Document ReferenceBu 60/16
TitleLetter from G. Buchanan, Yedo [Toyko], Japan, to Sir A. Buchanan; 14 Sep 1882.
Date14 September 1882
Extent10 ff
Content DescriptionThanks his father for speaking to Lord Granville on his behalf; states that he will leave in January and be home by the end of March; describes a recent trip, including the carriage and the length of journey; informs him he had been taking a course of vapour baths to cure a 'skin eruption' and describes the ardours of enduring this treatment; his stay was uneventful until the Italian Chargé d'Affaires and his establishment arrived; describes their outings in detail; George travelled on to Omama; describes being harassed by small children; he moved on to travel in the surrounding woods and mountains until being recalled to Tokio [Tokyo]; states he had been unwell on his return but was now recovering.

States that he was busy in the Chancery as Korea had 'proved itself a second Egypt to Oriental diplomatists'; relates details of violence in Korea against their Royal family, and towards the Japanese Legation by the Anti-foreign party; details events leading to possibility of settlement with Anti-foreign party; sends his love to Lady Buchanan; looks forward to seeing them both soon.
Termpolitics, Japanese, Anti-Foreign Party
medical treatments, vapour baths
travel, Japan
civil disorder, Korea 1882
medical conditions, skin eruptions

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6233Buchanan; Georgiana E. (-1904); Lady Buchanan; née Stuart 2nd wife of Andrew Buchanan-1904
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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