Item 2 - Letter to L.F. Parker

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US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.111-1-2

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Letter to L.F. Parker

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  • January 5, 1896 (Creation)

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((1859-1933))

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Sen Katayama (1859-1933) graduated from Iowa College in 1892 and completed some graduate studies at Andover Theological Seminary and at Yale University. He worked as a university instructor and a Christian Sunday school teacher upon return to his native Japan but became increasingly active in labor and socialist causes as well. By the time of his burial in the walls of the Kremlin, Katayama had traveled widely and served as an officer in the Comintern.

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(1825-1911)

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Leonard Fletcher Parker was a professor of Greek and Latin at Grinnell College from 1860-70 and of History from 1888-98. In the interim he taught at the University of Iowa. Parker was involved with the public schools, with the Underground Railroad, and with many aspects of life in the Grinnell area. He died in 1911 after the publication of his last book, History of Poweshiek County.

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Katayama discusses an essay that he has asked Professor Parker to review and describes his family's history in Japan.  He also mentions his desire for religion.  A note believed to be from L.F. Parker about this letter is included in the pamphlet binder.  It reads:  "Details of early life of S.J. Katayama '92."

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