James Murdoch (Scottish Orientalist)

Regarded as a genius in foreign languages, at the age of 24, he suddenly resigned from his post as a professor and decided to emigrate to Australia.

He spent the next five months recuperating at the British Museum translating the letters of sixteenth-century European religieux in Japan; he then returned to Japan, where he would live until 1917.

A History of Japan During the Century of Early Foreign Intercourse (1542–1651)A History of Japan From the Origins to the Arrival of the Portuguese in 1542 A.D.

References to volume numbers can be confusing, as the books were later issued in sets where volume number does not correspond to order of original publication.