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Collection Number: 01199-z

Collection Title: James Fountain Heustis Logbooks, 1851-1853.

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Abstract James Fountain Heustis (died 1891) of Cahaba, Ala., was a surgeon in the United States navy. The collection includes books kept by Heustis as surgeon on the "John Adams," including notes on weather, work, the ship's position, prescriptions, quarterly reports of cases of illness on board, medical notes, poems, and notes on church history. The logbooks were kept while Heustis's ship was stationed near Norfolk, Va., at sea, and cruising off the west coast of Africa.
Creator Heustis, James Fountain, d. 1891.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Original volumes may not be photocopied.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the James Fountain Heustis Logbooks, #1199-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typed transcription available of Volume 1: Ship's log, January 1851-January 1852.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. W. B. Paterson of Mobile, Ala., January 1947.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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James Fountain Heustis (died 1891) of Cahaba, Ala., was a surgeon in the United States navy. He was married first to Anita Watson and later to Rachel Lyons of Columbia, S.C.

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The collection includes books kept by James Fountain Heustis as United States navy surgeon on the "John Adams," including notes on weather, work, the ship's position, prescriptions, quarterly reports of cases of illness on board, medical notes, poems, and notes on church history. The logbooks were kept while Heustis's ship was stationed near Norfolk, Va., at sea, and cruising off the west coast of Africa.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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