Letter from Yoshinari Hatakeyama to Brinkerhoff Written at Wormley's Hotel in Washington DC
[Japan] Letter written by Hatakeyama to a Mr. Brinkerhoff (presumably a bookseller) thanking him for sending some books. The letter is signed K. Soogiwoora [Kozo Sugiura], which is the name used by Yoshinari Hatakeyama, who studied at Rutgers University. Already in the U.S., he assisted the Iwakura Embassy and this letter was written around the time when the Embassy was in Washington D.C. Hatakeyama died of tuberculosis at just 35 years old on the way back to Japan after having attended the Philadelphia Exposition in 1876.
Single page. 20.3 x 12.7cm.
In very good condition. Minor tear at centre left edge repaired on rear with tape. e34030002