Press cutting about the Japan Society visit to The Horniman Museum

A press cutting of an article describing the Japan Society’s visit to The Horniman Museum. The excerpt describes how after the guests inspected the interesting collection of exhibits, they adjourned to Surrey Mount where the décor was to a beautiful standard with the conservatory having the most brilliant effect. Refreshments were provided in the dining room whilst in the drawing room, a range of vocal and instrumental music was being played, with the following programme being gone through; song; ‘The Snowy Breasted Pearl’, Mr, Franklin Clive; song; ‘A Summer Night’, Miss Ethel Bevans, duets; ‘a. A Wanderer’s Night Song, b. It was a Lover and his Lass’, Miss Evans and Mr. Clive, selection from; ‘The Mikado’, Mr. Albert Fox, song; ‘Tally Ho!’, Mr. Franklin Clive, and song; ‘Who was it?’, Miss Ethel Bevans. Before the guests departed Mr. Uchida thanked Mr. Horniman for his kindness and hearty welcome he extended to the members of The Japan Society. Mr. Horniman responded by thanking the members of The Japan Society for their visit and meeting them was a great pleasure. The excerpt continues by mentioning the very unfavourable weather, and that on another future occasion, if they honoured him with their presence, the weather would be more favourable. The guests personally thanked Mr. Horniman for the evening, they were extremely delighted with what they saw and for the pleasant manner in which they were received. The excerpt concluded with each guest being presented with a box of exotic butterflies as a souvenir for their visit.

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