The Otis Cary Collection
(about 1,100 volumes)
The collection was established in 1974 with the gift of the book collection of former Doshisha University professor
Otis Cary. Most of the collection, which includes many rare books, comprises Western literature related to Japanese
studies and the history of Christian missionary work collected by Otis’s grandfather, Dr. Otis Cary, and father, Dr.
Frank Cary. Among them is the ‘Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan’ in
three volumes edited by Francis L. Hawks, with many autographic letters attached, including those of Commodore of
the Squadron, M.C. Perry, Arnoldus Montanus, Garl. P. Thunberg, V.M. Golornin and Isaac Titsingh. The collection
also contains three kinds of Western news magazines－The Far East, edited by J. R. Black; The Phoenix, a monthly
magazine for India, Burma, Siam, China, Japan and East Asia, edited by James Summers; and The Chrysanthemum: a
monthly magazine for Japan and the Far East.
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