Finding Aid for the Henri C.J. Heusken Papers, 1855-1861

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Henri C.J. Heusken Papers, 1855-1861

Collection number: 198

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, July 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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.

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.

Container List

Box 1

Holograph manuscript diary, October 25, 1855-January 8, 1861.

Physical Description: (384 pp.).

Scope and Content Note

  • Written by Heusken and entitled Mémoires de Voyage, illlustrated with 37 original ink wash vignettes by the author.
  • Diary is account of author's voyage to and sojourn in Siam, and later in Japan, as secretary and interpreter to Townsend Harris, first U.S. Consul General to Japan.
Box 1

Record print reproduction of above-mentioned Diary.

Box 1

Henry C.J. Heusken, Interpreter to the First American Consular and Diplomatic Posts in Japan, by Richard S. Patterson.

Note

(In American Foreign Service Journal, July 1947, vol.24 no.7, pp.14-15, 50-55.)
Record prints of original in Library of the University of Southern California.