[KS] Percival Lowell

Hyung Pai hyungpai at eastasian.ucsb.edu
Fri Apr 10 18:20:56 EDT 2015

Thank you all for a lively inter-exchange. It is gratifying to know that other scholars have insights and information on this era of the dawn of American Korean studies
I sometimes feel I am the only crazy one here,  out in California.
These anecdotes are still helpful to fill in the blanks. So, Lowell was exaggerating after all of his singular status which has already been pointed out earlier.
There is in fact a candid photo of Lowell in which he photographed the English teacher at the foreign school ( he was the one with the Japanese wife and two Eurasian kids) and multi-ethnic servants household . 

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On Apr 9, 2015, at 7:57 AM, Wayne Patterson <wayne.patterson at snc.edu> wrote:

> Dear Koreanists --  
> Since William Elliot Griffis' name has surfaced in this discussion, here's a piece of trivia that falls into the category of interesting but useless information:  There are two graduates of Central High School in Philadelphia, both of the Class of '64, who have written on Korean history - William Elliot Griffis and Wayne Patterson.  (Thought I'd put in a plug for my high school - WP)
> Dr. Wayne Patterson
> Department of History
> St. Norbert College
> 100 Grant Street
> DePere, Wisconsin
> 54115-2099, USA
> TEL: 920-403-3096
> FAX: 920-403-4086
> E-MAIL: wayne.patterson at snc.edu
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 11:06 PM, Frank Hoffmann <hoffmann at koreanstudies.com> wrote:
> Robert Provine wrote:
> > Griffis is an interesting candidate for being Haddo - looks at a
> > glance as though he was in the USA at the same time as Sô Kwangbôm,
> > whom he had met in 1883 in New York, and could have been in touch
> > with him in the 1890s when Sô was in the USA.
> Yes, Griffis had met with Sŏ and other delegates of the first Korean
> mission to the U.S. on 27 November 1883 at the Victoria Hotel in New
> York (see below source). Griffis has seemingly writen a lot of books
> and articlen on Korea. One big book already came out in 1882 and was
> based mostly on Japanese sources. I was not aware of these *many*
> publications until now -- quite an amazing writer and hard-working
> researcher.
> Frank
> Mention of his meeting with the Korean delegation in New York:
> William Elliot Griffis, _Corea, without and within: Chapters on Corean
> History, Manners and Religion. With Hendrick Hamel's Narrative of
> Captivity and Travels in Corea, Annotated_, Philadelphia: Presbyterian
> Board of Publication, 1885, p. 216.
> --------------------------------------
> Frank Hoffmann
> http://koreanstudies.com

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