Finding Aid to the Frank Lecouvreur Manuscript and Papers MS.589

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 9


Title: Frank Lecouvreur Manuscript and Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.589
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1848-1906
Language: English, German.
Abstract: Frank Lecouvreur was a German immigrant who came to California by ship around Cape Horn. His travels begin in 1851. This collection contains correspondence in German and English, an English translation by Julius C. Behnke of Frank Lecourvreur's book From East Prussia to the Golden Gate, and an advertisement for the published translation. Materials are from 1848-1906.
creator: Behnke, Julius Camilus, 1859-
creator: Lecouvreur, Frank, 1829-1901

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 9, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Donated by Julius C. Behnke, 1926 January 25.

Preferred citation

Frank Lecouvreur Manuscript and Papers, 1848-1906, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.589; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Biographical Note

Frank Lecouvreur (1830, June 7 - 1901, January 7) was a German immigrant who came to California by ship around Cape Horn. A native of Ortelsburg, Prussia, he came to California in 1851, and to Los Angeles in 1855. He was a civil engineer, and served as County Surveyor of Los Angeles for four years; he also surveyed many ranchos for private parties. At one time during the the 1860s, he served as deputy county clerk, and later was cashier and a director of the Farmers and Merchants Bank. In June 1877, he married Josephine R. Smith.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence in German and English, a hand-written English translation by Julius C. Behnke of Frank Lecourvreur's book From East Prussia to the Golden Gate, and an advertisement for the published translation. Materials are from 1848-1906. Correspondence contains drawings and maps.

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chinese -- California -- Los Angeles
Correspondence
From East Prussia to the Golden Gate
Gold mines and mining -- California
Immigrants -- California
Indians of North America
Ocean travel
Rebellion in Valparaiso San Francisco Under the Vigilance Committee Trip Around Cape Horn