3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2020 5:48 PM by David Baron

    Seeking State Department records dated 1883

    David Baron Newbie

      For a book, I am trying to track down records cited in a 1969 academic article ("The Korean Special Mission to the United States of America in 1883," by Gary D. Walter). These items are related to Korea's first diplomatic mission to the United States. I presume these citations are to items held at the National Archives, but I do not know if they're in DC or College Park, and I could use some guidance on how to find them. The citations are as follows:

       

      * Lowell Credentials, General Records of the Department of State, Notes from the Korean Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1883-1906. See Appendix III, p. 123.

       

      * Letter, Bingham to Frelinghuysen, No. 1720, August 3, 1883. General Records of the Department of State, Despatches from United States Ministers to Japan, March 17, 1815-August 9, 1906

       

      Any advice on how to identify the record group and location would be much appreciated. Thank you.