Summary


Overview

Creator:

Orita, Hikoichi, 1849-1920.

Title:

Hikoichi Orita Diary

Dates:

1872-1876

Size:

0.42 feet (one archival box)

Call number:

AC033

Storage note:

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Princeton University Archives, MUDD Reading Room .

Location:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.
Princeton University Archives.
65 Olden Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08540 USA

Language(s) of material:

English.


Abstract

This photocopied two-volume diary was written by Hikoichi Orita (1849-1920), a Japanese student, while he attended Princeton University between 1872 and 1876. Upon his graduation from Princeton in 1876, Orita returned to Japan and became a leading educational reformer. There are entries, in English, for each day of his time at Princeton including accounts and bills paid monthly as well as memoranda written in Japanese. For the most part, the entries are brief, listing classes and recitations, visits to the chapel, letters from friends, the weather, and some personal notes such as visits with faculty and friends, illnesses and his loneliness. He also writes of travels to New York City, New Brunswick and New England, though, again, the entries are generally brief.