The collection document the activities of C.F. Chase, an American mining engineer in Suan, Korea in the early 1900s. The papers consist of a ledger, letters, and a few photographs/postcards. Over 130 pages in length, the ledger covers the financial side of Chase's life in Korea, and it shows the firms with which he transacted business. The ledger contains carbon copies of some of Chase's letters, which discuss the progress at the ore mine. The other letters mostly concern an adoption case. The photographs/postards are of Japanese and South Asian women. The collection, a glimpse into U.S.- Korean relations in the first decade of the twentieth century, is contained in one archival box.
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0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Gift of Paul F. Betz, 1999.
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository