|The Shibusawa Eiichi denki shiryo (Shibusawa Eiichi Biographical Materials) is a collection of primary sources including diary entries, letters, newspaper and journal articles, and other contemporary documents and materials relating to the life and activities of Shibusawa Eiichi. The Denki shiryo was published in 68 volumes from 1955 to 1971. The first 57 volumes are arranged by topic in chronological order and are divided into three sections: volumes 1-3 concentrate on Eiichi's formative years, his years in the service of the Tokugawa family, and his years in the service of the Meiji Government (1840-1873); volumes 4-29 concentrate on his years of leading the building of Japan's economy and public and social works (1873-1909); and volumes 30-57 concentrate on his years of contributions to social welfare, international understanding, and education (1909-1931). Each entry includes a brief summary of the event followed by supporting documents. The table of contents includes the same summary of events. Volume 58 contains a chronological index sorted by various activities, a list of items in the previous volumes, and indexes. The last ten volumes are of diaries, letters, talks, lectures, calligraphy, photographs, etc.
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