CHINA - [Kate BARRETT]
Impressions in: Japan, Korea and China
Np: [circa 1910]. Quarto. (11 x 8 1/2 inches). 126pp. typescript. Illustrated with a mounted photograph of Barrett. With 5-pp. manuscript Postscript, laid in. Dampstained.
Contemporary red morocco, upper cover titled in gilt.
Provenance: Kate Barrett
A woman's journey through the far east.
This unpublished typescript records a traveller's diary entries from a trip to Japan, Korea and China between February and August 1909, with visits to Hong Kong, Kobe, Kyoto, Fusan, Tokyo, Seoul, Dalney, Mukden, Shanghaikwan, Nankou, Hankow, Peking and more. It includes descriptions and observations of the Great Wall, homes, landscapes, gardens, theatres, and more. A number of entries discuss religious establishments, processions and ceremonies of Shintoism, Buddhism and Methodism. The female author is not identified, however internal references reveal that this typescript was given to her travelling companion Kate Barrett, possibly referring to the philanthropist and social reformer Kate Waller Barrett (1857-1925).