Japanese Travel Passport Issued to Mr. Alfred Kent Very scarce document
An original certificate issued on June 5th, 1889, to a Mr. Alfred Kent for specific travel in Japan. Approval was given to travel, 'From Yokohama to the thirteen Provinces around Fujisan and via Tokaido to Kioto [sic], Kobe & back.' Such passports are very scarce because, 'The Bearer must surrender this Passport on returning to the Port or place from whence he set out...'. It is unknown who Kent was and how he managed to hold on to this particular travel document. The passport is also signed by Hugh Fraser, who was in charge of the British Legation in Japan from May 1889 until his death in 1894.
6pp (last page blank as issued). 29.3 x 20.2cm.
In very good condition. Has been folded across in three places (probably as issued). Original wax seal still present. Minor age wear only. e33020837