Records and Reminiscences; Selected from "My Reminiscences" and "Old Diaries"

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...of this place, or be taken miles in the jinrikisha (a little two-wheeled carriage, drawn by a man in the traces), without seeing anything more European than a Japanese lady wearing a 'billy-cock' hat." The Trans-Pacific voyage was most uneventful. On landing at San Francisco the custom-house officers made a ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...of this place, or be taken miles in the jinrikisha (a little two-wheeled carriage, drawn by a man in the traces), without seeing anything more European than a Japanese lady wearing a 'billy-cock' hat." The Trans-Pacific voyage was most uneventful. On landing at San Francisco the custom-house officers made a strict search of our luggage; and although they inspected our Japanese purchases, they confiscated nothing, nor did they make us pay a cent, of duty on them. I found myself, on going to the Palace Hotel, in the very same room that I had occupied six months before. The same afternoon I left 'Frisco on an expedition to the Yosemite Valley. "$th October.--Hotel Brunswick, New York. Here I am back again after an absence of nearly seven months. I made the acquaintance of a young American naval lieutenant, en route for Albany. We spent a pleasant day at his father's, Admiral Strong's, home. From young Strong I learnt the sad news of my friend Harry Montagu's sudden death at San Francisco in August. I had looked forward to seeing him again on reaching New York, but it was not to be. New York had gone into mourning for the bright, handsome young actor so suddenly cut off. It was during this, my second short stay at New York, that I made the acquaintance, and I hope the lasting friendship, of one of the most delightful, and of the kindest and most generous of human beings,' Uncle Sam,' or, as I dubbed him,'Jupiter Ammon,' or, as he is officially known, Samuel Ward, Esq., poet, politician, and prince of good fellows. Writing to me on my return to England, and referring to Uncle Sam, Rosebery says: 'It is quite a liberal education to know him, and it is worth having gone round the world to be rewarded by his acquaintance at the journey's end'; a sentiment...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150698620
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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