioneers, Auld Lang Syne, Autographs, Avec,
2 Balls, Banks, Barbarians, Barbers, Barriers, Baths and lavatories,
Beachcombers, Beards, Beds, Beer, Beppu
3 Bible, Bicycle, Birds, Blackened teeth, Black ships, Blue
books, O-bon, Japanese bonds, Bonins, Books
5 Bowler hats, Bowling, Boy scouts, Bricks, Brighton pier, British
Japanese relations, British poets in Japan, Buddhism, Bunraku, Burials, Bushido
6 Cabarets, Cafes, Bars, Cannibalism, CanadaJapan relations,
7 Cats/Samisens, Centenaries, Changed living conditions, Charity, Cherry
Trees (blossoms), Chinese in Australia, Chinese, ChinoJapanese war
8 Chits, Chops (trade marks), Christmas, Christian schools,
Churches, Persecution of Christianity, Christians in Japan, Charity
(de Liefde) Ship, Chugen, Circuses
9 Clothing, Clubs, Coaching companies, Coaches, Coal, Coffee shops
coffee, Coiffure, Cocos Is., Coinage, Collections, Coloured men in
Japan, Communications, Compromisedakyo, Consensus, Constitution, Consular
courts, Consular service
10 Coolies, Copper, Costs of living, Cotton cotton spinning,
Crazes, Cremation, Cricket, Crows, Cruelty to animals
11 Cultural assets, Counterfeits and curios, Currency, Customs houses
12 Daibutsu, Daimyo, Dancing, Calendar dates, Deer, Democracy, Demon
tiles, Department stores, Diamonds, Dictionaries
13 Directories, Discovery of America, Discrimination, Disease in Japan
in earlier days, Disfiguring monuments, Divorces, No Chinese, no
dogs, Dogs, Dollars, Dutch, Dutch East India Co.
14 Earthquakes, Education (writing, language, slang), Electricity,
Elephants, Eminent domain, Emigration, Emperor/Empress, Studying English
15 Impact of Englishmen in Japan, English regiments, Enoshima, Fujisawa
and Katase, Erotica, Espionage, Eta
16 Etiquette, Examinations, Exchange rates, Executionspunishments,
Exhibitions, Extra-territoriality, Eyes
17 Family records (Koseki), Famine, Far East, Fire brigades, Fire, Fire
insurance, Fireworks, Firsts, and the Flag of Japan
18 Flower arrangements, Foreigners in Japan, Formosa, Fortune-tellers,
Forty-seven ronin, Foxes, Freemasonry, Fuji-san, Fundoshi, Funerals, Furniture,
Furoshiki, Furyo-Gaijin, Gaijin, Gambling, GankeroGankiro, Gangsters,
Gardens, Geisha, Gilbert and Sullivans Mikado, Giri, Glass
19 Go, Goats, Go-home, Gold, Goldfish, Golf, Good old days, Gravestones,
Grog shops, Guidebooks
20 Hakodate, Hanshin, Hara-kiri, Hawaii, Hats, Hepburn system
Romaji, Hibachi, Himeji, Himeji Castle, Hirado
21 Hiroshima, Hissing, History, Hokkaido, National holidays, Hongkong,
Honjin, Hongs, Horses, Horse-racing riding
22 Hotels inns boarding houses, Housekeeping in Japan,
House-numbering system, Human rights, Hunky dory, Hunting, Hymns, Ice, Ice
cream, Ijin-kan, Ikebana, Illegal trade, Immigration, Inaka, Infanticide, Ise
shrines, Insurance, Jap-ken-pon, JapsJapanese, Japanese abroad,
JapanAmerica relations, JapanBritain relations, Japanese
immigration, Japan misrepresented
23 Learning Japanese language, Japlish, Japanese nationalism, Jews,
Jinrikisha, Jizo, Judo-Jiujitsu
24 Kabuki, Kabuto-yama and Koroen, Kago (palanquin), Kagoshima, Kakiemon
pottery, Kamtschatka, Kamakura, Kamikaze, Kangaroo, Kanji, KansaiKwanto,
Kanto, Karuizawa, Katakana
25 Kerosene, Keto Jin, Kimigayo, Kimono, Kinki, Kipling and Japan,
Kites, Kojiki, Komuso, KoreaKoreans, Koseki (family records), Koya-san,
Kure, Kuro-shio, Kyokau, Labor problems
26 Land values and problems, Language items and problems, Lanterns,
Laughter, Lavatories, Lawyerslegal, Leprosy, Letter carriers, Libraries,
Lighthouses, Lions (shishi), Lion dancers, Liquor, Livers (cannibalism),
27 Macau, Mah-jong, Mails, Mama-san, Maps, Mixed marriages, Marshall v.
Marshall, Maru, Masonry, Matsue, Medicine, Merchants (akindo), Meiji shrine,
Metric system, Mexico
28 Mikado, Mino, The Mint, Misbehavior on shore (rudeness),
Misrepresented Japan, Missionaries, Mistresses, Miyajima, Fujiya Hotel
(Miyanoshita), Moji, Monkeys, Motor cars, Movies, Mountaineeringwalking,
Moxa (moxybustion), Multinational corporations, Mummies, Musicopera,
29 Nakasendo, Narcotics, Names (family names), Nanten, Nara, Narikin,
Naruto Whirlpool, Nationality, Necks, Neo-Confucianism (nationalism), Negroes
in Japan, Nestorians, Netsuke, Newspaper howlers
30 New Zealand Embassy, Nihon-zipangu, Niigata,
Nikko-Chuzenji-Nantai-San, Nikko crests upside down, Ninjutsu, Nisei, Nishigawa
Island, Noise, Nojirim Nori, Nosatsu (stickers on temples), Noses, No dogs or
31 Nudity, O-bon, Occupation era, Odawara, Office boys (and shop girls),
Okinawa, Oni-gawara (demon-tiles), Opening of Japan, Omine san (Mountt Omine),
Onsen, Opera, Opium
32 Orientoriental, Overcoat etiquette, Pachinko, Pagoda, Painting
(early foreign), Palanquin (norimono), Pearls (Ama-pearl divers), Peke,
33 Phallic worship, Philippines (Japanese Christians, wooden statue of
Emperor and Empress Meiji, Rizal), Philately, Photography, Photograph albums,
Pickpockets, Pidgin English, Pigeons
34 Pillows, Pillon books, Place names, Plastic surgery, Poetry, Pony
express, Population, Portuguese, Postcards
35 Postal stamps, Postal service, Pottery, Presents and gifts,
Presidents of the United States, Prices, Prime Ministers, Printing, Prisoners
of War, Prostitutes, Prostitution, Proverbs, Punctuality
36 Rabbits, Racial discrimination, Radio, Railways
37 Rats, Religion, Religious performance, Remittance men,
Responsibility, Restaurants, The Restoration (of 1868), Rice, Rickshaws, Rising
Sun, Roads, Romaji, Romaji-kai, Ronin, Rugger (Rugby football)
38 Russians, Russians in Australia, RussoJapanese War, Russian
prisoners of war in Japan
39 Sado Island (Sado-shima), Sakhalin, Sailing (yachting), Saint
Andrews, Takamori Saigo, Saint George, Saint Patrick, Saint Valentine's Day,
Sake (O-sake), Sakura, Sakurajima, Salt, Salvation Army
40 Samurai (merchants), Sayonara, Scarecrows, Seals (Han), Sealers,
Self-defense force, Servants, Setsubun, Sheep, Shimbara Hara castle,
41 Shimoda, Shimonoseki naval operations, Shimansen, Shinto, Ships,
Shipbuilding, Shipping, Shipwrecked Japanese and foreigners, Shogun, Shroffs,
Silks, Silver, Smuggling
42 Soka-gakkai, Son-no-joi, Souvenirs, Soviets, Soya bean, Spinning
industry, Spiritualism, Sports, Squatters, Statistics, Stomach upsets from
food, Stones, Strikes
43 Suicides, Sukiyaki, Sumo, Superstitions, SwedenScandinavians,
Sweet words sour meaning, Swire & Sons, Swords
44 Takamatsu, Takarazuka, Taking off shoes, Tanegashima, Tattooing,
Taxestaxation, Taxis, Tea, Tea ceremony, Tea clipper, Tea houses,
Teachers, Telegraphs, Telephones, Tennis, Tenrikyo, Theatricals amateur
dramatics, Japanese theater, Thursday Island, Tidal waves
45 Tipping, Tobacco, Toilets (lavatories), Tokaido, Tokei, Tokugawa
Road, Tokusei, The Tommy polka, Topsy-turvydom, Torii, Touriststourism,
Trade JapanBritish relations, Trade, Traffic deaths
accidents, Transition, Transportation
46 Travel restrictions, Traveling, Treaty ports, Treaties, Trees and
47 Ukiyoe paintings, Christian universities, Universities, Unzen,
V.I.Ps, Wake Island, Wages, Walking from Yokohama to Kobe, Weddings
48 Whalingwhalers, Whisky, Women, Woodblock prints, Wool trade,
Wrestling, Yachts, Yakunin, Yamato-Damashi, Yap, Yasukuni, Yen, Yukata, War
crimes, Zaibatsu, Zen
Series 5 Photographs
This series contains 36 photograph albums: Albums numbers 124,
2930, and 3342, as numbered by Harold Williams. The original album
number is shown on the list with the prefix HSW, followed by the numbers of the
photographs in that album.
There are no Albums 25 to 28 or 31 to 32 in the Collection.
Albums numbers 120, 2224, 2930, and 3342 have
been microfilmed and are on microfiche at McG 4244/1202. A separate
listing is attached. There is an index to Album 21 but no record of it having
An index to the photograph albums is in Series 11/3Indexes to
Photographs. Each album has a list of photographs inside the front cover. Some
albums have subject indexes to individual photographs. The photographs include
original photographs, photographs of press cuttings and photographs of
paintings and drawings. There are a few original wood engravings.
The rest of the series contains individual photographs, stereoscopic and
aerial views, duplicate photographs and negatives of photographs in the albums
and of other material in the collection.
Volume / Piece / Folder
1 Extracts from English language nineteenth-century newspapers with
index (HSW Album no. 1, 169, Folio 8).
2 Extracts from English language nineteenth-century newspapers and
postcards with index (HSW Album no. 2, 70130, Folio 9).
3 The Kamakura murders 1864 (Major Baldwin and Lieut. Bird) (HSW Album
no. 3, 131149b, Folio 10).
4 General items and early newspaper cuttings relating to fire insurance
agencies in Kobe and Yokohama, early foreign residents in Yokohama and amateur
dramatic performances (HSW Album no. 4, 150230, Folio 11).
5 General items (HSW Album no. 5, 231324, Folio 12).
6 General items; Lake Shoji, Cowra POW camp 1944, Japanese garden in
1984 (HSW Album no. 6, 325400, Folio 13).
7 Yedo (Tokyo) 18591919, 196075 (HSW Album no. 7,
401499, Folio 14).
8 Yokohama 18651932 (HSW Album no. 8, 500569, Folio 15).
9 Yokohama 1860s1895, 1919, and undated (HSW Album no. 9,
570699, Folio 16).
10 Nagasaki 1860s1906, (HSW Album no. 10, 700785, Folio 17).
11 Nagasaki and Shimonoseki 18721937, 1960 (HSW Album no. 11,
786866, Folio 18).
12 Group photographs in Kobe 1890s, 190217, (HSW Album no. 12,
867899e, Folio 19).
13 Photographs from various publications including Japanese and English
language books, press cuttings and legal documents (HSW Album no. 13,
9001022, Folio 20.)
14 Photographs from various publications including newspaper extracts;
original press cuttings of C.B. Bernards sketches reproduced in the
Japan Advertiser (HSW Album no. 14, 10301145, Folio 21).
15 Kobe 18901930, 1960s, 1975 (HSW Album no. 15, 11501196,
16 Kobe Club 18791952 (HSW Album no. 16, 19551999, Folio
17 Kobe and Arima 18681930 (HSW Album no. 17, 20002053,
18 Kobe and Osaka 18681934, 194552 (HSW Album no. 18,
20552162, Folio 25).
19 Kobe and Osaka, mostly 1930, 1961 (HSW Album no. 19, 21652271,
20 Flood damage at Kobe, July 1938 (HSW Album no. 20, 22762350,
21 Pacific War damage, air raid damage and the Occupation period (HSW
Album no. 21, 23512516, Folio 28).
22 Kobe group photographs, the Rokko Golf Club and E.W. Jamess
mansion, 19071937 (HSW Album no. 22, 25202539, Folio 29).
23 Colour tinted photographs of Japanese life (HSW Album no. 23,
25402580, Folio 30).
24 Views of Tokyo, early twentieth century (HSW Album no. 24,
25812629, Folio 31).
25 Extracts from publications and news cuttings, mostly from the
nineteenth century (HSW Album no. 29, 30013100, Folio 32 ).
26 Miyanoshita, Hakone, Hakodate, Sapporo, Muroran, Chuzenji, Nikko,
Kamakura, Kyoto, Miyajima, Okayama, Tomo and Enoshi 18601890s (HSW Album
no. 30, 31013175, Folio 33).
27 Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club, baseball and other sports
18701930s (HSW Album no. 33, 35303599, Folio 34).
28 Recreation ground Higashi-Yuenchi, cricket and baseball teams
18931930, 195573 (HSW Album no. 34, 36003663, Folio 35).
29 Korea; also a few of the Suez Canal and Port Said; some unidentified
(HSW Album no. 35, 36653800, Folio 36).
30 Cobb & Co. and Australiana (HSW Album no. 36, 40004100,
31 Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Chefoo, Port Arthurreproductions of
paintings, postcards and photographs 18381928 (HSW Album no. 37,
41014180, Folio 38).
32 James Estate, Shioya 1950s1960s and E.W. Jamess property
at Kitano-cho, Kobe (HSW Album no. 38, 80008199, Folio 39).
33 E.W. Jamess property, Shioya 1947 (HSW Album no. 39,
82008230, Folio 40).
34 Houses in the James Estate, Shioya (HSW Album no. 40, 82318260,
35 James Estate, Shioya 194776 (HSW Album no. 41, 82658330,
36 Collection of rare photographs of Japanese places and views, three of
Hong Kong, pre-1900 (HSW Album no. 42, Folio 43).
37 Negatives of photographs in the collection including extracts from
Nagasaki English language newspapers from 1860 with index; negatives of
photographs in the photographic albums of extracts from Japanese English
language newspapers from c.1868; negatives of photographs in the subject files
in Series 1, with indexes.
38 Negatives of photographs of directories (18601930) held in the
Williams Book Collection (18601930).
39 Duplicate photographs of a few pages from the Hong Kong Directory
and Chronicle (1877, 188485, 1923, 1925) and the China
Directory (1860, 1862, 1872) held in the Williams Book
40 Stereoscopic views of Japan.
4142 Two small albums of photographs and postcards of Rio de
43 Photolithographic portrait of Sir Ernest Satow from the Vanity
Fair series Men of the Day no. 875, entitled
Peking, 23 April 1903 (Folio 44).
4445 Two albums of photographs of Charles Ailions house and
his flower arrangements.
46 Album of photographs of former residents of Japan (1920s70).
47 Album of photographs and postcards of the Williams trips to
mainland China (196465).
48 Panorama of Macao (Folio 45).
49 Aerial photographs of the old foreign settlement of Kobe (Folio 46).
50 Photographs of Peking, 1906 (Folio 47).
51 A collection of published lithographs entitled The Beginning of
Modern Civilization in Japan (1968) (Folio 48).
52 One box of spare photographs, originals of which are in the
53 One box of negatives of photographs in Photographic albums 12,
521, 2930, 3335, 36. Included are negatives of photographs of
early Kobe which were used in an exhibition at the Kobe Club on the occasion of
Series 6 Writings by Harold Williams
This series contains typescripts and press cuttings kept by Williams as
a record of his articles and letters published in journals. Copies of many of
them are included in the subject files in Series 1 and 2.
Williams compiled the eleven scrapbooks of his writings. They contain
press cuttings of his letters and articles with associated letters, arranged in
Scrapbooks that contain material by Williams and other authors and were
arranged primarily with regard to subject matter have been relocated to Series
2, the subject series.
Folder / Piece
12 Typescripts and press cuttings of articles on various subjects,
195582, some of which were published in West Meets East (1996).
3 Typescripts and cuttings of articles in the series Shades of the
Past, published in the Mainichi newspaper from 1953 to 1958; also
published as a book in 1959.
45 Typescripts and cuttings for the book Tales of Foreign
Settlements in Japan (1958).
68 Typescripts of lectures and talks given by Williams on various
subjects from 1957 to 1976. A list of the topics and a subject index are at the
front of folder 6.
9 Press cuttings of articles (1975) on the centenary of the Kobe Club,
and the family tree and chronological table relating to the publisher and
printer, Albert William Hansard (18211866). There is a photocopy from a
Japanese language publication.
10 Photocopies of articles, mostly on the history of Kobe, published in
the Japan Times (1983) and the Kobe Clubs Spotlight
11 Press cuttings of articles and letters on various subjects
(197081). Included is an obituary on Ewell William Slade and two copies
of The Foreign Cemeteries of Kobe and Osaka (1978).
12 Published articles on Shuhogahara, the use of the word
Jap and Bob Hopes Blunder, with two letters
13 Published articles on various subjects (19791980s).
14 Published articles (197476) in the Japan Times Weekly,
Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and the Mainichi
Daily News. Included is an article in the series The Occupation of
15 Photocopies of typescripts and articles, including a copy of the last
article published in 1987 for his series Shades of the Past.
16 Typescripts and correspondence on Rokko-san and Golf and
The Mountain Goats of Kobe.
17 Scrapbook no. 1, 195359.
18 Scrapbook no. 2, 196082.
19 Scrapbook no. 3, 195761.
20 Scrapbook no. 4, 196466.
21 Scrapbook no. 5, 195557.
22 Scrapbook no. 6, containing articles by Williams which were published
in Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, 196882.
23 Scrapbook no. 7, 196368.
24 Scrapbook no. 8, 197075.
25 Scrapbook no. 9, 197682.
26 Scrapbook no. 10, 198286.
27 Typescripts and cuttings of articles on Kobe, many of which were
included in West Meets East (1996).
28 Press cuttings and typescripts of lectures and articles on Communist
China and Macao (195868), which have not been published in book form
Series 7 Manuscripts, typescripts and articles by other writers
In the course of his research, Harold Williams collected and was given
manuscripts, typescripts and articles by other writers.
Folder / Piece
13 Extracts of issues of Random Thoughts by Howard F.
van Zandt published in the monthly Kokusai Denshin Denwa
(International Telecommunications Services), Tokyo, 196679. There is
a list of subjects in front of Folder 1 with subjects relating to Japan
412 Photocopied typescript of dissertation, Selected Letters
by Dr William Sturgis Bigelow vols. 1 and 2 (196465), by Akiko
Murakata with an index by Williams.
13 Typescript of A History of Kenroku-en by Toshitatsu
14 Manuscript of Developing Central Australia, part 3, by an
15 Three copies of a manuscript entitled The Solution of our
Desert Problem by
William Paterson (1963) (Folio 50).
1621 Manuscript of Hachisabro by Charles S. Bavier (d.
1977). Pages 1757 of the manuscript were not received in the Library.
Folder 16 also contains notes by Williams (1977) and two letters (1968, 1977)
concerning the manuscript.
2235 Typescript of Hachisabro by Charles S. Bavier.
36 Photocopies of excerpts from Charles S. Baviers typescript and
37 Album of press cuttings of a series by Lewis Bush entitled The
Story of Modern Japan (1960).
Series 8 Papers of Gertrude F. Williams
This series contains material collected by Gertrude (Jean) Williams
relating to her particular interest in the arts and crafts of Japan. There are
also typescripts of articles on subjects relating to the history and culture of
Japan with notes and references that were added to the papers from 1987 to
Folder / Piece
1 Press cuttings relating to paper making in Japan (196280).
2 Album of black and white photographs of the watercolours of the
journalist and artist Charles Wirgman (18321891) with letters, a press
cutting and biographical notes (197282).
3 Photocopy of Temple chops obtained by
G.F.Williams during her pilgrimage to the Thirty-three Holy Places
sacred to Kwannon (Saikoku Sanju-san-ka-sho) in 1937.
4 Bibliography on Japanese art and crafts.
5 Desk diary (1952) of Gertrude Williams and three small art catalogues.
6 Six prints of Takasa-buni (New Year treasure ships).
7 A collection of prints of the Judges selection at the 4th Art
Exhibition by the Department of Education (n.d.) with list.
8 Articles on Japanese houses and papermaking, Chinese painting and
Japanese pipe cases; four drawings by Enrique Castells Capurro; twelve colour
prints of early Tokyo (18871891) (Folio 51).
9 Typescripts and notes by Harold and Gertrude Williams relating to
gifts and gift-giving in Japan.
10 Typescript by Gertrude Williams on Isaac Ailion and his family,
letters from the Ailion family (194546) and other correspondence
11 Typescripts and press cuttings relating to the Palaestra of Japan,
the Sumo wrestlers and Kendo.
12 Postcards, photographs and typescript (1 p.) relating to cormorant
fishing in Japan.
13 Typescripts of notes and extracts from publications (190757)
relating to early Christianity in Japan, the Buddhist religion and Shinto
14 Typescript of article with suggested title Equality of the
SexesIs it a Fact or a Delusion?, probably by Gertrude Williams.
15 Typescript excerpts from books about Japan with notes on various
16 Typescripts by Gertrude and Harold Williams relating to fakes and
forgeries in Japanese art and antiques.
17 Notes, references and photograph relating to the site of Suma where
many suicides took place.
18 Typescript excerpts from books, notes and press cuttings relating to
Japanese women, prostitutes and prostitution.
19 Typescript excerpts from books and notes relating to Western
medicine, foreign doctors and missionaries.
20 Notes and references (1872, 192640) about foreign residents,
public morals, fires and fire brigades in Japan.
21 Manuscript notes and typescripts relating to Will Adams, Townsend
Harris and the first Japanese Embassy in the United States in 1860.
22 Typescript, notes (1987) and extracts from publications relating to
clothing, signs, labels, the use of fans and films in Japan.
23 Press cuttings and notes relating to the book by Isaiah Ben-Dasan
The Japanese and the Jews (1970).
24 Press cuttings and notes relating to art and artists in Japan.
25 Typescripts and notes relating to Japanese food.
26. Typescripts and note relating to pottery and silk-weaving in Japan.
27. Typescripts and notes on Frederick Cornes, the nineteenth-century
English silk expert; General Piggott; the Swiss L.A. Bischoff (Bish); Dr Thomas
Batty and Paul Blum (residents of Japan before the second World War); and life
after the war.
28. Typescript The Emperors Clothes, with related
research material including notes and excerpts from publications on the
29. Notes, typescripts and press cuttings relating to Japanese culture,
including travel for foreign residents.
30. Typescripts and notes relating to the 1923 earthquake and the book
Journey by Junk by Willard Price (1953).
31. Manuscript, typescripts, notes and a published article relating to
Japanese culture; topics include transportation in Japan and the origin of
32. Press cuttings (195581) and notes relating to Japanese
preparations for World War II, the Japanese army, cannibalism and contemporary
knowledge of the events of World War II.
33. Typescripts and manuscript notes relating to the Buddhist ceremonies
of Kuyo, phallic worship, presents and funerals; there are also postcards and
typescript notes on the diving women at the Bay of Goza.
34. Typescripts and notes (19791900) relating to foreign food and
drink in early Japan, food rationing between 1939 and 1940 and salt in Japanese
35. Manuscript, typescript and notes relating to baths and mixed bathing
in Japan, Japanese dialects, western dancing and western students and tourists.
36. Typescripts and extracts from publications relating to Japanese
women and children, geishas, marriage, children and pornography.
37. Typescripts, manuscript notes and press cuttings (197275)
relating to Formosa, Korea and Korean pottery.
38. Press cuttings (1976), a typescript and manuscript notes relating to
shrines, temples and Christianity in Japan.
39. Typescripts and notes relating to Japanese carpenters, builders and
40. Typescript and manuscript notes relating to Kobe and Arima.
41. Typescripts and press cuttings (197079) relating to myths and
42. Typescripts and press cuttings (1988) relating to education, health,
the history of libraries and western houses in Japan.
43. Typescripts and manuscript notes relating to the origin of the tea
ceremony and incense and its uses.
44. Typescript and press cuttings (1975) relating to flower-arranging,
life in Japan for foreigners (1907, 1924), telegraph poles and the telephone.
45. Typescripts and manuscript notes relating to Japanese politeness.
46. Typescripts and extracts from publications relating to Japanese
culture; topics include coffee parlors and tea cafes, inns and motels and
attitudes to foreign travelers.
47. Typescripts and notes of a series of lectures given by Gertrude
Williams at the Kobe Womens Club regarding the environment of Kobe from
1935 to 1940.
48. Typescript and excerpts from publications relating to servants in
early twentieth-century Japan.
49. Typescript and notes relating to foreigners houses and auction
sales in Japan.
50. Manuscript and typescript notes and press cuttings relating to shops
and shopping in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japan.
51. Typescripts and extracts from publications (1971, 197879)
relating to Japanese houses, the use of bamboo, the Japanese military in China
and Japan and the opium trade.
52. Typescripts and notes relating to the Kawakami Company and the
popular drama of Japan called Kabuki.
53. Typescripts and notes by Gertrude and Harold Williams on the
following subjects: police, immigration, crime, post office officials, office
workers, businessmen and the murder of Melville Cox, a Reuters correspondent in
Tokyo in 1940.
54. Manuscript, typescript and notes relating to the cult of the Samurai
and the Ichiriki teahouse, and to the Ronins in Kyoto (masterless fighting
55. Miscellaneous manuscripts, typescripts and press cuttings relating
to the culture and life of Japan.
56. Typescripts and manuscript relating to the Ainu and the Eta people
57. Typescripts and manuscript relating to the use of chits
instead of money, leaving Japan in 1940 and post-war Japan.
58. Typescript and manuscript notes relating to the history of Nagasaki
together with a copy of an 1802 map of Nagasaki.
59. Press cuttings (1970s) relating to the expatriate artists, Brian
Williams and Fred Harris.
Series 9 Publications
This series contains publications of particular relevance to
Williams research and includes specimen issues of English language
Folder / Piece
1 Specimen issues of Japanese newspapers
Asahi Evening News, 25 April 1959
Japan News Week, 8 March 1941
Japan Advertiser, 12 October 1940
Osaka Mainichi and the Tokyo Nichi Nichi (Express),September
Mainichi, 12 November 1948
Mainichi Daily News, 12 April 1972
Japanese American Review (New York), 15 November 1941
British Gazette (London), 10 May 1926
Kwansei Gakuin Observer, 26 November 1934
2 Reprints of Gazettes and Queensland Parliamentary Papers referring to
3 Single issues of Life, Holiday, The Asahi Graph, Mainichi Graph
(1950s70s), press cutting from the Illustrated London News
mostly relating to China (Folio 52).
4 Publications in German relating to the German community in Japan
(18921977). They include several books, an album containing German text
and photographs (1892), and postcards of German prisoners of war captured by
the Japanese forces in China during World War I (Folio 53).
5 Copies of Overseas Newsletter (194246), a newsletter
published in the United States by Ronald Russell and circulated among former
pre-War residents of Japan (Folio 54).
Series 10 Cards, brochures, maps, plans and programs
1 Collection of Japanese postcards.
2 Postcards and photographs of views of China.
3 Copy of maps of Sannomiya (1868), Kobe Foreign Settlement (1867),
notes relating to land sales, a plan of the Naval Academy in Kobe and modern
postcards of South Kyushu.
4 Cards sent to Jean and Harold Williams showing reproductions of works
by the artist George Chinnery (17741852) and nineteenth-century views of
5 Cards and programs relating to the Coronation celebrations of 1953
and the autumn regatta of the Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club of 1892.
6 Australian political pamphlets and leaflets of the 1950s,
7 Pamphlets on Kobe labeled by Williams as excellently illustrated
and historically important.
8 Pamphlets on Hikone Castle and city.
9 Map of Kobe 1868, reproduced in Williams book, The Kobe Club,
and maps, leaflets and brochure of Hyogo Prefecture.
10 Postcards and leaflets relating to Yamaguchi-Ken, the Akiyoshidai and
Shuhodo underground caves.
11 Brochures and pamphlets on Kobe.
12 Three Christmas cards.
13 Miniature book and set of stamps entitled 53 Stages of
14 Scrapbook containing small posters, invitations, programs and notices
relating to Coronation celebrations and events in Japan (193776).
15 Album of postcards of Japanese scenery.
16 Album of early postcards of Japan.
17 Christmas cards, many with reproductions of nineteenth-century and
earlier images of China, received from Samuel Sokobin of Atherton, California
from 1955 to 1979 (Folio 55).
Series 11 Indexes
Harold Williams was a meticulous researcher and kept indexes and lists
of almost all the research material he compiled. This series contains his
original indexes and lists of his collection. Copies of individual indexes were
often placed at the beginning of the relevant files.
Folder / Piece
12 Indexes to H.S. Williams subject files
Indexes to individual subjects of Williams research and the
contents of his files; subject and name indexes to books, journals, newspapers
and other sources in his library. An index to the indexes is also included.
3 Indexes to photographs in the collection
List of spare copies of photographs in box of spares located in Series 5
Index of C.B. Bernards pictures in photographic albums
Index of photographs of Shioya and Shioya Country Club
Index to photographic albums numbers 142 in Series 5
Index to photographs in the collection but not in albums
4 Indexes to books in the Williams Collection on China, Korea and the
Far East, and to brochures and pamphlets.
59 Indexes to Williams files on people, places and subjects
in the collection, his lectures, nineteenth-century guide books and
directories, journals and publications and to his own books and those of other
1014 Libraries and museumssources
Mainly notes, references and lists of holdings of material relating to
the history of foreign settlement in Japan in libraries and museums around the
world. There are also correspondence with the institutions, press cuttings and
15 Card index to holdings of directories in Australian, Japanese and
overseas libraries (18321940).
Series 12 Personal and family documents
Folder / Piece
1 Scrapbook containing biographical information on Harold Williams,
certificates and awards from 1911 (Folio 56).
2 Family scrapbook compiled in Japan during the Occupation
(194554) containing programs, postcards and photographs (Folio 57).
3 Biographical notes and obituaries on Harold Williams and photographs
of his burial.
4 Press cuttings of an article in Kobe Shimbun dated 3 November
1967, when Williams was awarded an International Cultural Award, with a
typescript of a rough translation by Gertrude Williams.
5 Manuscript and typescript relating to Harold Williams war
Series 13 Miscellaneous
Folder / Piece
1 Harold Williams bookplates.
2 Miscellaneous press cuttings and photocopies (194570).
References to the Harradine Case in Australian newspapers (1968).
3 Business papers, agenda for the meeting of the Winston Churchill
Memorial Trust, 1970.
4 Letter to D. McPherson in reply to family history inquiry (1984).
5 Letter from Frances H. Bray (22 June 1978) concerning the Lambuth
Training School in Kobe.
6 Important documents including title deeds, a letter (1934) from B.H.
Chamberlain to Thomas Satchell, reproductions and press cuttings (186873)
relating to foreign residents and the settlements in Japan. There is a Pacific
War souvenir (a RAAF map on silk of the South West Pacific Islands and
Netherlands East Indies), a press cutting and correspondence relating to James
W. Murray and a 1967 menu from the Prunier Grill (Folio 58).
7 Copies of documents from the Queensland State Archives. Included are a
letter relating to a projected attack in 1878 of the Russian fleet on
Australian ports, reports on Queensland industries, JapaneseAustralian
trade and Japanese British trade (Folio 59).
8 China plate inscribed Shades of the Past, Harold S. Williams,
1968a gift from a Japanese resident of Kobe, Mr Arimoto (Folio 60).
9 Miscellaneous correspondence, 195581
10 Scrapbook titled 'Pacific War and occupation of Japan and General Macarthur' (Folio 62).
Select Bibliography of Works by Harold S. Williams
(All of these publications are held by the National Library of
Wiliams, Harold S., The Foreign Cemeteries of Kobe and Osaka.
Kansai: The International Committee of Kansai, 1978.
Foreigners in Mikadoland. Tokyo: Charles
The Kobe Club. [Kobe]: The Kobe Club, 1975.
Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club: The First Hundred
Years. Kobe: Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club, 1970.
Shades of the Past, or, Indiscreet Tales of Japan.
Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1959.
The Story of Holme Ringer & Co., Ltd in Western
Japan 18681968. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle,1968.
The Story of Shioya, of the James Estate and of the
Shioya Country Club. [Kansai]: The International Commission of the Kansai,
Tales of the Foreign Settlements in Japan. Tokyo:
Charles E. Tuttle, 1958.
Williams, Harold S. and Hiroshi Naito, The Kamakura Murders of 1864:
Major Baldwin and Lieutenant Bird. Tokyo: 1971.
Williams, Harold S. and Jean Williams, West Meets East: the Foreign
Experience of Japan, 2 vols. Sydney: Halstead Press,1996.
*For the microfilm reels listed in this table there are two numbers. The first is the National Library call number and the second (in brackets) is the number assigned to the reel by the Adam Matthews microfilming company.
*Folio items are not listed here. See separate folio list.
Microfilm reel no.
(Adam Matthews reel no. in brackets)
Mfm G 28377 (1)
Mfm G 28378 (2)
Mfm G 28379 (3)
Mfm G 28380 (4)
Mfm G 28381 (5)
Mfm G 28382 (6)
Mfm G 28383 (7)
Mfm G 28384 (8)
Mfm G 28385 (9)
Mfm G 28386 (10)
Mfm G 28387 (11)
Mfm G 28388 (12)
Mfm G 28389 (13)
Mfm G 28390 (14)
Mfm G 28391 (15)
Mfm G 28392 (16)
Mfm G 28393 17)
Mfm G 28394 (18)
Mfm G 28395 (19)
Mfm G 28396 (20)
Mfm G 28397 (21)
Mfm G 28398 (22)
Mfm G 28399 (23)
Mfm G 28400 (24)
Mfm G 28401 (25)
Mfm G 28402 (26)
Mfm G 28403 (27)
Mfm G 28404 (28)
Mfm G 28405 (29)
Mfm G 28406 (30)
Mfm G 28407 (31 )
Mfm G 28408 (32)
Mfm G 28409 (33)
Mfm G 28410 (34)
Folio numbers 8 to 27, 29 to 43 are the 35 photograph albums on
microfiche at McG 4244/1202. See Album list for individual numbers.
Microfilms are to be used in preference to original albums. When ordering
photographs, please quote Album Number and number of photograph if known.
Photograph AlbumsMicrofiche List
|| 1 McG4244
Extracts from English language nineteenth-century newspapers with index.
|| 2 McG4244
Extracts from English language nineteenth-century newspapers with index;
|| 3 McG4244
The Kamakura murders 1864 (Major Baldwin and Lt. Bird).
|| 4 McG4244
General items and early newspaper cuttings relating to Fire Insurance
Agencies in Kobe and Yokohama and to early foreign residents in Yokohama and
amateur dramatic performances.
|| 5 McG4244
|| 6 McG4244
325400 General items; Lake Shoji; Cowra POW camp 1944;
Japanese garden in 1984.
|| 7 McG4244
Yedo (Tokyo) 18591919, 196075.
|| 8 McG4244
|| 9 McG4244
Yokohama 1860s95, 1919, undated.
Nagasaki and Shimonoseki 18721937, 1960.
|| 12 McG4244
|| 867899e Group
photographs in Kobe 1890s, 190217.
|| 13 McG4244
|| 9001022 From
various publications including Japanese and English language books, press
cuttings and legal documents.
|| 14 McG4244
|| 10301145 From
various publications including newspaper extracts; original press cuttings of
C.B. Bernards sketches reproduced in the Japan Advertiser.
|| 15 McG4244
|| 11501196 Kobe
18901930, 1960s, 1975.
|| 16 McG4244
|| 19551999 Kobe
|| 17 McG4244
|| 20002053 Kobe and
|| 18 McG4244
|| 20552162 Kobe and
Osaka 18681934, 194552.
|| 19 McG4244
|| 21652271 Kobe and
Osaka, mostly 1930, 1961.
|| 20 McG4244
|| 22762350 Flood
damage at Kobe, July 1938.
|| 23512516 Pacific
War damage, air raid damage and the Occupation period (there is an index to
this album but no record of it being microfilmed).
|| 22 McG4244
|| 25202539 Kobe
group photographs, the Rokko Golf Club and E.W. Jamess mansion,
|| 23 McG4244
|| 25402580 Colour
tinted photographs of Japanese life.
|| 24 McG4244
|| 25812629 Views of
Tokyo, from the early twentieth century.
|| 29 McG4244
|| 30013100 Extracts
from publications and news cuttings, mostly from the nineteenth century.
|| 30 McG4244
Miyanoshita, Hakone, Hakodate, Sapporo, Muroran, Chuzenji, Nikko,
Kamakura, Kyoto, Miyajima, Okayama, Tomo and Enoshi 18601890s.
|| 33 McG4244
|| 35303599 Kobe
Regatta and Athletic Club, baseball and other sports 18701930s.
|| 34 McG4244
Recreation ground Higashi-Yuenchi, cricket and baseball teams
|| 35 McG4244
|| 36653800 Korea; a
few of the Suez Canal and Port Said; some unidentified.
|| 36 McG4244
|| 40004100 Cobb
& Co. and Australiana (within the box there is manuscript material, news
clippings and magazine articles relating to Australia).
|| 37 McG4244
|| 41014180 Hong
Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Chefoo, Port Arthurreproductions of paintings,
postcards and photographs 18381928.
|| 38 McG4244
|| 80008199 James
Estate, Shioya 1950s60s and E.W. Jamess property at Kitano-cho,
|| 39 McG4244
E.W.James property, Shioya 1947.
|| 40 McG4244
|| 82318260 Houses
in the James Estate, Shioya.
|| 41 McG4244
|| 82658330 James
Estate, Shioya 194776.
|| 42 McG4244
|| Collection of rare photographs of
Japanese places and views; three of Hong Kong, pre-1900.
Guide compiled by Corinne Collins 2000.