Contents and Arrangement

Journal Notes, 1854 April 22-24

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of Morrow's original autograph draft of his expedition journal (approx. 213 pp.), over 100 pp. of manuscript lists and receipts for seeds and agricultural items, 19 manuscript letters or notes, one photograph of Morrow, and various additional documents, all inscribed or completed in manuscript. Much of this relates to the Perry Expedition, documenting, supplementing, and corroborating the published journal and papers edited by Allan B. Cole (A Scientist with Perry in Japan: The Journal of Sr. James Morrow, 1947) -- themselves a supplement to Perry's Narrative of the Expedition of the American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan . . . (1856). In addition to the expedition materials, the collection includes a number of documents of biographical interest about Morrow, dating from his college years in the 1840s to the year of his death in 1865 at the age of forty-five.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

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Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Journal Notes; James H. Morrow Papers, C1414, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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