The collection consists of items from and related to China and Japan. These include:
A bilingual Chinese/Manchu scroll dated 1845, (reign of Emperor Daoguang). This is an imperial decree conferring a degree
of rank on one Gan Kexiu.
A photostat with translation of a Japanese scroll related to the expedition of Commodore Mathew C. Perry. Perry's expedition
of 1853 is associated with the opening of Japan to greater western trade and influence. "Mr. Brown's Translation," with a
reference to LC call numbers related to texts dating 1858 and 1876 concerning the Perry expedition and Japanese indemnity.
The subject of the scroll is the warship "Shukehanna"/ Susquehana, Perry's flagship on first expedition.
N masks, 5 miniature clay models, gift, recommender: Harold Hackett, 1/26/66.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.