John Caldwell Calhoun Newton photograph collection of Japanese Buddhism, circa 1888-1894

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.84-6
Creators:
Newton, John C. Calhoun, 1848-
Dates:
circa 1888-1894
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
11 mounted prints
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs collected by John C. Calhoun Newton during his tenure as a Methodist missionary in Japan. They include images of a stupa at the Toji temple ground, a bell at the Chion-in temple, and scroll paintings depicting the Buddha, Seisho-ko (General Kato Kiyomasa), Shinto gods based on Buddhist deities, Buddhist disciples, and part of a text containing Buddha's last instructions. The original envelopes for the photograph cards, including name and address of print shop owner Okazaki Kazutada of Kyoto, are also available with the collection.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
John Caldwell Calhoun Newton (1848-1923) was a Methodist minister and missionary to Japan. He was born in South Carolina and educated at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Kentucky Military Institute, and Johns Hopkins University. After working as a minister in Kentucky and Virginia, he made his first trip to Japan in 1888-1897. There, he served as a faculty member and then dean of the theological school at the Kwansei Gakuin Union Mission College and Seminary in Kobe. He returned to Japan in 1903 and served as President of the Mission College from 1913-1923.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 84-6
,
USNM ACC 28096

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 84-6, John Caldwell Calhoun Newton photograph collection of Japanese Buddhism, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs donated by Newton in 1894 can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The William R. Perkins Library at Duke University holds Newton's papers from 1870-1931.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by John Caldwell Calhoun Newton to the United States National Museum in 1894 (accession 28096). Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by Chang-su Houchins of the Department of Anthropology, 1984.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Buddhas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buddhist temples Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buddhism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japanese Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buddhists Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/