Register of the James A. Rabbitt Papers, 1895-1969

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Register of the James A. Rabbitt Papers, 1895-1969

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
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  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: James A. Rabbitt Papers,
Dates: 1895-1969
Collection Number: 71005
Creator: Rabbitt, James Aloysius, 1877-1969
Collection Size: 61 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box ((26.35 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, memoirs, lectures, reports, surveys, patents, clippings, sketches, and photographs, relating to economic, scientific, and technological developments in the mining and metallurgical industries of China, Japan, and the Far East, with emphasis on nickel alloys, China labor and dockyard projects, cultivation of rice in Japan, and related governmental policies of China and Japan.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1971.

Accruals

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Access Points

Agriculture--Japan
Engineering--China
Mines and mineral resources--China
Mines and mineral resources--East Asia
Mines and mineral resources--Japan
Nickel mines and mining
China
East Asia
Japan
Engineers


Container List

Box 1

Journal, 1913.

 

Daybook, 1918.

 

General correspondence - 1901, 1903, 1909-1910, 1912, 1914 1916.

 

Correspondence, Rabbitt to Roland S. Morris, 1918-1919 re control of exports to Japan.

Box 2

Correspondence, A-B - 1930-1931.

 

Correspondence, C-H - 1930-1931.

Box 3

Correspondence, I - 1930-1931.

 

Correspondence, J-M - 1930-1931.

Box 4

Correspondence, N - 1930-1931.

 

Correspondence, O-Z - 1930-1931.

Box 5

Correspondence, - 1932.

 

Correspondence, May-December 1932 - Chronological outward file.

 

Correspondence, 1932-1933.

Box 6

Correspondence, 1932-1933, general and legal between J. A. Rabbitt and Mitsui Company, Ltd. Japan re commercial agreements.

 

Correspondence, 1932, between J. A. Rabbitt and Asano Bussan Company, Japan, re termination of trade with Asano.

Box 7

Correspondence, January-June, 1933 - Chronological outward file.

 

Correspondence, July-December, 1933 - Chronological outward file.

Box 8

Correspondence, 1933, re China chemical industries and nickel agency in Manchuria. Also some Japanese agency correspondence.

 

Correspondence, American European trip, 1934.

Box 9

Correspondence, 1934 - Chronological file.

 

Correspondence, 1935 - Chronological commercial file.

 

Correspondence, A-Z - 1935, commercial.

 

Correspondence, 1936 - Chronological commercial file.

Box 10

Correspondence, A-L - 1936, American European trip.

Box 11

Correspondence, Mitsui-Z - 1936, American European trip.

 

Correspondence, 1937 - Commercial chronological file.

Box 12

Correspondence, A-Z - 1937.

 

Correspondence, 1938 - Commercial chronological file.

 

Correspondence, A-Z - 1939.

Box 13

Correspondence, 1939 - Commercial chronological file.

Box 14

Correspondence, 1942; 1948-1951.

 

Correspondence, 1948-1952.

Box 15

Engineering career 1902-1955,

Physical Description: 1 folder.
 

General career material,

Physical Description: 1 folder.
 

General career material,

Physical Description: 1 scrapbook.
 

Outline draft material for a biography entitled Yankee Engineer in Asia.

Box 16

Material for a biography entitled Yankee Engineer in Asia. 23 vols. as follows (this material is comprised mainly of daily business correspondence):

 

Volume 1, 1885-1902 - Missing.

 

Volume 2, 1902-1917 - Folder I.

 

Volume 2, 1902-1917 - Folder II. Includes patents data - aeroplane, talking machine motor, improvement of tires.

Box 17

Volume 3, 1918-1920 - Folder I.

 

Volume 3, 1918-1920 - Folder II.

Box 18

Volume 4, 1920-1922 - Folder I.

 

Volume 4, 1920-1922 - Folder II.

Box 19

Volume 5, 1923-1924 - Folder I.

 

Volume 5, 1923-1924 - Folder II.

Box 20

Volume 6, 1925-1929.

 

Volume 7, 1929-1931.

 

Volume 8, 1931-1941 - Folder I.

Box 21

Volume 8, 1931-1941 - Folder II.

 

Volume 8, 1931-1941 - Folder III.

 

Volume 9, 1942-1944.

 

Volumes 10-11, 1945-1949.

Box 22

Volume 12, 1950-1952.

 

Volume 13, 1952-1969 - Correspondence.

 

Volume 14 - Missing.

 

Volume 15 - Missing.

 

Volumes 16-17, ca. 1923 - China and Japan newspaper clippings.

 

Volume 18, 1921-1923 - Canton newsclippings re Sun Yat-sen.

 

Same as 36 f., 1922-1923.

Box 23

Same as 36 g.

 

Same as 37 a.

 

Volume 19 - Missing.

 

Volume 19 - Missing.

Box 24

Volume 21, ca. 1922, China projects, correspondence: Charter for Canton outer harbor and dockyard project; Proposed change in railway building policy, government of the province of Kwangtung, China; Kwangtung Provincial Service Commission.

 

Volumes 22-23, 1921-1924 - 4 folders. J. A. Rabbitt Engineering Corporation - correspondence and papers.

Box 25

Short stories, articles, and lectures by J. A. Rabbitt:

 

Prolonged Youth.

 

Tea Leaves - Philosophy of a Yankee Engineer.

 

Why I Like Japan.

 

History of Japan Under the Shoguns, 1603-1868.

 

Historical Background of Government in Japan, April 1941.

Box 26

The Economic Orientation of the Far-Eastern Crisis, July-August, 1941, (file marked confidential).

 

Economic studies of Japan, China, and the Far East.

 

Mining and Metallurgy of Nickel.

 

Asis's Industrial Potential: A Survey (folder 1).

Box 27

Asia's Industrial Potential: A Survey (folder 1).

 

Asia's Industrial Potential: A Survey (copy 2).

 

Australia's Industrial Potential: A Survey.

Box 28

China's Industrial Potential: A Survey (folder 1).

 

China's Industrial Potential: A Survey (appendices - folder 2).

 

Formosa and Korea's Industrial Potential: A Survey.

 

India's Industrial Potential: A Survey.

Box 29

Japan's Industrial Potential: A Survey (Volume 1).

 

Japan's Industrial Potential: A Survey (Volume 2).

Box 30

Southeast Asia's Industrial Potential: A Survey - French Indo-China; Netherlands East Indies; Java; Malaysia; Siam.

 

Southwest Asia's Industrial Potential: A Survey.

 

Philippine's Industrial Potential.

 

Soviet Union Industrial Potential: A Survey (Volume 1).

 

Soviet Union Industrial Potential: A Survey (Volume 2).

Box 31

Japan's Economic Position.

 

Japan Food Review.

 

Nickel and Economic Civilization.

 

Four Days at the Huntington Rolling Mills.

 

Preparatory Work for Japan (nickel).

 

Mining, Smelting, Refining, Rolling and Applications of Nickel, 1930-1931

Physical Description: (2 copies).
 

Miscellaneous articles on iron, nickel, and steel.

Box 32

General correspondence regarding peppermint leaves and Menthol data.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
 

Rice in the Cultural Life of the Japanese, by J. A. Rabbitt.

 

Rice riots in Japan, 1918-1919.

 

Translation of Naoji Suzuki's Bibliography on Rice.

Box 33

Data on rice (1938)

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 34

Rice in Japan, miscellaneous - Folder I.

 

Rice in Japan, miscellaneous - Folder II.

 

Rice in Japan, miscellaneous - Folder III.

 

News clippings on rice in Japan, 1939-1940 - Folder I.

Box 35

News clippings on rice in Japan, 1938-1940 - Folder II.

 

News clippings on rice in Japan, 1939-1940 - Folder III.

 

Miscellaneous articles, agricultural problems, farm machinery, food review.

Box 36

History of the Japanese Tea Industry.

 

Lectures on tea.

 

Newspaper clippings on silk and tea.

 

Materials re iron and steel production in Japan.

 

History, lectures and articles on the Japanese silk industry.

Box 37

Trailing the Moon (poems).

 

War Department, Military Intelligence Division, New York Office, History and Operational Manual (ca. 1944, no author). (RESTRICTED).

 

Rehabilitation of the Mining Industry in the Philippines, by H. Foster Bain.

Box 38

Surveys of the Industries of Japan - 10 volumes, 2 appendices, and 1 supplement as follows:

 

Volume 1 - Textiles.

Box 39

Volume 2 - Chemical Group of the Chemical Industry.

 

Volume 2 (appendix) - Chemical Group of the Chemical Industry.

Box 40

Volume 3 - Dyes, Paints, Oils, Fats, Petroleum, and Toilet Articles.

 

Volume 4 - Cement, Porcelain, Glass, Bricks.

Box 41

Volume 5 - Rubber, Leather, Paper, Celluloid, Explosives, and Matches.

 

Volume 6 - Beverages, Sake, Beer, Soy, Miso, Vinegar, Wines, Liquors and Soft Drinks.

Box 42

Volume 7 -. Canning, Salt, Fisheries, Ice and Refrigeration.

Box 43

Volume 8 - Dairies, Stock Farms, Agricultural Products, Sugar, Confectionery, Tea, and Tobacco.

Box 44

Volume 6,7,8 (appendices) - Food Stuffs.

Box 45

Volume 9 - Mining - Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Iron, Coal, Oil, and Sulphur.

Box 46

Volume 10 - Metals - Iron, Steel, Copper, Zinc, Brass, Lead, Alloys, Castings, Bolts, Nuts, Chains, Plating, etc.

Box 47

Volume 9, 10 (appendices) - Mining and Metals.

Box 48

Supplement A - Trade and Industrial Leaders.

Box 49

J. A. Rabbitt - Reports and Surveys:

 

Canton Delta and West River Railways Project, Preliminary Report. October, 1921.

 

Canton City Waterfront and Inner Harbor Improvements. May, 1921.

Box 50

Canton Outer Harbor and Dockyard Development. October 1921.

 

Hakata-Wan Harbor and Daibu Railway Project, 1924.

 

Hakata-Wan Harbor and Daibu Railway Project. Appendix to report, 1924.

Box 51

War Trade Board - economic reports, 1918.

 

Monthly Trade Reports: Japan Trade and Economic Letters, 1934-35.

 

Monthly Trade Reports: Japan Trade and Economic Letters, 1936.

Box 52

Monthly Commercial Reports, 1935.

 

Monthly Commercial Reports, 1936.

Box 53

Monthly Activity Reports - Japanese Bureaus, 1936.

 

Monthly Activity Reports - Japanese Bureaus, 1937.

 

Scientific and Technological Societies of Japan, SCAP report.

 

Japanese Engineering and Scientific Societies, J.A.R. memo #6.

Box 54

Ductile Cast Iron in Japan. Report.

 

Ductile Cast Iron in Japan. Supplement to memo #8. May 1950.

 

Ductile Cast Iron in Japan. Appendix to memo #8 and supplement. June, 1950.

 

Commercial Distribution of Nickel in Japan, 1938.

 

Nickel Deposits in Japan and Korea. 1932-1933.

Box 55

Commercial Distrubution of Nickel in Japan, 1937.

 

Nickel News and reports, 1936-1937.

Box 56

Rotary Steel Process and Casting Machines.

 

Miscellaneous reports on steel.

 

Industrial Reparations Survey of Japan to the United States, February, 1948. C. M. Muchnic.

 

Material on China's iron and steel industry ore sites, coal fields and coal mines.

Box 57

Miscellaneous newsclippings and articles, mainly on Far East metal industries.

 

Miscellaneous personal memorabilia.

 

J. A. Rabbitt, pen and ink sketches. ca. 1895.

 

Miscellaneous personal photographs.

Box 58

Guest books (3), 1933-1941 (including photographs of the Japanese residence of the Rabbitts).

Box 59

China and Japan photograph album (5) 1895-1930's, as follows:

Box 60

J. A. Rabbitt, 1895-, Rabbitt family and residence ca. 1909, working model of aeroplane, scenes of Japanese countryside and rivers, buildings damaged by the military.

 

China ca. 1920-1923. Chinese graveyard, schoolroom and children, Canton arsenal after being destroyed by General Ma Chai ca. 1921, Shanghai street scenes, 1923.

Box 61

Hong Kong and vicinity, 1930's; photographs of rice culture and cultivation in Japan; sketches; photos of tea flowers.

Box Map cabinet on floor 10

1 package of J. A. Rabbitt diplomas, awards, etc. (12).