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.
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.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
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