IJUIN GORÕ (Marshal Admiral Baron, 1852-1921, Meiji period Career Officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy)

Fine Signature from an Autograph Letter in English with inscription "I remain, Sir, very sincerely yours Vice Admiral Goro Ijuin, K.C.B." and with some text on the verso asking "if you would be kind enough to offer the presents to His Majesty. He is going to give us an audience ...", 4" x2½", no place, no date

Sent to England for study in 1877, Ijūin completed courses at Royal Naval College, Greenwich and was commissioned a sub-lieutenant on 27 November 1883. Promoted to lieutenant on 20 June 1885, he returned to work on the Imperial Japanese Navy General Staff (1886–99). He was promoted to lieutenant-commander on 16 October 1890 and received a double promotion to captain on 7 December 1894. During the First Sino-Japanese War he served as a staff officer at the Imperial Japanese Navy headquarters. He became a close confidant of navy chief Admiral Yamamoto Gonnohyoe, and was an important planner and specialist in naval technology.

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Stock No:  40949      £75

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