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Document ReferenceBu 60/10
TitleLetter from G. Buchanan, Yedo [Tokyo], Japan, to Sir A. Buchanan; 17 May 1881.
Date17 May 1881
Extent4 ff
LevelPiece
Content DescriptionInforms him that the weather was becoming hot and that he was sorry to learn of the deaths of Lord Seafield and Lord Caithness; supposes he and Lady Buchanan had 'migrated south'; states that he hoped to get away on a walking tour before the real heat began; details racing of his Japanese and Chinese ponies; his best China pony lost a race having been 'disgracefully fouled by a Japanese Jockey'; his complaint was disallowed by the stewards; informs him he had ridden as a jockey himself in three races and details his success in each race; reports that he had heard of many moves in the diplomatic service but was sure it was not yet his time; states he had not heard from the family recently; sends his love to Lady Buchanan and hopes she had received the furs.
Termanimals, horses
trade, fur
travel, Japan
sports, horse racing
appointments, diplomatic
occupations and professions, jockey
climate, Japanese

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6233Buchanan; Georgiana E. (-1904); Lady Buchanan; née Stuart 2nd wife of Andrew Buchanan-1904
NA5995Sinclair; James (1821-1881); 14th Earl of Caithness1821-1881
NA6402Grant; John C. Ogilvie (1815-1881); 7th Earl of Seafield1815-1881
NA6483Buchanan; George W. (1854-1924); Sir; 5th son of Andrew Buchanan and diplomat1854-1924
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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