Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 30/2
Scope and Contents
Undated descriptions by members of the British Legation mounted escort of the attack made on Parkes' party by Ichikawa Samuro (Miyeda Shigeru) and Hayashida (Shingaku Misawo) in Kyoto on 23 March 1868, including accounts by Alexander Aberdein, Thomas Cole, Patrick Duffey, Robert Green, Henry Harding, Edmund Hutton, Charles Kingston, Peter Peacock, Henry Reeve and William Wood. The transcript is in Algernon Mitford's hand.
Conditions Governing Access:
From the Fonds:
Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd, 3 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AQ. Applicants may submit their request using the standard Jardine Matheson letter of application, which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.