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3編 社会公共事業尽瘁並ニ実業界後援時代

1部 社会公共事業

3章 国際親善
6節 国際災害援助
9款 関東大震災ニ対スル外国ノ援助
■綱文

第40巻 p.107-111(DK400015k) ページ画像

大正12年9月11日(1923年)

是日栄一、アメリカ合衆国ノ知人ジヤッジ・イー・エッチ・ゲーリー外二十四名宛ニ書面ヲ以テ、関東大震火災ノ状況ヲ報ジ、マタ同十三日、ロバーツ・エヌ・リンチ外二十名宛ニ電報ヲ以テ、同震火災ノ状況通報ト共ニ、アメリカ合衆国ノ援助ヲ依頼ス。


■資料

渋沢栄一書翰 控 ジャッジ・イー・エッチ・ゲーリー外宛一九二三年九月一一日(DK400015k-0001)
第40巻 p.107-108 ページ画像

渋沢栄一書翰 控  ジャッジ・イー・エッチ・ゲーリー外宛一九二三年九月一一日
                      (渋沢子爵家所蔵)
             Viscount Shibusawa
              Asukayama, Tokyo
                      Sept. 11, 1923
Judge Elbert H. Gary
  New York City
My dear Judge Gary,
  I am sure that you had received my letter which I addressed you a few days ago with reference to the creation of a Joint High Commission. As you may have already learned through telegram of the earthquake which visited the city of Tokyo on the noon of September the first, it was indeed a dreadful event which shocked us to the very core of our existence. But that was not worst. The quake was followed by a mighty conflagration, which rose up almost simultaneously at seven different places. Out of the fifteen wards of the city, eight of them comprising about 600,000 homes were completely and miserably reduced to ashes, causing the death of innumerable men and animals. I was in my office at the moment when the event took place and it was badly damaged. It was almost a miracle that l could escape, without receiving a slightest harm. I returned my home at Asukayama in the afternoon of the same day and found the members of my families safe and the building itself slightly damaged. I am well and working for the aid of sufferers and the restoration of the city. Feeling that it is quite proper for me to send you a personal note regarding my safety, I am
                 Yours very truly、
                     渋沢栄一(署名)
                     E. Shibusawa
  ○右書翰ハ同文(但シ冒頭ノI am sure……Joint High Commisson
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ノ一センテンスヲ除ク)同日付ニテ、左記二十四名ニ発送セラレタリ。
   Howard Heinz.     Pittsburge, Pa.
   Lewis L. Clarke.    Exchange National Bank, New York City.
   Darwin P. Kingsley.  New York Life lns. Co., New York City.
   Henry W. Taft.     New York City.
   George W. Wickersham. New York City.
   Thomas W. Lamont.   J.P. Morgan & Co., New York City.
   Benjamin Strong.    Federal Reserve Bank, New York City.
   H.E. Fosdick.     Union Theological Seminary, New York City.
   Lyman J.Gage.     Point Loma, Calif.
   Wallace M. Alexander. San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
               San Francisco, Calif.
   Robert N. Lynch.    San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
               San Francisco, Calif.
   President Blaisdell.  Pomona College, Claremont, Calif.
   David Starr Jordan.  Stanford University, Calif.
   F.N. Clark.      Portland, Oregon.
   J.D. Lowman.      Seatle, Wash.
   Shailer Mathew.    University of Chicago,
               Chicago, Ill.
   Judge Thomas Burke.  Seattle, Wash.
   John R. Mott,     Headquarters, Y.M.C.A.
   F.C. Atherton.     Honolulu, Hawaii.
   Sidney L.Gulick,    Federation of the Churches of Christ, New york City.
   A.L. Dean       Honolulu, Hawaii.
   Paul Goode       University of Chicago, Chicago,Ill
   Rodman Wanamaker    Philadelphia, Pa.
   Roland S. Morris.   〃     〃
  ○右ノウチF.N.ClarkハO.M.Clarkノ誤記ナラン。
  ○右英文書翰ノ日本文草案ヲ渋沢子爵家所蔵ノ綴込ヨリ採リテ次ニ掲グ。


米国人往翰(一)(DK400015k-0002)
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米国人往翰(一)              (渋沢子爵家所蔵)
                   (栄一鉛筆)
                   九月十三日一覧
    案(浄書)
 紐育市
  ジヤツヂ・ゲーリー殿
      外弐拾四名へ
                     渋沢栄一
拝啓、然ハ数週前一書差上、聯合高等委員設置の件に関して詳細申上候間御一覧被下候義と存候、我東京市及附近の町村は本月一日正午、突然大地震の為め多数の家屋を倒壊し、多数人畜の死傷を生したるが此怖るべき震災に引続き尚更に怖るべき火災を同時に七箇所に起し、為之我帝都十五区の内八区の戸数約六十万戸は無惨にも灰燼に帰し候当日小生は日本橋の事務所に出勤執務中此震害に遭ひ、轟然たる大音響と共に同事務所は崩壊し、小生は僅に身を以て免かれ些の負傷も無く無事飛鳥山住宅へ帰着致候、小生家族及住宅共幸ニ別条無く候間御
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安心被下度候、目下ハ罹災者救護及東京市の回復に努力致居候右小生身上御心配被下候事と存候間不取敢御報知申上候 敬具


渋沢栄一電報 控 ロバート・エヌ・リンチ外宛一九二三年九月一三日(DK400015k-0003)
第40巻 p.109-110 ページ画像

渋沢栄一電報 控  ロバート・エヌ・リンチ外宛一九二三年九月一三日
                      (渋沢子爵家所蔵)
                        (別筆)
                        9/13/'23
              COPY
Mister.............
  Terrible earthquake followed by conflagration reduced to ashes seventy or eighty percents of the two great cities of Tokyo and Yokohama making them look almost like vast desert
  Various smaller cities towns and villages were destroyed stop inspite of shocking devastation of my office factories stores banks with some of which I am related I escaped danger almost miraculously receiving no harm whatever stop though old I am busily engaged in rescue work combating with misery and suffering of afflicted ones through organization of Dai Shinsai Zengo Kai (Association for Great Earthquake Emergency) which we organized loss is so great that it can not be estimated at this moment one conforting feature in this dark hour is unconquerable optimism of my people to strive for restoration stop we may have to rely upon sympathy and assistance of American nation for reconstruction
                  Shibusawa
  The List of the Names of Those to Whom the Telegram is to Be Sent.
Mr. Wallace M. Alexander, Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. Robert N. Lynch, "
Mr. J.D. Lowman, Seattle, Wash.
  Judge Thomas Burke, Seattle, Wash.
Mr. Roland S. Morris, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. Rodman Wanamaker, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. Howard Heinz, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Judge E.H. Gary, New York, N.Y. (Telegram already sent)
Mr. Frank A. Vanderlip, New York, N.Y.
Mr. Lewis L. Clarke, Exchange National Bank, New York City.
Mr. Darwin P. Kingsley, New York Life Insurance Co., New York City.
Mr. Henry W. Taft, New York City.
Mr. Thomas W. Lamont, J.P. Morgan & Co., New York City.
Mr. Benj. Strong, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York City.
Mr. Charles Mitchel, City National Bank of New York, New
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 York City.
Mr. Seymour Cromwell, New York Stock Exchange, New York City.
Dr. John R. Mott, Headquarters, Y.M.C.A., New York City.
Dr. Sidney L. Gulick, New York City.
Mr. Charles Cheny, Manchester, Connecticutt.
Mr. Gorge Eastman, Rochester, N.Y.
Mr. F.N. Clark, Portland, Oregon.
  ○右ノウチF.N. ClarkハO.M. Clarkノ誤記ナラン。
  ○右電報ノ日本文草案ヲ渋沢子爵家所蔵ノ綴込ヨリ採リテ次ニ掲グ。


米国人往翰(十)(DK400015k-0004)
第40巻 p.110-111 ページ画像

米国人往翰(十)            (渋沢子爵家所蔵)
          リンチ氏外二十名に発せし電報、人名別紙にあり
 米国………………
  何…………………宛
                  東京
                   渋沢栄一より
震災並ニ之ニ次テ起リタル火災ハ、東京及横浜両大市ノ七八分ヲ灰燼ニ帰セシメ、一望大砂漠ノ如クナラシメタリ、其他幾多ノ市町村モ壊滅セラレタリ
余ノ事務所及余ノ関係セル数多ノ銀行会社ハ焼失シタル中ニ於テ、余ハ不思議ニモ微傷ダモ負ハズ、安全ニ余ノ事務所ヨリ逃出ルコトヲ得タリ
余等ハ市民ノ惨害見ルニ忍ビズ、大震災善後会ヲ組織シ、市民ノ救済ト市街ノ再建トニ全力ヲ注キツヽアリ、今回ノ損害ハ莫大ニシテ俄ニ数字ヲ以テ言明シガタシ、市民ハ毫モ落胆セス、復旧方ニ付大ナル勇気ヲ示シツヽアルハ余ノ満足スル所ナリ
将来復旧ニ対シテハ貴国ノ御同情ト御助力ニ俟ツコト多カルベシト思考ス、ヨロシク願フ
(別紙)
    電報発信先案
                   アレキサンダー
                   リンチ
                   ローマン
                   ジヤツジ・バーク
                   モーリス
  別ニ電報済○別電、十三日付、後掲 ワナメーカー
                   ハインツ
    発信済○別電、十三日付、後掲 ゲーリー
                   ヴアンダーリツプ
                   クラーク(紐育)
                   キングスレー
                   タフト
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                   ラモント
                   ストロング
                   ミツチエル
                   クロンウエル
                   チニー
                   モツト
                   ギユーリツク
                   イーストマン
                   クラーク
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