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Translations from Japanese newspapers, 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 15/1

Scope and Contents

A folder containing a manuscript table of contents followed by nine sets of press cuttings glued to the pages, 23 folios (sewn together), including blanks and the cover. The cuttings are as follows:

'Translation from the Kioto Gazette of March, 1868. Constitution of the Mikado's Government.'

'Translation from the Kioto Government Gazette of March 1868. Memorial to the Daijokan': a memorial of 29 February 1868, with six signatories.

'Translation from the Kioto Gazette of March, 1868': the text of a speech by the Emperor Meiji to the Daimyos on 21 March 1868.

'Translation from the Kioto Government Gazette of March, 1868': the text of a statement concerning Japan's relations with foreign powers, issued by the officers of the Japanese government, 10 March 1868.

'Translation from the Kioto Gazette No. 11. Reports from Yedo': an account of events in Yedo and elsewhere, 26 April-3 May 1868.

'Petition presented by the Naval and Military forces of the Tokugawa family' [April-May 1868], with texts of related documents, including a representation signed by Enomoto Idzumi [Enomoto Izumi], 4 May [1868].

Article beginning 'We have received a copy of a most interesting document', incorporating the texts of the Emperor Meiji's ultimatum to the Tokugawa clansmen delivered on 26 [April 1868] and the reply of the Tokugawa retainers.

'Translation. From the Yedo "Home and Foreign News" of May 5th 1868. Memorial of the Prince of Sendai': a memorial of Sendai Chinjo, March 1868, including two loose pieces.

'Translation from a Newspaper published in Yedo, entitled "Home and Foreign News." April 10th, 1868. Memorial of "Okubo Ichiyo" of the Satsuma Clan.'


  • Creation: 1868


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


1 folder(s) (1 folder)

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