MS 7338 Decree against Christianity before the revolution (Meiji Restoration)

Collection ID:
March 1868
Physical Description:
2 Sheets

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7338

Local Note
Local Note
Data furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology. Mrs. Houchins states "the issue date given in the original decree is Keiō yonen sangatsu (the third month in the fourth year of the Keiō period--March, 1868). Technically "return to the old monarchy" was proclaimed in January 1868, but the proclamation of Meiji, the new reign period was made in October. In the translation, by order of Inugami Prefecture should be corrected to read by order of the Inukami District [Shiga Department, now Shiga Prefecture]."
Local Note
Photographic copy of a manuscript document

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7338, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Sent to the museum by Rev. J. C. Calhoun Newton, Kansai Gakuin, Kobe, Japan, 1894. Transferred to the archives from the artifactual collection by Chang-su Houchins, July 1983.

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