Winn, Thomas Clay; Suzuki, Susumu [editor]. The Letters of Thomas Clay Winn, 1878-1908. Kanazawa, Japan: Hokuriku Gakuin, 1985.
Green wrappers, 7 x 10 inches, slight edge-wear, xiv., 254 clean pp., the Letters are in English, notes in Japanese.
One hundred and ten letters sent by Winn over the course of thirty years to the Presbyterian Foreign Mission Board in New York. "The contents of the letters are mainly missionary reports from Japan during the Meiji Era. Not all parts of the letters may be equally interesting to the readers. But scattered throughout the letters will be precious records for those who are concerned with Protestant history in Japan. Some are, I believe, inspired by his ardent faith. From the letters we can understand how foreign missionaries lived in Japan. It is also interesting for others to read in parts of some letters how Japanese people in those days were viewed by foreigners...[Winn] was...second to none in his contribution to Christianity in Japan." - Preface.