[KS] The Travel Note on Korea by British Horticulturist James Herbert Veitch and His 1892 Ho Jo (호조, Inlnd Travel Permit are at AGS Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
minh.chung at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 19 04:44:13 EST 2014
Pitts Rivers Museum, University of Oxford also has a “ho Jo” dated 28 July 1891 issued to British Captain Goold-Adams by the Tongni
Amun for leisure travel through the five Korean provinces of Kyŏnggi (京畿), Kangwŏn (江原), Hwanghae (黃海), P’yŏng’an (平安),
and Hamgyŏng (咸鏡).
There is a document dated 28 July of the seventeenth year of Guangxu (光緖, 1891) accompanying the above passport, requesting
all officials en route to help in obtaining horses, fodder, lodgings, and other items, and to supply credit on IOUs to be
cleared through the Tongni Amun.
A description of his travels in China and Korea c.1891 is in the book Korea and the Sacred White Mountain, being a brief account
of a journey in Korea in 1891, written in 1894 by Alfred Edward John Cavendish and Henry Edward Goold-Adams.
For details of this “ho jo” and accompanying document, please see p.83 -95 in “Korean Treasures, Rare Books, Manuscripts and Artefacts in
the Bodleian Libraries and Museums of Oxford University”
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Subject: Re: [KS] The Travel Note on Korea by British Horticulturist James Herbert Veitch and His 1892 Ho Jo (호조, Inlnd Travel Permit are at AGS Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dear All and Mr. Yoo,
The first attachment is a photocopy of the passport for Rev. Samuel Austin Moffett in 1893.
Many other missionary files in the archives have "hojo" (passports).
By the way, during the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese Army gave a "票' (pass) to westerners in Korea.
The second attachment is such a pass issued to Rev. S. A. Moffett.
Sung Deuk Oak
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:05:19 -0600
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Subject: [KS] The Travel Note on Korea by British Horticulturist James Herbert Veitch and His 1892 Ho Jo (호조, Inlnd Travel Permit are at AGS Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ms. Angela Cope, Senior Academic Librarian at the American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries has graciously allowed me to share the following image with you.
As the image at the link shows, the American Geographical Society Library is fortunate enough to own Veitch's personal copy of his "A Traveler's Notes", published in 1896. The Library was doubly blessed with Veitch's "Ho Jo(호조, Inland Travel Permit) which had been pressed into the cover. Veitch arrived in Korea in 1892, two years before Isabella Bird Bishop.
All foreigners travelling to inland of Korea, except the Chinese, would have had to bear the permit. For instance, George Clayton Foulk had to have this same permit for his travel to the southern part of Korea in late 1882, even though he was a diplomat. He had expressed frustration with the Chinese, who acted as they were above the law, traveling without the same permit.
This Ho Jo, "Issued to English gentlemen xxx on June Eighth, 1892, the Year of Dragon (Lunar calendar)" permitted Mr. Veitch to travel to Gangwon do, Diamond Mts,, Wonsan, and Pyongyang.
The Ho Jo is not only a travel permit but also it enables the bearer "to get special letters which can be signed for the outlay incurred in each village and redeemable at Soul; the American residents do this, but the English Consul had not the power to obliged me (page 148)." Additionally, the Ho Jo also allowed the bearer to refresh government horses he was using at the various government corrals(역참) along the his travel route. George Foulk had used both Korean government funds and horses.
This is only the third Ho Jo that I am aware of. The first two are at the New York Public Library, one issued to George Foulk for his travel to the southern part of Korea in the winter of 1884 and the other issued to medical missionary, Dr. William B. Scranton for his travel to Wonsan in 1886.
A Traveller's Notes
A traveller's notes, or, Notes of a tour through India, Malaysia, Japan, Corea, the Australian colonies and New Zealand during the years 1891-1893. (Notes on Korea pages 142-157)
Ms. Cope's description of the book;
"So, the ho jo on the cover of this book is inset - sort of "letter press" style pressed into the cover. It appears to be a print - so likely this James Herbert Veitch's from when he traveled and used as decoration on the cover.
That's my somewhat educated guess.
There is a book plate indicating that the AGS bought the book from Steven & Browns book dealers - so that's no help in regards to who owned it before AGS. The book was bought in 1910 and there is another book plate on the inside of the front cover. Not terribly legible -
You may share that ho jo without formal permission."
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