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Finding Aid to the Frank Lecouvreur Manuscript and Papers MS.589
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  • Processing history
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  • Preferred citation
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Use
  • Access

  • 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

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level list is available

    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