Meiji Japan is a collection of digitized primary sources from the Edward Sylvester Morse Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Morse (1838-1925), who taught science at the University of Tokyo, was one of the first Americans to live in Japan, and he strove to document life in Japan. The majority of the collection consists of his written observations, illustrated by his hand-drawn sketches. Morse’s interests reflected in his writings include malacology, zoology, ethnology, archaeology and art history. Material types include diaries, correspondence, research files, drawings, lecture notes, publications, scrapbooks, and manuscripts.