Finding Aid for the Arai Family Papers, 1877-1972

Processed by Michiko Yoneda, Nancy Araki, Grace Murakami, Dan Luckenbill and Amy Shung-Gee Wong; machine-readable finding aid created by Genie Guerard and Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Area, Interdisciplinary, and Ethnic Studies--Asian American Studies Geographical (By Place)--United States Arts and Humanities--Art--Photography

Finding Aid for the Arai Family Papers, 1877-1972

Collection number: 1254

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
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Processed by:
Michiko Yoneda, June 1980
Additions processed by:
Nancy Araki and Grace Murakami - Japanese American National Museum, 2 July 1991. Dan Luckenbill and Amy Shung-Gee Wong, 18 April 1998.
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
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Online finding aid edited by:
Amy Shung-Gee Wong, March 2001
Funding:
This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Arai Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1877-1972
Collection number: 1254
Creator: Arai family
Extent: 69 boxes (34.5 linear ft.) 6 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ryichir Arai was born in 1855 and came to New York in 1876 to start the direct export of silk. Ryichir Arai, Toyo Morimura, and Morimoto Sato were founders of Japanese American Trade, and they promoted closer relations between Japan and the United States. Yoneo Arai, son of Ryichir Arai, has served as Resident Representative of The Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Company, Ltd. United States Fire Branch, a director of Japan Society, Vice president of the Japan Society, and Chairman of the Board, Yamaichi Securities Company of New York., Inc. The collection consists of personal and business papers of Ryichir Arai and his son, Yoneo Arai. They also include Arai family photographs. Portions of this collection are in Japanese.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Yoneo Arai, 1979.

Funding

This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arai Family Papers (Collection 1254). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Ryichir Arai was born in 1855 in Japan; he came to the United States in 1876 and settled in New York City as a founder of the silk export trade between the United States and Japan; his son, Yoneo Arai, graduated from Harvard in 1912 and was a banker; Yoneo Arai served as resident representative of the Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Company, Ltd. United States Fire Branch, vice president of the Japan Society, and Chairman of the Board, Yamaichi Securities Company of New York, Inc.

Additional Biographical Narrative

Ryichir Arai was born in 1855 and came to New York in 1876 to start the direct export of silk. Ryichir Arai, Toyo Morimura, and Morimoto Sato were founders of Japanese American Trade, and they promoted closer relations between Japan and the United States. Yoneo Arai, son of Ryichir Arai, has served as Resident Representative of The Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Company, Ltd. United States Fire Branch, a director of Japan Society, Vice president of the Japan Society, and Chairman of the Board, Yamaichi Securities Company of New York., Inc. The papers include Yoneo Arai's business letters, stock inventory, financial records, and personal letters to his family and friends. Also included are Arai family photographs.
by Michiko Yoneda, June 1980

Scope and Content

Collection consists of personal and business papers of Ryichir Arai and his son, Yoneo Arai. Ryichir Arai's correspondence between 1876 and 1881 relates to his work as a founder of the silk export trade between the United States and Japan. His personal letters to his brother and adoptive father span the years 1881-95. The collection also includes Yoneo Arai's business correspondence, stock inventory, financial records, and personal correspondence to family and friends. 7 boxes contain photographs, and additional photos are dispersed throughout the collection. Photographs include family portraits, panoramic photos of Japan (1870s-1880s), and photos of various civic events and organizations.
Portions of this collection are in Japanese.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Arai family--Archives.
Businessmen--New York (State)--New York--Archival resources.
Bankers--New York (State)--New York--Archival resources.
Japanese American families--New York (State)--New York--Archival resources.
Silk industry--United States.

Genres and Forms of Material

Family papers.
Business records.
Photographs.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Arai, Yoneo.
Arai, Ryichir, 1855-1939.

Related Material

Japanese American Research Project - Fading Footsteps of the Issei (Collection 2010)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Boxes [1-64 &], Oversize Boxes [65-69]

Files

Box 1

Correspondence - Friends, 1969.

Box 1

Miscellaneous, 1969.

Box 1

Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1969.

Box 1

Retired persons, 1969.

Box 1

Retirement projects, 1968-69.

Box 1

MA [Mitsu Arai] file, 1969.

Box 1

Bridge, 1971.

Box 1

Clippings, 1969.

Box 1

Correspondence - Family, 1969.

Box 1

Merrill Lynch, 1971.

Box 1

Bills paid, 1971.

Box 1

Insurance (health).

Box 1

Merrill Lynch Pierce.

Box 1

Fenner & Smith, 1970.

Box 1

600 Summer St. Stanford.

Box 1

Insurance-Mony.

Box 1

Equit & Much.

Box 1

Putnam Trust, 1970.

Box 2

Yamaichi Securities Company, Ltd., 1970 & 1971.

Box 2

GPU (General Public Utilities) important correspondence, 1969-72.

Box 2

Bills paid, 1972.

Box 2

Yamaichi-Japan Account, 1970.

Box 2

Connecticut & California Laws - Bank sets.

Box 2

Federal Estate & Gift Taxes, 1971.

Box 2

Yamaichi, 1962.

Box 2

Yamaichi-Japan Yen account & Miscellaneous personal, 1970.

Box 2

Yamaichi-New York, 1970.

Box 2

Yoneo Arai & MA [Mitsu Arai] current financial positions, 1966-69.

Box 2

Financial, October 1957 - January 1958.

Box 2

MA [Mitsu Arai] & Yoneo Arai investments, 1951-56.

Box 2

Putnam Trust Yoneo Arai Trustee account, 1970.

Box 3

Putnam Trust & Merrill Lynch MA [Mitsu Arai] Trustee, 1970.

Box 3

Personal - Financial general, 1956.

Box 3

Bills paid, 1958.

Box 3

Bills payable, 1949.

Box 3

Bills paid, 1954.

Box 3

Financial, 1955.

Box 3

Financial, 1958.

Box 3

Yoneo Arai Personal - Financial, 1953-55.

Box 3

Financial, 1956.

Box 3

Yoneo Arai Business - Personal, 1955-56.

Box 3

Bills paid, 1970.

Box 3

Financial, 1949-54.

Box 3

Personal - Financial, 1947.

Box 3

Financial - Miscellaneous, 1937.

Box 3

Loomis MA [Mitsu Arai] Financial - Miscellaneous, 1939-40.

Box 3

Financial - Miscellaneous, 1938.

Box 3

Yoneo Arai & MA [Mitsu Arai] miscellaneous finance, 1935.

Box 4

Ring binder of lecture notes for Salesman's class (November 21, 1928-February 28, 1929).

Box 4

MA [Mitsu Arai] special account Harris Upham & Strauss Bros., 1935.

Box 4

Strauss Bros., 1937 & 1938.

Box 4

MA [Mitsu Arai] special account, 1936 & 1937.

Box 4

Ads & circulars (Yamaichi) stock journal, 1961.

Box 4

Harris Upham, 1938 & 1959-61.

Box 4

Irving Trust, 1937 & 1938.

Box 4

Merrill Lynch, 1960 & 1961.

Box 4

Brokers & Bank account.

Box 4

Putnam Trust, 1959 & 1960.

Box 5

Merrill Lynch, 1952-59.

Box 5

Harris Upham, 1952 & 1954-58.

Box 5

Putnam Trust, 1953, 1957 & 1958.

Box 5

Fiduciary Trust, 1952-57.

Box 6

Fiduciary Trust, 1950 & 1951.

Box 6

Merrill Lynch, 1949-51.

Box 6

Harris Upham: 1950 & 1951 (Ryichir Arai), 1940-49 (MA [Mitsu Arai] & Yoneo Arai), 1939 (MA [Mitsu Arai]).

Box 6

Strauss Bros.: 1941 (MA [Mitsu Arai] & Ryichir Arai), 1939 & 1940 (TA).

Box 6

Irving Trust, 1939 (MA [Mitsu Arai]).

Box 6

Starkweather & Company, 1949 (MA [Mitsu Arai] & Yoneo Arai).

Box 6

Putnam Trust, 1947, 1948 (Yoneo Arai), 1949.

Box 7

Strauss Bros., 1939 (MA [Mitsu Arai]).

Box 7

Harris Upham, 1942-48 (Ryichir Arai).

Box 7

Pearl & Company, 1934 (MA [Mitsu Arai] spl).

Box 7

Found loose: Tokyo Hilton, maps of Japan, articles, art book, Tokyo Olympics (1964).

Box 8

Japanese culture - Kyoto, Nagoya, tour guides, flower arrangement book, Garden club, art book, postcards.

Box 9

Japan tour, Certificate, pictures, understanding Japan.

Box 10

Bank of Tokio Trust Co.

 

Financial statements bylaw, 1955-56.

 

Correspondence, 1955-56.

 

Minutes of meetings, 1955-66.

Box 11

Banks - Japan, 1969-70.

Box 11

Bank of Tokio - Personal, 1969.

Box 11

Examination of the Bank of Tokio Trust & Company, 1958-59, 1961, 1966 & 1971.

Box 11

Bank of Tokio Trust Company, 1971 & 1972.

Box 11

Securities, 1950.

Box 11

Financial, 1950.

Box 11

Uji Movie Film Company, 1948-50.

Box 11

Personal, 1950.

Box 12

Personal - General, 1950.

Box 12

Personal, 1948-49.

Box 12

Fish Oil, 1949.

Box 12

Insurance data, 1949.

Box 12

Glen Avon Home, 1947-48.

Box 12

Glen Avon Drive Building, 1947-48.

Box 12

Personal, 1946 & 1947.

Box 12

Glen Avon Drive Home plan, 1947.

Box 13

Personal letters, 1940-45.

Box 13

General Investment Company, 1941.

Box 14

Personal letters, 1934-39.

Box 14

Investment counsel, 1932-33.

Box 14

Personal - Financial, 1937.

Box 15

Seiichiro Iwasaki, 1929-31, 1933-35, 1938 & 1949.

Box 15

Kashiwagi account, 1929-31.

Box 15

Kashiwagi, 1938.

Box 15

Kashiwagi & Iwasaki, 1941-44.

Box 15

Yoneo Arai 80th Birthday (August 26, 1969).

Box 15

Yoneo Arai re decoration, 1969.

Box 15

Yoneo Arai & MA [Mitsu Arai] estate planning, 1969.

Box 15

Yoneo Arai miscellaneous, 1965.

Box 15

Medical, 1964.

Box 15

Yoneo Arai Medicare, 1970.

Box 15

Accidents, 1970.

Box 15

Correspondence - Family, 1971.

Box 15

Correspondence - MA [Mitsu Arai], 1971.

Box 16

Residence plans, 1964.

Box 16

Personal, 1965.

Box 16

1965 World Trip.

Box 16

Letters awaiting reply, 1964.

Box 16

Bills paid, 1965.

Box 16

Morimura Employee Funds, 1965.

Box 16

Gunma Bank.

Box 16

Harris Upham, 1966.

Box 16

Bank of Trust Company, 1967.

Box 16

Merrill Lynch, 1966.

Box 16

Putnam Trust Company, 1965-66.

Box 16

Yamaichi Yoneo Arai Investment correspondence, 1965-66.

Box 16

Mitsui Bank, 1966.

Box 16

Japanese society, 1962, 1963.

Box 16

Clippings, 1965-66.

Box 17

Financial - General, 1963.

Box 17

Yamaichi, 1954.

Box 17

Tokyo Marine, 1961-64.

Box 17

Personal Arai Family, 1966.

Box 17

Japan Society, 1962.

Box 17

Home maintenance.

Box 18

Articles, 1963-64.

Box 18

Personal - Miscellaneous, 1963-64.

Box 18

Kashiwagi, 1933-34 & 1937.

Box 18

Yoneo Arai Will revised, 1964.

Box 18

Congressional record (Masaoka - Ishikawa).

Box 18

Finance, 1964.

Box 18

Tailors tack master.

Box 18

Hilton, 1963-64.

Box 18

Selected file re Hilton, 1956-57.

Box 18

Imperial Hotel - Hilton, 1954.

Box 19

Letters to Giro Koike, 1956-57.

Box 19

Yamaichi Hilton, 1956-61.

Box 19

Hilton financing, 1954-58.

Box 19

Clippings, 1964.

Box 19

Old Wills.

Box 19

Retirement home.

Box 19

Japan Society Fund Raising Campaign, 1966-67.

Box 19

Japan Society, 1967-68.

Box 19

Japan Society Fund, 1969.

Box 19

Dextor French: August 1964-January 1965.

Box 20

Japan Society - re building & fund raising data, 1968.

Box 20

House, 1962-64.

Box 20

Bank of Tokyo.

Box 20

Miscellaneous.

Box 21

Japan Society.

Box 21

Inf. Stock investment (Yamaichi).

Box 21

Articles.

Box 21

Letters (awaiting reply).

Box 21

Ads & Circulars (electric) Japan utility company reports, 1962.

Box 22

Letters.

Box 22

Bills.

Box 22

General, 1964-65.

Box 22

Clippings, 1962.

Box 22

1963 World Trip.

Box 23

South Pacific travel data, 1961.

Box 23

General.

Box 23

Travel data, 1960.

Box 23

Yoneo Arai, 1945.

Box 23

Japan trip, 1961.

Box 23

Kosaka, 1962-63.

Box 23

In Japan - General, 1961.

Box 23

Personal, 1964.

Box 23

N.H. students & teacher - Yale, 1943-46.

Box 23

Packages to Japan, 1946-48.

Box 23

General - Miscellaneous, 1956.

Box 23

World Tour, 1957-58.

Box 23

Retired Men's Association, 1967.

Box 23

Personal, 1956.

Box 23

Health Insurance, 1958.

Box 23

Letters - awaiting reply, 1968.

Box 23

Personal correspondnece - Family & relatives, 1968.

Box 24

Correspondence.

 

Family re Pete, 1962-68.

 

Friends, 1967-68.

 

MA [Mitsu Arai], 1968.

 

Miscellaneous & reports, 1968.

Box 24

Retired Men's Association, 1967-68.

Box 24

St. George's School, 1966-68.

Box 24

Japan trip - Miscellaneous, 1967.

Box 24

Letters - Japan trip, 1967.

Box 24

Japan, 1967.

Box 24

General, 1967.

Box 24

Articles - Miscellaneous, 1959.

Box 24

Clippings - Memos, etc., 1966-67.

Box 24

Articles - Medical, 1962-63.

Box 24

Correspondence & memos, 1967.

 

Family Ryo, Louise grandchildren.

 

Miscellaneous.

 

Friends.

 

Relatives.

Box 24

Travel Expo '67.

Box 24

Harvard 1912 Reunion.

Box 25

Personal correspondence, 1951-52, 1966 & 1970.

Box 25

Harvard 1912 60th Reunion.

Box 25

Travel, 1965 & 1970.

Box 25

Clippings, 1971.

Box 25

Bills paid, 1960.

Box 25

Fox club, 1972.

Box 25

Fox club Drive, 1963.

Box 25

Japan History Report, 1970.

Box 25

Correspondence - Friends, 1970.

Box 26

St. George's School Fund, 1962-64.

Box 26

Financial, 1964.

Box 26

Salary, 1962.

Box 26

Harvard Reunion, 1962.

Box 26

Yoneo Arai & MA [Mitsu Arai] re investment holding, 1957-60.

Box 26

Yoneo Arai & MA [Mitsu Arai] Will, 1954, 1958 & 1959.

Box 26

Harvard Yenching Institute.

Box 26

High Fidelity, 1964.

Box 26

Yamaichi, 1964-65.

Box 26

Mitsui Bank, 1964-65.

Box 26

Putnam Trust, 1965.

Box 26

Merrill Lynch, 1965.

Box 26

Yoneo Arai Personal, 1935-52.

Box 26

American Express, 1965.

Box 26

Japan Society, 1964.

Box 26

Jenning file.

Box 27

Banks of Tokyo, 1955-56.

Box 27

Merrill Lynch, 1965.

Box 27

Strauss Bros. bonds to Japan, 1941.

Box 27

Inventory, 1941.

Box 27

Utility Company, 1936 (Assoc. Gas & Electric Company, 1933-35).

Box 27

Letters, 1952.

Box 27

Building, 1951.

Box 27

Taxation, Japan & the United States convention, 1957.

Box 27

Record bank, stock.

Box 27

Fox club, 1948.

Box 27

Personal letters, 1935, 1948-49 & 1955-56.

Box 28

General, 1958-60.

Box 28

Personal foreign correspondence Yoneo Arai, 1954-58.

Box 29

Yoneo Arai Personal - General, 1953-57.

Box 30

Yoneo Arai Personal - General, 1947-53.

Box 31

Standard Survey & Casualty Company, 1934-35 & 1940.

Box 31

Estate of Kenkichi Kagami.

Box 31

Marine Branch Data (Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Company, 1930-33 & 1941).

Box 31

Maynard Report on Prod. Policy.

Box 32

Fire branch (Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co.), 1935-.

Box 32

Income tax, 1931-37.

Box 32

MM custody.

Box 32

Irving Trust Company, 1936.

Box 33

Old Trust receipt Irving Trust Co.

Box 33

Banks Trust Co.

Box 33

Public National Bank.

Box 33

Pearl C.K.P. Ryichir Arai special account, 1932-33.

Box 33

Coombe, Kerr & Pratt.

Box 33

Bought, Sold.

Box 33

Miyo, 1928-36.

Box 33

MM's income tax, 1934.

Box 33

Irving Trust Co. rationing, 1933-.

Box 34

C.K.P., 1931-32.

Box 34

Financial - Miscellaneous Ryichir Arai, 1935.

Box 34

Strauss Bros., 1937.

Box 34

Harris Upham & Co. paper, 1936.

Box 34

Irving Trust Co. Harris Upham Report of Security, 1937 & 1938.

Box 34

Letters to Japan, 1934 & 1936.

Box 34

Letters from Japan, 1934-36.

Box 34

United States letters, 1934-36.

Box 34

Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co. investment data, 1934.

Box 35

Reports on Cotton & Marine Bus.

Box 35

A & C investment data, 1939.

Box 35

Marine & Cotton, 1935 & 1939.

Box 35

Fire Co.

Box 35

Financial plan, 1940.

Box 35

Finance Branch office, 1940.

Box 35

Two Standards Sale, 1940.

Box 35

Data from Japan, 1939.

Box 35

United States letters, 1941.

Box 35

Canadian Branches, 1941.

Box 35

Two Standards Sale, 1941.

Box 36

Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Company, Inland Marine Insurance - Mizusawa, Robert.

Box 36

Letters from Japan, 1941.

Box 36

Letters to Japan, 1941.

Box 36

Investment in Japan - Mitsubishi, 1954-58.

Box 37

Japanese stocks, Japan Investment (Mitsubishi Trust Co.), 1951-53.

Box 37

Japanese bond (1940-59).

Box 38

Personal - Financial re money bonds, 1956.

Box 38

Re Japan Investment, 1941-46.

Box 38

Morimura Bros. Benefit Fund, 1944-47.

Box 39

Toyo Spinning Co. (Textile industry).

Box 39

Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance.

Box 39

Personal records (1904).

Box 40

Checks (Irving Trust Co.), 1930-36.

Box 41

Scott Miyakawa - A History of the East Coast Japanese Americans, 1970.

Box 41

General, 1970-72.

Box 41

Walnau Creek, 1972.

Box 41

Correspondence - Family & friends, 1971.

Box 41

Banks - Brokers - Yoneo Arai & MA [Mitsu Arai] financial & medical.

Box 41

Medical, 1968-71.

Box 42

Correspondence - Family & friends, 1972.

Box 42

Clippings, 1972.

Box 42

Putnam Trust Company, 1972.

Box 42

Family letters.

Box 43

Business letters.

Box 43

Morimura, Arai & Co.

Box 43

1924 documents.

Box 43

Family correspondence, 1964-.

Box 44

Cards.

Box 44

Important references.

Box 44

Yokohama Ki-ito Kabushiki Kaisha.

Box 44

Morimura, Arai & Co.

Box 44

Morimura Trust Fund (Bank of Tokyo).

Box 44

Magazine clippings, 1956-57.

Box 44

Real estate.

Box 44

Ryo, 1964-65.

Boxes 45-47

Photographs (more detailed item description in Photographs section).

Box 48

Checks.

Box 48

Letters to Mr. Yoneo Arai, (1908).

Physical Description: (4 folders).
Box 49

Checks.

Box 49

Letters.

Physical Description: (5 folders).
Box 50

Letters, 1908.

Box 50

School papers - Geography, American History.

Box 50

Business financial statements, 1903.

Box 50

Painting on rice paper, Toy - top.

Box 51

Name cards (business).

Box 51

Photographs - friends.

Box 52

Business letters (July 1924-January 1925 & December 1927-May 1928).

Box 52

Y.K.K. Silk Deptartment closing account report (August 23, 1924-November 2, 1927).

Box 52

Letters to Y.S. Bank.

Box 52

Morimura, Arai & Co. (May 6, 1913-March 7, 1917).

Box 52

Article - Yoneo Arai.

Box 52

Clippings (January 1-November 17, 1923).

Box 52

I) Silk market, II) Statistic resource.

Box 52

Miscellaneous.

Box 53

FY Kitzmiller Sons Co. bankruptcy proceedings, in debt to Morimura, Arai & Company, 1923.

Box 53

FY Kitzmiller Sons Co. B.H.A. Hofmann's memos, 1928-30.

Box 53

Phoenix Silk Manufacturing Company Inc. (same as Paterson Silk Textile Institute) correspondence, 1927-38. Notary public Dissolution of the firm of Morimura, Arai & Co. January 16, 1925.

 

* 4 Postcards bids and offers for stocks and bonds in Phoenix Silk Manufacturing Co.

Physical Description: 2 × 4.
Box 53

FY Kitzmiller Sons Company financial papers.

Box 53

FY Kitzmiller Sons Co. correspondence, 1926-29.

Box 53

FY Kitzmiller Sons Co. credit memo, 1925-29.

Box 53

FY Kitzmiller Sons Co. correspondence, 1930-37.

Box 53

Investment rice farm in Texas, June 11, 1909. Report to Mr. Arai and Associates evaluating R. Onishi's bookkeeping and suggesting new methods, by unknown person (prob and accountant).

Physical Description: 11pp. Typed.
Box 53

Imperial Brush Co. (Osaka Seigyo Kaisha).

Box 53

Imperial Brush Company correspondence, 1902 & 1905.

Box 53

Osaka Seigyo Kaisha agreement, 1895.

Box 53

Imperial Brush Co. agreement between Ryichir Arai and Richard Von Briessen of New York City firm of Arai and Briessen, and J. Funnell Christian of London, England, April 1912.

Box 53

Frank F. Pels Company, Inc. correspondence re mortgage interest, memos, financial statements, 1930-38.

Box 53

Frank F. Pels Company, Inc. credit memo, 1927-28.

Box 53

Frank F. Pels Company, Inc. Hofmann's memo, 1930-32.

Box 53

Frank F. Pels Company, Inc. financial statements, 1931-37.

Box 53

* Paterson Silk Textile Institute (same as Phoenix Silk Manufacturing Company Inc.) Certificate of Incorporation, 1902, (Arai Ryichir, Incorporator).

Box 53

Pennsylvania Textile Company, 1926-35 reports to creditors, B.H.A. Hofmann (Arai's broker, accountant?).

Box 54

Phoenix Silk Manufacturing Company, Inc.

 

Credit memos, 1928 & 1934.

 

B.H.A. Hofmann's memo, 1927-36.

 

Bankruptcy proceeding.

 

Credit memo, 1926-27.

 

Agreements, 1925-31.

Box 54

Putney, Twombly & Hall Attorneys at Law.

Box 54

Rossville Silk Mills, 1924-30.

Box 54

Nathan & Louis Taback vs. Morimura, Arai & Co.

Box 54

Ellsworth L. Williams, 1926-29.

Box 54

Companies in which Arai Ryichir was interested or involved, 1917.

Box 54

Arai Ryichir financial statement (August 1926).

Box 54

Miscellaneous papers.

Box 54

Sendai Hagi The Industrial Transition in Japan, n.d..

Box 54

Reference material.

Box 54

Statistics, 1924.

Box 54

Financial records & statements (Phoenix Silk Manufacturing Co.), 1926-34.

Box 55

Hoshino family tree & history.

Box 55

Published materials on the Hoshino & Arai families.

Box 55

Correspondence.

Box 55

Relatives.

Box 55

Otake Shoji, 1908-09.

Box 55

Arai Yoneo, 1917.

Box 55

Morimura Ichizaemon.

Box 55

Morimura Yasue.

Box 55

Murai Yasutaka.

Box 55

Kakiage Junshiro, 1904-11.

Box 55

Morimura Kaisaku, (1895, 1910, 1911 & 1914).

Box 55

Personal, addressed Arai Ryichir.

Box 55

Kiku Arai, 1895.

Box 55

Arai Ryichir, 1915-17.

Box 55

Shibusawa Eiichi.

Box 55

Matsukata Shokuma.

Box 55

Unidentified.

Box 55

Private Investigaton's report re Matsukata Family, 1911.

Box 55

Miyo Arai personal papers.

 

* 3 Report cards from Ingleside School, May-December 1910.

Physical Description: (5 × 8).
 

Health/physical condition card, October-May 1910.

Physical Description: (3 × 7).
Box 55

Arai Ryichir.

Box 55

Personal History.

Box 55

Drafts of letters.

Box 55

Travel, 1910.

 

* Passenger list for TKK SS Shinyo Maru, Yokohama to San Francisco via Honolulu, September 21, 1912.

Physical Description: (5 × 4 folded).
 

Bill from Grands Magisins du Louvre, 1910.

Physical Description: (4 × 8).
 

Bill from Hotel des Champs Elysees (2).

Physical Description: (9 × 12).
Box 55

Golf.

Box 55

Personal financial papers, 1893-1909.

Box 55

Holy Cross Gold Mining & Mining Co.

 

* 3 stock certificates for Ryichir Arai, 1896-97.

Physical Description: (8 × 11).
Box 55

Bank statements, 1935-36.

Box 55

Morimura & Co. (Morimura Bank) statements, 1885-1914.

Box 55

Memo: 1904-05 financial statement.

 

* Memo book from Higeta Soy (Shoyu Brewery).

Physical Description: (3 × 4).
Box 55

Memorabilia.

 

* Guest list of reception for Emperor's birthday at the Plaza (New York) by Consul General and Madame K Midzuno, November 3, 1910.

Physical Description: (11 × 15).
 

* Kobe Golf Club score card (blank).

Physical Description: (2 × 5 folded).
 

Bill from Hotel d'Europe S.A. St. Petersbourg.

Physical Description: (8 × 15).
Box 55

Commendation, 1924.

Box 56

Correspondence relating to Miyo Arai's engagement.

Box 56

Arai Yoneo decoration, 1968.

Box 56

Personal papers.

Box 56

Documents relating to the land in Hayama.

Box 56

Arai residence plan in Tokyo.

Box 56

Correspondence re Hoshino family & their lands, 1898-1912.

Box 56

Powers of Attorney.

 

Yoneo Arai appointed Ryichir Arai his attorney, April 27, 1923.

 

Tadzu Arai appointed Yoneo Arai his attorney while at United States Consul in Yokohama, March 26, 1921.

Box 56

Documents relating to the holding and management of the lands possessed by the Arai Family.

Box 56

IOU's Hoshino, 1898-1912.

Box 56

Documents relating to the lands belonging to the Hoshino family, 1890-1910.

Box 56

Financial records.

Box 56

Riverside Property Testaments (Putnam Trust Company).

 

Mortgage Deed, March 3, 1922, Yoneo Arai in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Physical Description: (8 × 17, 4pp.).
 

Promissory Note, April 10, 1930, for 50,000 yen to Yokohama Specie Bank signed by T. Ushiba, Yoneo Arai's attorney.

Physical Description: (3 × 9).
Box 56

Insurance.

Box 57

Sample skein of raw silk, 1877.

Box 57

Doshin Kaisha.

 

Agreement.

 

Dissolution of partnership, 1894 (Takaki Co.).

 

Correspondence, Arai to Takaki, 1886.

 

Correspondence, Morimura Toyo. 1885?

 

Miscellaneous statements.

Box 57

Morimura, Arai & Co.

Box 57

Correspondence, Knevals E. Perry (Attorney at Law), 1898-1900.

Box 57

Partnership agreement, October 1893 & November 1894.

 

* Between Yaskata Murai, Richard Von Briessen and Ryichir Arai under firm name Morimura, Arai & Co..

Physical Description: (8 × 14, 4pp.).
 

Yokohama Ki-ito Kaisha, Ltd. Charter, 1915.

Physical Description: (8 × 14, 6pp. typed).
Box 57

Financial reports, 1916.

Box 57

Yokohama Ki-ito Kaisha, Ltd. and Morimura, Arai & Co.: 1883-1935.

 

Miscellaneous, financial records & statements.

 

Arai Ryichir financial Deeds.

Box 57

Yokohama Ki-ito Kaisha, Ltd.

 

Partners, 1898-1912.

 

Charter, 1915.

 

Partnership agreement, 1900-15.

 

Powers of Attorney, 1894-1912.

 

Partnership agreement (November 1894).

 

Agreement loan: Arai Ryichir, 1897.

 

Agreement: re bank loan, 1904.

Box 57

Nippon Ki-ito Kaisha Ltd. agreements.

Box 57

Yokohama Ki-ito Kaisha, Ltd.

Box 57

Agreement (copies).

Box 57

Agreement, draft, n.d. & 1904.

Box 57

Dissolution, 1925.

Box 57

Correspondence.

 

ca. 1900-17.

 

Arakawa, 1907-09.

 

Sato, 1900-18.

Box 57

According records, 1917-18.

Box 58

Yokohama Ki-ito Kaisha, Ltd. various reports.

Box 58

Yokohama Ki-ito Kaisha, Ltd. circulars.

Box 58

Loans from Morimura Bank, 1904.

Box 58

Establishment, 1915.

Box 58

List of employees, 1917.

Box 58

Rules and Regulations, 1915 & 1924.

Box 58

Special Report, March 20, 1920.

Box 58

Agreement on the Sale of the Dale Mill, Peterson, New Jersey, February 1894.

Box 58

Report on Earthquake Damages, 1923.

Box 58

Correspondence regarding Liquidation.

Box 58

Liquidation.

 

Machine Department.

 

Cotton Department.

Box 58

Correspondence.

 

Liquidation - Ushiba Tetsuro, 1934-35.

 

Hofman, 1935.

Box 58

Various financial reports, 1923 & 1924.

Box 58

Arai's personal memos.

Box 58

Miscellaneous papers.

Box 58

Damaged documents.

Box 58

Financial report.

Box 59

Yokohama Ki-ito Kaisha, Ltd.

 

Liquidation Reports (II), January 22, 1930-January 16, 1939.

 

Documents relating to Liquidation meeting, 1933-38.

 

Liquidation Reports (I), August 23, 1924-November 25, 1929.

Boxes 60-61

Bulletins of the Garden Club of America, 1940s-1960s.

Boxes 62-64

Books.

Oversize Boxes 65-68

Photographs (more detailed item description in Photographs section).

Oversize Box 69

Books.

Boxes [45-47], Oversize Boxes [65-68]

Photographs

Box 45

Photographs (1939).

Physical Description: (2 albums & 1 folder).
 

Black Album: 1915, 1924, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1936. Photos of home and surroundings, family, friends, Mrs. Arai in Riverside, Connecticut (on the Chichiba-Maru 1955, mixed passengers and crew photos.).

 

Brown Album: Men and women in Japan and the United States.

Physical Description: (small 3 × 4 portraits).
 

Two dinner programs. Annual dinner of The North Carolina Society of New York, December 7, 1908, honoring newly elected President Taft. Program included five speeches, including Bringing Immigrants to the South and The Negro and His Training.

Physical Description: (on 8 × 11 heavy stock).
Box 46

Photographs.

Physical Description: (7 folders).
Box 46

Folder.

Box 46

Family portraits.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Ichizaemon Morimura, August 1910.

Physical Description: (3 × 5 in cardboard frame).
 

Wedding photo Mr. & Mrs. Toshiyuki Morimura.

Physical Description: (7 × 9).
 

Mr. & Mrs. I Morimura, Mr. & Mrs. Kaisaku and Umeko Morimura and child Matsuko.

Physical Description: (8 × 5).
 

Morimura family in front of home, names on back, August 1910.

Physical Description: (4 × 6).
Box 46

Individual portraits.

 

Ryichir Arai, 1906.

Physical Description: (3 × 5).
 

S(?) Arakawa, 1908.

Physical Description: (5 × 7).
 

Antoinette Butler, child, 1895.

Physical Description: (4 × 7).
 

Kaisaku Morimura, December 1900.

Physical Description: (3 × 5).
Box 46

Group photo, Four boys Huore Takeo, Okura Kazuchika, Morimura Kaisaku, Huore Sanemichi, December 1899.

Physical Description: (3 × 6).
Box 46

Ribbon Testimonial to Colonel Frank W. Cheney Oct 25, 1899.

Physical Description: (4 × 8).
Box 46

Kaisabu Morimura, December 1900.

Physical Description: (3 × 5).
Box 46

Page from New York Times, November 4, 1934, article Saito Says Japan's People Insist on 'Eventual Party'.

Box 46

Folder.

 

Boy Scout Troop(?) with one Japanese American boy in group.

Physical Description: (6 × 8).
 

Portraits of unidentified men, 1909.

 

Japanese American women with Japanese caption, October 1905.

Physical Description: (3 × 5).
 

Two women, three men by Niagara River, c1900.

Physical Description: (7 × 8).
 

Toyo, Katherine(?) Murai age 10 mos c1900.

Physical Description: (3 × 5).
Box 46

Folder.

 

Richard Von Briessen, n.d..

Physical Description: (3 × 5).
 

Snapshots and family photos.

Box 46

Folder.

 

Individual poses in Paris, 1880s, captions in Japanese.

Physical Description: (3 × 2).
 

Kimi Morimura, 100 days old, January 1893.

 

S Ohiashe(?), August 22, 1894.

 

Dr. Jukichi Takamine & Dr. Aoyama, March 1904.

Physical Description: (2 × 4).
Box 46

Individual 3 × 2 poses.

 

S. Takaki in Paris.

 

T. Isikawa as a boy.

 

I. Mishima, New York, December 4, 1888.

 

A. Toruinaga, March 9, 1888, Berlin, Hamburg.

 

I. Yamanouchi, c1890.

Box 46

Folder.

 

B.H.A. Hofmann oval, 1906.

Physical Description: (3 × 4).
 

Frances Keyo Tetsuka, January 1, 1903.

Physical Description: (3 × 5).
 

Hisako Matsukata.

Physical Description: (5 × 7).
Box 46

Folder.

 

N. Sato, New York, July 16, 1904.

Physical Description: (3 × 5).
 

Wataro Hoshino, c1900.

 

Ichitaro Morimura and friend, 1881.

Physical Description: (3 × 5).
 

Kiyo sister of Shigeo, May 1906.

Box 46

Folder.

 

K. Morimura, May 1895.

 

Shoji Otake, c1890.

Physical Description: (3 × 5).
 

Nakashima, 1875.

Physical Description: (2 × 3).
 

M. Morimura, November 26, 1896.

Physical Description: (3 × 5).
Box 47

Photographs - Arai (1900) Murai, Morimura, Ryichir Arai.

Physical Description: (9 folders).
Box 47

Folder.

 

Portrait of children, Girl Miyo born August 26, 1889 (?), boy Yone looks 2 yrs. older than Miyo, Ushiba grandma (Michi), Yone (6 mos), Tetsuro Ushiba, Tazu Arai.

Physical Description: 4 × 6.
Box 47

Folder.

 

1917 Japan picture of family.

Box 47

Folder.

 

Mrs. Arai's portraits - single and with her family (Ushiba).

 

Baby Ryozo Arai born, June 11, 1920.

 

Emi Arai, 1919.

Box 47

Folder.

 

All: Yone Arai (born August 26, 1889) growing years, 1890, 1900 & 1912.

Box 47

Folder.

 

Ryichir Arai (grandfather) portraits, 1877, 1885, 1892, 1899 & 1905.

 

* One of four businessmen and Miyo, Yone, and Ryichir, 1900s.

Box 47

Folder.

 

Odds and ends family, Mrs. Arai, children, non-Japanese.

Box 47

Folder.

 

Morimura bros (?-3), October 1895.

 

Early Nisei Jay Takaki, 3 1/2 yrs. old, June 5, 1886.

Box 47

Folder.

 

* Unusual photo: Father and daughter in affectionate pose, 1880s.

 

Mixture of 2 × 4 & 4 × 6 early photos.

Box 47

Folder.

 

Miyo Arai, 2 portraits kimono sitting, gown sitting, 1909.

 

Niizuno children, 1911. Yukio, Sato (boy), Junie (girl).

Oversize Box 65

Photographs.

Physical Description: Plastic covered larger portraits:
 

Theater staged shots Early association of Japanese, with 1 caucasian, ca. 1890.

Physical Description: (12 × 14).
 

Young girl portrait ca. 1819 (?).

 

Dinner Baron Sakatani and Mr. Majoshi, May 22, 1908.

 

Japanese military (2). General's portrait.

 

Emperor Hirohito's enthronement celebration by Japanese residents of New York and vicinity, Hotel Astor, November 16, 1928.

 

Portrait of man, large (Arai?).

Oversize Box 66

Photographs.

Oversize Box 66

Panoramic photos.

 

* Japan in 1870s-80s and early life in the United States. Family house and surroundings. Tennis, ping pong, go games with family members.

 

* Arai and Murai houses, panoramic shots with tennis court in foreground.

 

* Interesting home environment in panoramic album.

Oversize Box 66

Japanese Ikebana album 1938.

Physical Description: (hardbound).
Oversize Box 66

Leather Brief album.

 

Komazawa Golf Link 1922, young Hirohito, Golf Club group photo.

 

Matsudaira photo of young Empress.

 

March 29, 1928, Nippon Club women's group.

 

* Prince and Princess Kaya, 1934 Banquet held by Japanese residents of New York.

Physical Description: (approximately 12 × 20).
 

* Prince and Princess Takamatsu, 1932 Banquet held by Japanese comp(?).

 

This is Japan Day photo October 9, 1918 during World War I in front of war memorial(?).

 

* Japanese women in Red Cross uniforms in parade, October 9, 1918 (part of Japan Day?). Parade of Japanese Red Cross marching along 5th Ave., May 18, 1918.

 

Philadelphia 1926 Banquet honoring Mayor Hendrick and Ambassador Matsubaira.

 

* Sayonara dinner tendered by Japan Economic Mission, June 1937 in appreciation of friends in America.

Physical Description: 12 × 20.
 

* Seating List of above dinner at the Waldorf Astoria, June 15, 1937.

Oversize Box 67

Photograph albums.

 

Meiji Government leadership portraits.

Oversize Box 68

Photograph albums.

 

Individual portraits.

 

1894 & 1886 Teisaku Takagi.

 

1886 YSB manager, Mrs. Takagi.

 

Kaurokun Nakayama, 1882.

 

Dr. H.T. Yokura, 1882.

 

Baby photo, signed To Nidei & Otayasan From poor Mommie & Shikaya. Baby pictured lives about 3 yrs., 1888-91, Okamoto 1889-1894.

Box [70]

Diaries 1876-1910

Box 70, Folder 1

1877 (folder 1 of 9).

Box 70, Folder 2

1878 (folder 2 of 9).

Box 70, Folder 3

1879 (folder 3 of 9).

Box 70, Folder 4

1881 (folder 4 of 9).

Box 70, Folder 5

1896 (folder 5 of 9).

Box 70, Folder 6

1910 (folder 6 of 9).

Box 70, Folder 7

(folder 7 of 9).

Box 70, Folder 8

(folder 8 of 9).

Physical Description: 6 items (including 4 photos).
Box 70, Folder 9

(folder 9 of 9).

Physical Description: 16 items.
Box [70]

Biographic Data I - Includes Yoneo Arai

Box 70, Folder 10

Biographic materials.

Physical Description: (folder 1 of 5)
Box 70, Folder 11

Personal.

Physical Description: (folder 2 of 5)
Box 70, Folder 12

Biographic data.

Physical Description: (folder 3 of 5)
Box 70, Folder 13

Financial records.

Physical Description: (folder 4 of 5)
Box 70, Folder 14

[cont.]

Physical Description: (folder 5 of 5)
Boxes [70-71]

Biographic Data II

Box 70, Folder 15-16, Folders 1-3

Richard Von Briessen.

Physical Description: (folder 1-5 of 7)
Box 71, Folder 4

Miscellaneous.

Physical Description: (folder 6 of 7)
Box 71, Folder 5

1924 award to Ryichir.

Physical Description: (folder 7 of 7)
Box [71], Oversize Box [75]

Ryichir's Letters in Tokyo to Brother

Box 71, Folders 6-11

...

Physical Description: (folders 1-6 of 14)
Box 71, Folder 12

...(1876).

Physical Description: (folder 7 of 14)
Box 71, Folders 13-19

...

Physical Description: (folder 8-14 of 14)
Oversize Box 75, Folder 1

1 handkerchief.

Box [71]

Copybooks - Ryichir on His Japan Trips

Box 71, Folder 20

Copying books #5,6,7.

Box [71]

Letters to Ryichir Arai from Friends, ca. 1900-10

Box 71, Folders 21-25

....

Physical Description: [5 folders.]
Box [71]

Ryichir Arai to Relatives & Friends after Arrival in New York, 1876

Box 71, Folders 26-28

...

Physical Description: [3 folders.]
Boxes [71-72]

Letters to Ryichir Arai from His Family

Box 71, Folders 29-34, Box 72, Folders 1-3

...

Physical Description: [9 folders.]
Box [72]

Letters of Ryichir Arai, 1876-81, re Satogumi Business Matters

Box 72, Folders 4-8

...

Physical Description: (folders 1-5 of 14)
Box 72, Folder 9

B. Richardson. 1876 (folder 6 of 14).

Box 72, Folder 10

(folder 7 of 14).

Box 72, Folder 11

...1878 .

Physical Description: (folder 8 of 14)
Box 72, Folders 12-13

...

Physical Description: (folders 9-10 of 14)
Box 72, Folder 14

...1876-80 .

Physical Description: (folder 11 of 14)
Box 72, Folders 15-17

(folders 12-14 of 14).

Box [72]

Notes, Memoranda, Miscellaneous Mostly Undated

Box 72, Folder 18

...

Physical Description: (folder 1 of 2)
Box 72, Folder 19

Miscellaneous.

Physical Description: (folder 2 of 2)
Box [72]

Doshin Company Records

Box 72, Folder 20

Proposals to Japanese Government re financial problems of the Doshin Company, 1890 .

Physical Description: (folder 1 of 10)
Box 72, Folder 21

Briessen, 1885 .

Physical Description: (folder 2 of 10)
Box 72, Folder 22

Petition to Japanese Government.

Physical Description: (folder 3 of 10)
Box 72, Folder 23

Draft proposal to continue direct silk trade, March 1890, by Doshin Kaisha.

Physical Description: (folder 4 of 10)
Box 72, Folder 24

Tokua trip.

Physical Description: (folder 5 of 10)
Box 72, Folder 25

Correspondence - Hoshino to Arai, 1900, re personal debts.

Physical Description: (folder 6 of 10)
Box 72, Folder 26

Silk Association of America - statistics of imports, 1891 .

Physical Description: (folder 7 of 10)
Box 72, Folder 27

New York Silk Conditioning Works.

Physical Description: (folder 8 of 10)
Box 72, Folder 28

Financial records.

Physical Description: (folder 9 of 10)
Box 72, Folder 29

Agreement Doshin Co. & Yokohama Specie Bank, 1883, (Bank of Tokyo after World War I - now Union Bank).

Physical Description: (folder 10 of 10)
Boxes [72-73]

Yokohama Kiito Co. Financial Records & Papers

Box 72, Folder 30

Miscellaneous financial records & papers.

Physical Description: (folder 1 of 5)
Box 72, Folder 31

Financial papers & working papers.

Physical Description: (folder 2 of 5)
Box 73, Folder 1

Profit & loss statements.

Physical Description: (folder 3 of 5)
Box 73, Folders 2-3

...

Physical Description: (folders 4-5 of 5)
Box [73]

Yokohama Kiito Legal Papers

Box 73, Folder 4

...Drafts.

Physical Description: (folder 1 of 4)
Box 73, Folder 5

Agreement, 1904 .

Physical Description: (folder 2 of 4)
Box 73, Folder 6

Yokohama Kiito - Gomei Kaisha agreement, September 20, 1900 .

Physical Description: (folder 3 of 4)
Box 73, Folder 7

Yokohama Kiito Kabushiki Kaisha: Lawyer's letters (1915-18) .

Physical Description: (folder 4 of 4)
Box [73]

Ryichir Arai's Letters re Job as Office Manager of Doshin Silk Trading Co.

Box 73, Folder 8

Briessen.

Physical Description: (folder 1 of 3)
Box 73, Folders 9-10

...

Physical Description: (folders 2-3 of 3)
Box [73]

Investment Company Reports

Box 73, Folders 11-14

...

Physical Description: [4 folders.]
Box [73]

Original Letters

Box 73, Folder 15

Ryichir Arai's original letters - in copybook. Unclear why Ryichir Arai retrieved them from Japan.

Physical Description: (folder 1 of 3)
Box 73, Folders 16-17

...

Physical Description: (folders 2-3 of 3)
Box [73]

T. Scott Miyakawa re Arai Papers

Box 73, Folder 18

Miyakawa - Arai letters re project.

Box [73]

Unidentified

Box 73, Folder 19

...

Physical Description: [1 folder.]
Box [73]

Envelopes

Box 73, Folder 20

...

Physical Description: [1 folder.]
Box [74]

Bound Journals

Box 74, Folder 1

Letters.

Box 74, Folder 2

August 24, 1883-April 20, 1886.

Box 74, Folder 3

January 3, 1888-December 11, 1890.

Box 74, Folder 4

December 4, 1891-April 12, 1895.

Oversize Box [75]

Ledger

Oversize Box 75, Folder 2

No description given. In Middle Eastern language?

Physical Description: Bound.
Oversize Box [75]

Morimura Brothers

Oversize Box 75, Folder 3

Photographs. Portrait on left brother who came to U.S.

Physical Description: 2 photographs mounted with leaf of text in Japanese.
Oversize Box [75]

Ryichir Arai

Oversize Box 75, Folder 4

Group and individual portraits.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Oversize Box [75]

Mr. and Mrs. Murai [Neighbors of Ryichir Arai]

Oversize Box 75, Folder 5

Individual portraits.

Physical Description: 2 items.