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Finding Aid for the Henri C.J. Heusken Papers, 1855-1861
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henri C.J. Heusken Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1855-1861
    Collection number: 198
    Creator: Heusken, Henry C.J., 1832-1861
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Henri C.J. Heusken (1832-1861) served as secretary and interpreter for Townsend Harris, the first U.S. Consul-General in Japan. The collection consists of the manuscript of the Mémoires de Voyage of Henri C.J. Heuskens. The diary, illustrated with 37 original ink wash vignettes by the author, is an account of his voyage to and sojourn in Siam, and later in Japan with Harris.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Swets & Zeitlinger C.V., purchase, 1952.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Henri C.J. Heusken Papers (Collection 198). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233140 

    Biography

    Heusken served as secretary and interpreter for Townsend Harris, the first U.S. Consul-General in Japan; he sailed from Brooklyn Harbor in October 1855, reached Siam and later Japan; he died in the winter of 1861.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of the manuscript of the Mémoires de Voyage of Henri C.J. Heuskens, who was secretary and interpreter for Townsend Harris, the first U.S. Consul-General in Japan. The diary, illustrated with 37 original ink wash vignettes by the author, is an account of his voyage to and sojourn in Siam, and later in Japan with Harris.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Heusken, Henry C.J., 1832-1861--Diaries.
    Translators--Archival resources.
    Thailand--Description and travel.
    Japan--Description and travel.

    Related Material

    Townsend Harris Papers (Collection 839). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.