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GREEY, Edward, author, born in Sandwich, Kent, England, 1 December 1835. He was educated by private tutors, was a member of the English naval expedition to Japan in 1855-'6. spent six years on station and shore duty, and learned the language and studied the history of that country. He came to the United States in 1868, was naturalized, and engaged in commercial pursuits in New York. He is the author of the following plays: "Vendome," "Mirah," "The Third Estate," "The College Belles," and "Uncle Abner," and of the following works on Japanese history: "Blue ,Jackets" (1871) ; "Loyal Ronins" (New York, 1880) ; "Young Americans in Japan" (Boston, 1881); " The Wonderful City of Tokio" (1882) ; "The Golden Lotus" (1883) ; "Bear-Worshippers of Yezo" (1884); and "A Captive of Love" (1885). He is a member of the Zoological and Anthropological societies of London.
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