Orita, Hikoichi, 1849-1920.
0.42 feet (one archival box)
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.