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3編 社会公共事業尽瘁並ニ実業界後援時代

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昭和3年6月1日(1928年)

是日栄一、アメリカン・クラブ会員トナル。同年十二月三十一日退会ス。


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(ビー・ダブリュー・フライシャー)書翰 渋沢栄一宛 一九二八年五月一九日(DK400133k-0001)
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(ビー・ダブリュー・フライシャー)書翰 渋沢栄一宛 一九二八年五月一九日
                    (渋沢子爵家所蔵)
        The Japan Abvertiser
            TOKYO
                   May 19, 1928
H. E. Baron E. Shibusawa,
  Takinogawa,
  Tokyo-fu.
Dear Baron Shibusawa:
  A group of Americans have organized a small club with a
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 limited membership of two hundred which is to be called The American Club. Three floors of a building opposite the Imperial Hotel have been rented and have been furnished. An organization committee is temporarily in charge and practically all the American residents of Tokyo have sent in their application for membership. Those from Yokohama and Kobe can become non-resident members. This club will serve the same purposes more or less for Americans here as the Nippon Club in New York does for the Japanese residents there. Membership, however, will not be confined to Americans but will be open to other nationals as well.
  Knowing your interest in America and your many friendships among Americans, I am taking the liberty of asking whether you could care to join the club. I do this at the suggestion of the organization committee. We will all be honored to include you among the original two hundred members. The membership list will be practically completed at the informal opening which will take place on May 23rd. The initiation fee is \50 and the dues \10 per month. The dining rooms will be in charge of an excellent chef (Swiss), who has already been engaged, and the charges are going to be moderate.
  The idea of the club is a good one, I believe. It will afford a sociable and convenient meeting place for Americans resident in Tokyo and for those who are visiting here. If you consent to join the club the hope is that you will use it.
  Our initial fund was a small one and consequently the club starts in a modest way. If it is successful, as we all hope and expect it will be, then it will develop accordingly. It is a club and not a philanthropic endeavor. There is no urge to join it and you must act freely according to your desires, but I am sure it would be highly appreciated if your name could be included in the limited membership which it is proposed to establish.
  I am enclosing herewith an application blank which you can fill in if it meets with your approval.
  With kindest wishes always, believe me,
            Yours very sincerely,
             (Signed) B. W. Fleisher
(右訳文)
                  (別筆)
                  七月二十日御読上け済
          (別筆)
          増田・白石の両君と協議の上子爵の御入会を承諾し入会費五拾円也を送附し領収書を得之を井田君に渡せり
 東京市                 (五月廿一日入手)
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    子爵渋沢栄一閣下
                東京、一九二八年五月十九日
              ビー・ダブルユー・フライシヤー
拝啓、益御清栄奉賀候、然ば今般小生等は二百名の会員より成るアメリカン・クラブと称する小倶楽部を組織致し、帝国ホテル向側建物の一、二、三階を借受けて之れに設備を施し右倶楽部の使用に充つる事と相成候、臨時に創立委員を挙げ東京米国人は殆んと全部会員として加入の申込を致候、尚ほ横浜及神戸に在住せるものは不在会員たる事を得るものに御座候、右倶楽部は恰も紐育市在住の日本人が日本倶楽部を有すると同様、在京米国人か当地に於て弁せんとする用の為めに設けしものに御座候、乍去会員は米国人にのみ限る事無之何れの国人にも開放罷在候、閣下は米国に対して興味を有せられ、且つ多数の米国人と友交を相結ばれ居候へば、乍失礼右倶楽部に御加入の御思召如何かと存じ御尋ね申上候、右は創立委員の提議に従ひて御尋ね申上候次第に御座候処、普通会員二百名の中に御加入被下候はゞ光栄に奉存候、会員名簿は五月二十三日挙行の非公式開会の当日に完成可致候、入会金は金五拾円、会費は月額金拾円に候、食堂は手腕ある瑞西人を係長として其の管理に任じ可申而して同人は已に傭入れ済みに有之候又食事費は低廉の筈に御座候
倶楽部設立の主旨は結構と存候、東京在住の米国人及び当地へ来遊の米国人に社交的且つ便利なる会合所を与へ可申候、若し閣下に於せられ吾が倶楽部に加入の事を御承諾被下候はゞ、何卒之れを御利用被下度候
本倶楽部は創立費僅少なりし為め極く質素に相始め申候、私共が希望し且つ期待致居候如く此倶楽部が成功致候はゞ次第に発展可致と存候右は倶楽部にして慈善事業にては無之候、決して御入会を強ひるものには無之候へば御自由に御希望通り被遊度く候得共、若し閣下の御芳名を目下設立の予定なる会員定数の中に加へ得るとせば幸甚に御座候申込用紙を玆許同封致置候間、御入会の御希望に候はゞ之れに御記入の上御送附被下度候、右得貴意度如此御座候 敬具


(ビー・ダブリュー・フライシャー)書翰 渋沢栄一宛 一九二八年六月四日(DK400133k-0002)
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(ビー・ダブリュー・フライシャー)書翰 渋沢栄一宛 一九二八年六月四日
                   (渋沢子爵家所蔵)
         The Japan Advertiser
            TOKYO
        B. W. FLEISHER, PUBLISHER
                    June 4, 1928
H. E. Viscount Shibusawa,
  Tokyo.
Dear Viscount Shibusawa:
  I have to acknowledge receipt of the \50 which you so kindly sent me in payment of the initiation fee of the American Club, which I have forwarded to the Treasurer.
  Speaking for the organizing committee, I want to assure you that your kindness in joining this club is highly appre
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ciated by that committee and by all of the members of the club. We feel honored to have you as a member of the American Club. Your interest in and your devotion to all things which tend to develop closer and better relations between the United States and Japan, form a record of which we Americans are proud. While we realize you may not use the club as much as the younger members, yet it seemed to us fitting and appropriate to have you identified with anything which concerns the welfare of the American community in Japan. We thank you for your kind interest.
  With warmest personal regards, believe me,
              Very sincerely yours,
             (Signed) B. W. Fleisher
(右訳文)
          (栄一鉛筆)
          倶楽部入会之事充分ニ記憶無之ニ付説明有之度事 七月二十七日一覧
          (別筆)
          八月六日申上げて御諒解を得たり
 東京市                 (六月五日入手)
  子爵渋沢栄一閣下
          東京、一九二八年六月四日
             ビー・ダブルユー・フライシヤー
拝啓、益御清栄奉賀候、然ばアメリカン倶楽部入会金として金五拾円也御送附に与り正に落手致候、右は会計係に廻附致置候
閣下が此倶楽部に御入会被下候事は創立委員を始め全会員一同の大いに名誉とする処にして深く感謝罷在候、玆に小生は創立委員一同を代表致し厚く御礼申上候、日米親善の増進に関する件に就ては何によらず閣下は深く興味を抱かせられ、且つ多大の御尽力を被遊候事他に比類を見ざる処にして、此は私共米国人の誇とする処に御座候、閣下は若き会員の如く此倶楽部を御使用被遊候事は可無之とは存候得共、在日米国人の福祉に関する件は何なりと御尽力被下度何卒宜敷く御願ひ申上候
閣下の御加入に対し深く御礼申上候、謹而敬意を表し奉り候 敬具


アメリカン・クラブ回答(財団法人竜門社)(DK400133k-0003)
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アメリカン・クラブ回答          (財団法人竜門社)
○上略
 一、当倶楽部ハ一九二八年五月一日創立
 一、渋沢先生ニハ一九二八年六月一日御入会
○下略
   ○右ハ当資料編纂所ノ問合セニ対シテ回答セラレタルモノナリ。


渋沢栄一書翰控 アメリカン・クラブ宛 昭和四年一月七日(DK400133k-0004)
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渋沢栄一書翰控 アメリカン・クラブ宛 昭和四年一月七日 (渋沢子爵家所蔵)
  アメリカン倶楽部御中 白石
                      渋沢栄一
拝啓、然ば従来貴倶楽部員に有之候処、何分にも出席難致候に付ては
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一千九百二十八年十二月卅一日を以て退会致度候間此段得貴意候
                       敬具
  昭和四年一月七日


小畑久五郎談話筆記(DK400133k-0005)
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小畑久五郎談話筆記 (財団法人竜門社所蔵)
アメリカン・クラブの創立に際して、是非子爵○栄一に入つて頂き度いといふ会からの希望で入られる事になりました。


AMERICAN CLUB STATUTES AND GENERAL RULES(DK400133k-0006)
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AMERICAN CLUB STATUTES AND GENERAL RULES
                   (渋沢子爵家所蔵)
        Statutes of Association of
          American Club
          ――――――――
  1. The Club shall be organized as an associate juridical person.
  2. The objects of the Club shall be as follows:
   (1) To promote international relations by providing a place where citizens of different nationalities may meet on a common footing.
   (2) To maintain a library and reading room where books and periodicals having a cultural and educational value may be obtained.
   (3) To maintain rooms where scientific and cultural bodies may hold meetings for discussion.
   (4) To provide opportunities for persons in Japan to become acquainted with Japanese history, culture and institutions.
  3. The Club shall be called American Club.
  4. The office of the Club shall be in Tokyo, and for the present is established at No.8 Marunouchi 2-chome, Kojimachi-ku, Tokyo.
  5. Persons of distinction, of all nationalities, shall be eligible for honorary membership. Honorary membership shall be for life and shall be conferred at the discretion of the General Committee.
  6. Members of the Club shall be of the following three classes:
   (1) Special Members. Holders of such offices as may be designated in the General Rules, who by virtue of such office shall be entitled to become members upon application and without election.
   (2) Ordinary Members. Gentlemen of good character who may be elected by ballot of the special committee as may be enacted in the General Rules.
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   (3) Associate Members. Ladies who may be elected by ballot of the special committee as may be enacted in the General Rules, but who shall have no vote at meetings.
  ............