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         Greathouse, Mary and Clarence papers 
         Guide to the Mary and Clarence Greathouse papers, 1803-1905
           70m31 
         Ida Sell 
       
       
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         14 June 2011 
         
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       Mary and Clarence Greathouse papers 
       
         Greathouse, Mary Elizabeth, 1818-1906 
       
       
         Greathouse, Clarence Ridgeley, 1845-1899 
       
       70m31 
       
         2.12 Cubic Feet 
         6 boxes 
       
       1803-1905 
       The Mary and Clarence Greathouse papers
        (dated 1803-1905; 2.12 cubic feet; 6 boxes) contain diaries and other materials belonging to
        Mary Elizabeth Hancock Greathouse and her son, Clarence, documenting their time as diplomats
        in Asia. 
     
     
       Conditions Governing Access 
       Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
     
     
       Conditions Governing Use 
       The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of
        Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. 
     
     
       Preferred Citation 
       70m31: [Identification of item], Mary and Clarence Greathouse papers, 1803-1905, University
        of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. 
     
     
       Biographical note 
       Mary Elizabeth Hancock married Dr. Ridgeley Greathouse of Woodford County, Ky. Their son,
        Clarence Ridgeley Greathouse, was born in 1845. Clarence began the practice of law under his
        uncle, Thomas P. Porter, who was acting lieutenant governor of Kentucky during part of the
        Civil War. Greathouse was elected prosecuting attorney of Woodford County in 1868. He also
        helped establish a newspaper known as  The Woodford Weekly . He
        moved to California in 1870 and resumed the practice of law. In 1883 he returned to
        journalism as the general manager of the  San Fransicso
          Examiner . 
       In 1886 President Grover Cleveland appointed Charles Greathouse Consul-General to Japan.
        Charles and his mother lived there until 1890 when he resigned to become Vice-President of
        the Home Office and Legal Advisor to the throne for King Kojong (or Ni-Kung) of Korea. In
        the latter capacity Greathouse supervised the trials of accused conspirators in the
        assassination of Queen Min in 1895. When Greathouse died in 1899, his mother returned to
        Versailles, Kentucky, where she remained until she died. 
     
     
       Scope and Contents 
       The Mary and Clarence Greathouse papers (dated 1803-1905; 2.12 cubic feet; 6 boxes) contain
        diaries and other materials belonging to Mary Elizabeth Hancock Greathouse and her son,
        Clarence, documenting their time as diplomats in Asia. The majority of the papers consist of
        Mrs. Greathouse's diaries, covering the years 1886 to 1905. In these volumes she described
        their sea voyage to Japan, and life there as part of the diplomatic community, especially
        their social activities. Later her diaries detail the move to Korea and their life there.
        She also describes her anguish and grief over her son's long illness. Her diaries conclude
        in her declining years. The papers also contain a document presumed to be a preliminary
        draft of a revised treaty of amity and commerce between Korea and the Chíng dynasty of
        China. This treaty is written in Classical Chinese. An English synopsis has been furnished.
        There is an 1886 Tokyo court judgment written in Japanese and some early Greathouse family
        correspondence including letters from Ridgeley to Mary Elizabeth. 
     
     
       Arrangement 
       The collection is arranged by material type. 
     
     
       Immediate Source of Acquisition 
       Gift, 1969. 
     
     
       Diplomatic and consular service, American -- Japan. 
       Peace treaties. 
       Diplomats -- Correspondence. 
       China -- Foreign relations -- Korea. 
       Korea -- Foreign relations. 
       Korea -- Politics and government. 
       Diaries. 
       Greathouse, Clarence Ridgeley, 1845-1899 
       Greathouse, Ridgeley 
       Min, Queen of Korea, d. 1895 
       Greathouse, Mary Elizabeth, 1818-1906 
     
     
       
         
           Mary E. Greathouse papers 
           Series I. 
           1870-1905 
         
         
           
             General 
             Sub-Series A. 
             1890-1900, undated 
           
           
             
               Photographs 
               undated 
               2 
               6 
             
           
           
             
               Newspaper clippings 
               1890-1900 
               5 
               13 
             
           
         
         
           
             Diaries 
             Sub-Series B. 
             1884-1905 
           
           
             
               Arrival in Yokohama 
               1884-1887 
               1 
               1 
             
           
           
             
               Miscellaneous entries 
               1887 August 13-1905 May 30 
               1 
               2 
             
           
           
             
               Yokohama 
               1888 
               1 
               3 
             
           
           
             
               Yokohama 
               1889 
               1 
               4 
             
           
           
             
               Yokohama 
               1890 
               1 
               5 
             
           
           
             
               Yokohama and Seoul 
               1891 
               1 
               6 
             
           
           
             
               Seoul 
               1892 
               2 
               1 
             
           
           
             
               Seoul 
               1893 
               2 
               2 
             
           
           
             
               Seoul 
               1894 
               2 
               3 
             
           
           
             
               Seoul 
               1895 
               2 
               4 
             
           
           
             
               Seoul 
               1896 
               2 
               5 
             
           
           
             
               Seoul 
               1897 
               3 
               1 
             
           
           
             
               Seoul 
               1898 
               3 
               2 
             
           
           
             
               Seoul 
               1899 
               3 
               3 
             
           
           
             
               Versailles, Kentucky 
               1900-1901 
               3 
               4 
             
           
           
             
               Versailles, Kentucky 
               1901 
               3 
               5 
             
           
           
             
               Versailles, Kentucky 
               1902 
               4 
               3 
             
           
           
             
               Versailles, Kentucky 
               1903 January-June 18 
               3 
               6 
             
           
           
             
               Versailles, Kentucky 
               1903 June 19-1904 June 13 
               4 
               1 
             
           
           
             
               Versailles, Kentucky 
               1905 May 1-December 30 
               4 
               2 
             
           
         
         
           
             Correspondence 
             Sub-Series C. 
             1870-1904, undated 
           
           
             
               Letters to Mary E. Greathouse 
               1870-1904 
               5 
               4 
             
           
           
             
               Calling cards and invitations 
               undated 
               5 
               12 
             
           
         
       
       
         
           Clarence Greathouse papers 
           Series II. 
           1886-1899 
         
         
           
             Letters to Clarence R. Greathouse 
             1886 May 29-1898 September 10 
             5 
             7 
           
         
         
           
             Clarence R. Greathouse Private Letter Book B 
             1890 March 4-1891 November 21 
             4 
             4 
           
         
         
           
             Clarence R. Greathouse Private Letter Book D 
             1891 November 19-1893 June 21 
             5 
             3 
           
         
         
           
             Clarence R. Greathouse Consul General appointment documents 
             1886 
             5 
             6 
           
         
         
           
             Clarence Greathouse notes relating to the legal proceedings resulting from
              the Korean Queen's assassination 
             1895 October 8 
             5 
             8 
           
         
         
           
             Letter from Mr. Suh Koo-Sun of the Korean Higher Court, translated to
              English 
             undated 
             5 
             9 
           
         
         
           
             Tokyo Court of Original Jurisdiction manuscripts 
             1886 
             5 
             10 
           
         
         
           
             Revised Treaty of Amity and Commerce between Korea and Ching
              Dynasty 
             1899 
             5 
             11 
           
         
         
           
             Clarence R. Greathouse Private Letter Book B: microfilm 
             1890 March 4-1891 November 21 
             6 
             1 
           
         
         
           
             Clarence R. Greathouse Private Letter Book D: microfilm 
             1891 November 19-1893 June 21 
             6 
             2 
           
         
       
       
         
           Greathouse family letters 
           Series III. 
           1803-1889 
         
         
           
             Letters to Henry Greathouse, Shelbyville, Kentucky 
             1803-1833 
             5 
             1 
           
         
         
           
             Letters to Thomas Paine Porter, Covington, Kentucky 
             1862-1889 
             5 
             2 
           
         
         
           
             Letters to Ridgley and Elizabeth Greathouse 
             1839-1878 
             5 
             5