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Letter from Sir James Stirling, 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 13/1

Scope and Contents

A translation into Japanese of a letter from Sir James Stirling, H.M.S. 'Winchester', to the Governor of Nagasaki [Mizuno Tadanori], 7 September 1854, labelled in Parkes' hand 'Sir J. Stirling Treaty(?) &c(?)'.


  • Creation: 1854


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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 They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.


9 item(s) (9 bifolios)

Language of Materials



Parkes 13/1 was published in 'Dai Nihon Komonzyo-Bakumatu Gaikoku Kankei Monzyo' ['Ancient Japanese Documents-Documents on late-Tokugawa Foreign Relations'] (Tokyo), vol. 7, 1914, pp. 214-216. An extract from an English version of the document was published in 'Correspondence Respecting the Late Negotiation with Japan' (London, 1856) (Command Paper-Accounts and Papers, 2077), pp. 2-3. Extracts from both the English and Japanese versions were published as appendices to W.G. Beasley, 'The Language Problem in the Anglo-Japanese Negotiations of 1854', in 'Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London', vol. XIII, part 3 (London, 1950), pp. 746-758.

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