Item 371N0221 - Granite marker, provided by Yōsuke Matsuoka, at grave of Isabelle Dunbar Beveridge

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371N0221

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Granite marker, provided by Yōsuke Matsuoka, at grave of Isabelle Dunbar Beveridge

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  • 1933-04-09 (Creation)

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Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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(1902-1982)

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Photograph of the granite marker at the grave of Isabelle Dunbar Beveridge on Sunday, April 9, 1933. The grave marker reads: “Isabelle Dunbar Beveridge / Born 1843 / Died Oct. 5, 1906 / Born in Scotland.” A wreath of flowers rests below the marker. Japanese diplomat Yōsuke Matsuoka, who had lived with Beveridge in Portland during his youth, provided the granite marker shown in this photograph and placed it at Beveridge’s gravesite during a brief visit in April 1933. Matsuoka, leader of the Japanese delegation to the League of Nations, stopped in Portland on his way back to Japan after his delegation’s withdrawal from the league in February 1933. A related photograph, image No. 371N0218, and a story about Matsuoka’s tribute to Beveridge were published on Page 16 of the Oregon Journal on Monday, April 10, 1933, under the headline “Honors Friend’s Memory.” The story, headlined “Nippon Leader Pays Honor to Benefactress,” reported that Matsuoka first arrived in Portland in 1893, at age 13, and was living in a Methodist Church dormitory when he met Beveridge, who took him into her home. See related image Nos. 371N0219, 371N0220, and 371N3037. Also see image Nos. 371N1641 and 371N1642, taken earlier in Matsuoka’s visit.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N221

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