Letter from Ernest Satow to Bernard Quaritch with which he is sending a cheque to cover his outstanding balance with the bookseller. He writes that Quaritch has a very interesting Japan catalogue and that he may have to buy some of them. Handwritten, 3 sides, dated 26 July 1899.
Letter from Ernest Satow to Bernard Quaritch
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- ReferenceGB 891 BQ/8
- Dates of Creation26th Jul 1899
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Ernest Mason Satow was born in London and educated at Mill Hill School and University College, London. Satow was an exceptional linguist, an energetic traveller, a writer of travel guidebooks, a dictionary compiler, a mountaineer, a keen botanist, and a major collector of Japanese books and manuscripts on all kinds of subjects. He served in Japan and China as a diplomat and was Britain's second plenipotentiary at the Second Hague Peace Conference.