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Preliminary Guide to the Charles E. Huse Diary
Wyles Mss 5  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles E. Huse Diary,
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1857
    Collection Number: Wyles Mss 5
    Creator: Huse, Charles E.
    Extent: .4 linear feet (1 document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Charles E. Huse Diary. Wyles Mss 5. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the William Wyles Library Board.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Typescript draft of excerpts from the Charles E. Huse Diary, 1850-1852 (San Francisco) and 1853-1857 (Santa Barbara), edited by William Henry Ellison and translated (from the Spanish) by Francis Price. The original two volume manuscript diary is housed in the Santa Barbara Historical Society Library.
    This 1954 draft is entitled Yanqui and Santa Barbarian: Selections from the Charles [E.] Huse Diary, 1850-1857, and is described as William Wyles Library Publication No. 1, under the general editorship of Jay Monaghan. In this draft Monaghan explains how this volume evolved, and he also provides a biographical sketch of Huse. The 1954 draft is unfinished and apparently never was published.
    The collection also includes a copy of the earlier 1953 typescript of the entire Huse Diary, probably intended to be used for excerpting/editing purposes. Another bound copy of the 1953 version also is available and has been cataloged separately (Wyles F864.H8 A3).
    Huse was a Harvard graduate who came to California shortly after the Gold Rush, first to San Francisco, then Santa Barbara. Much of the diary describes the transition of Santa Barbara from the Spanish to the American way of life.
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