Sir Ernest Mason Satow (1843–1929) was a legendary British diplomat, a key figure
in East Asia and Anglo-Japanese and -Chinese relations, particularly in Bakumatsu
and Meiji Era Japan, and in China after the Boxer Rebellion. He also served in Siam
(present-day Thailand), Uruguay, and Morocco, and represented Britain at the
Second Hague Peace Conference in 1907.
This transcribed and annotated collection, to be published in ten volumes, is
based on Satow’s original diaries and journals held in the UK National Archives,
consisting of Satow’s diaries and travel journals that cover a period of over sixtyfive
years (1861 to 1926).
Volume 4 covers the period of 1889–1894 he spent in Europe (January–April 1889;
October 1891–January 1892; July–August 1893), Uruguay (May 1889–September
1891; February 1892–June 1893), and Morocco (August 1893–December 1894).