François-Jules Harmand Papers,

Collection Number: 3481

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
François-Jules Harmand papers, 1845-1956, 1845-1922 (bulk).
Collection Number:
3481
Creator:
François-Jules Harmand, 1845-1921.
Quantity:
4.7 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diaries, research materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Personal and official correspondence; autobiographical notes and diaries; medical reports concerning French Navy personnel; photographs; diplomatic reports; archaeological, botanical, and ethnographic accounts concerning Southeast Asia and its people; and documents pertaining to the Tonkin expedition (1873) led by Francis Garnier, in which Harmand participated, including numerous maps and drawings, some by Harmand, reports and journals, and a genealogical table of the Vietnamese royal family Nguyêñ. Speeches, military intelligence reports and maps, and contemporary copies of the Annamite Proclamation of June 8, 1883, and the Ultimatum of the Convention of Hué (1883) with Harmand's commentary; also included are reports concerning political, economic, and social conditions and a proposal for establishing a French telegraphic line; letters, which Harmand acquired while consul in Bangkok, to M. Blancheton, an earlier French consul to Siam, from the French trader and explorer, Jean Dupuis, who was also a member of the Garnier expedition, and notes detailing the development of French interest and influence in Southeast Asia (author, unknown, n.d.) are included. Additional diplomatic documents consist of photographs and dispatches concerning military affairs and cultural traditions in India (1885-1890); a photograph album and dispatches both sent and received while Minister Plenipotentiary to Japan (1894-1906);
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

François-Jules Harmand was a physician in the French Navy, natural scientist, Commissioner of the Republic to Vietnam and Laos and consul to Thailand, India, Chile, and Minister Plenipotentiary to Japan.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Personal and official correspondence; autobiographical notes and diaries; medical reports concerning French Navy personnel; photographs; diplomatic reports; archaeological, botanical, and ethnographic accounts concerning Southeast Asia and its people; and documents pertaining to the Tonkin expedition (1873) led by Francis Garnier, in which Harmand participated, including numerous maps and drawings, some by Harmand, reports and journals, and a genealogical table of the Vietnamese royal family Nguyêñ. Speeches, military intelligence reports and maps, and contemporary copies of the Annamite Proclamation of June 8, 1883, and the Ultimatum of the Convention of Hué (1883) with Harmand's commentary; also included are reports concerning political, economic, and social conditions and a proposal for establishing a French telegraphic line; letters, which Harmand acquired while consul in Bangkok, to M. Blancheton, an earlier French consul to Siam, from the French trader and explorer, Jean Dupuis, who was also a member of the Garnier expedition, and notes detailing the development of French interest and influence in Southeast Asia (author, unknown, n.d.) are included. Additional diplomatic documents consist of photographs and dispatches concerning military affairs and cultural traditions in India (1885-1890); a photograph album and dispatches both sent and received while Minister Plenipotentiary to Japan (1894-1906);
a proposal and accompanying letter (ca. 1900) in English by Sun Yat-sen requesting support for an effort to free southern China from Manchu dynastic rule; and a few letters discussing events in Chile (1890-1891) and efforts to aid Russians imprisoned in Japan (1904-1905). Also included are newspaper clippings concerning political and scientific interest and activities; diplomas, certificates, and a record of his military service; and documents regarding the donation of his library to the University of Strasbourg. Additional correspondents include L. Pierre, a personal friend, members of the family of Francis Garnier, Admiral Marie-Jules Dupré, Admiral Peyron, General Alexandre-Eugene Bouët (1833-1887), Sir John Strachey (1823-1907), Alexandre E.J. Yersin (1860-1943), and Dr. H. Vergniaud, a fellow participant in the Garnier expedition. The papers are primarily in French and Southeast Asian languages.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Harmand, François-Jules,1845-1921.
Blancheton, M.
Bouët, Alexandre-Eugene, 1833-1887.
Dupré, Marie-Jules,
Dupuis, Jean.
Garnier family.
Garnier, Francis, 1839-1873.
Nguyêñ family.
Peyron,
Pierre, L.
Strachey, John, 1823-1907.
Sun, Yat-sen, 1866-1925.
Vergniaud, H.
Yersin, Alexandre E.J., 1860-1943.
France.Marine.
University of Strasbourg.

Subjects:
Manchus.

Places:
Chile.
China--History.
Siam.
India.
France--Foreign Relations--1870-1940.
Asia, Southeastern--History.
Vietnam--History--1858-1945.
Vietnam--Civilization--European influences.
Japan.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.2aat


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
François-Jules Harmand papers, #3481. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
François-Jules Harmand papers, #3481. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Personal Papers
Series II. Explorations in Southeast Asia
Series III. Work on Natural History in France
Series IV. Consular appointment in Siam
Series V. Consul General's appointment to Calcutta, India
Series VI. Assignment to Chile
Series VII. Sojourn in Japan
Series VIII. Activities after his retirement in France
Series IX. Maps and Documents

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
1862-1922
Box 1 Folder 1
Autobiographical notes
1866-08-03
Box 1 Folder 2
Birth Certificate
Undated
Box 1 Folder 3
Personal, military, and professional certificates
Undated
Box 1 Folder 4
Handwritten report of his military activities describing 10 years along with medical records
Date Unknown
Box 1 Folder 5
Two letters
1883-05-29
Creator: Pierre, M. L.
Creator: Mme. Harmand
Harmand, Francois-Jules
Mme. Harmand
Pierre, M. L.
Saigon
Box 1 Folder 6
Letters and a newspaper clipping
1902-01-13
Garnier, Francis
St. Etienne
Box 1 Folder 7
Letters and a notebook listing books of Harmand
1922
Mme. Harmand
Garnier, Francis
University of Strasbourg
Box 5 Folder 1
Diplomatic appointments and certificates
Undated
Box 5 Folder 2
Letters of introduction and recommendation
Undated
Box 5 Folder 3
Diplomas
Undated
Box 5 Folder 4
Certificates from academic societies
Undated
Box 5 Folder 5
Paper for the Medal of the Royal Court of Merit of Cambodia
1907-04-13
Box 5 Folder 6
Set of cards on various subjects
Undated
Covers wood, mushrooms, textiles, rice, etc.
Box 5 Folder 7
Set of cards on various subjects
Undated
Covers wood, mushrooms, textiles, rice, etc.
Box 1 Folder 8
Handwritten notes and a typewritten biography
Undated
Creator: d'Hangouwart, Lieutenant-Colonel
Box 1 Folder 9
Newspaper Clippings
Undated
Box 1 Folder 10
Photos
1862-1921
Box 1 Folder 11
Necrology
Undated
1866-1883
Box 1 Folder 12
Notebook and cards with notes
1866
Box 1 Folder 13
Notebook with loose notes
1867
Box 1 Folder 14
Notebook with loose notes
Undated
Box 1 Folder 15
Travel report
1874
Box 1 Folder 16
Notes and maps
1875
Box 1 Folder 17
Letters of introduction
Undated
Box 1 Folder 18
Travel Reports
1876
Creator: Vergniaud, H.
Box 1 Folder 19
Notes
1875-05-1875-06
Box 1 Folder 20
Notes
1875-11-1875-12
Box 1 Folder 21
Notes
1876-01-1876-05
Box 1 Folder 22
Notes
1877-02-1877-04
Box 1 Folder 23
Notes
1876
Box 1 Folder 24
Two notebooks with nautical annotations and drawings
1875-1877
Box 1 Folder 25
Notes
1877-01-09-1877-01-31
Box 1 Folder 26
Language studies with archaeological drawings
Undated
Box 1 Folder 27
Photos and Notes
Undated
Box 1 Folder 28
Report to the French Governor
1876-1877
Dupre, Admiral
Box 1 Folder 29
Report to the Minister of Education
Undated
Box 1 Folder 30
Notes from a zoological report to a minister
1876-04
Box 1 Folder 31
Report to the director of a museum of natural history
1876-04-20
Box 1 Folder 32
Incomplete report
1876
Box 1 Folder 33
Notebook containing copies of telegrams
1883
Box 1 Folder 34
Notebook containing copies of telegrams
1883
Box 1 Folder 35
Notebook with drawings and loose notes
1875
Used for anthropological and ethnographic studies
Box 1 Folder 36
Anthropological notebook
Undated
Box 1 Folder 37
Zoological photos and drawings
Undated
Box 1 Folder 38
Notebooks of zoological notes
1875
Box 1 Folder 39
Genealogical table of the Vietnamese Royal Family, Nguyen
Undated
Nguyen
Box 1 Folder 40
Letters
1873-1874
Creator: Dupuis, Jean
Blancheton
Siam
Box 1 Folder 41
Correspondence
1870-1876
Box 1 Folder 42
Correspondence
1877-1881
1869-1881
Box 2 Folder 1
Fragmentary notes about the organization of Indochina
Undated
Box 2 Folder 2
Report on a projected railroad in Southeast Asia
1877-04-04
Box 2 Folder 3
Report on proposed business school for Indo-Chinese in Paris
Undated
Box 2 Folder 4
Report about the Island de Khong
Undated
Box 2 Folder 5
Report to M. Milnes- Edwards, scientific representative of the French government. Attached is a proposal for a trip to Indochina
1881-07
Creator: M. Milnes-Edwards
France
Indochina
Box 2 Folder 6
Report on administration of the colonies
Undated
Box 2 Folder 7
A confidential report by Harmand for an economic and scientific dictionary
Undated
Box 2 Folder 8
Notes - "Indochinese Races" with pencil drawings
Undated
Box 2 Folder 9
Notes for a lecture
Undated
Box 2 Folder 10
Instructions for missionaries going to Vietnam
Undated
Vietnam
Box 2 Folder 11
General notes about Vietnam, products, sketches, etc.
Undated
Box 2 Folder 12
Miscellaneous notes and a notebook about Vietnam
Undated
Box 2 Folder 13
Notes from a conference
1880
Box 2 Folder 14
Description of rice culture
1869
Box 2 Folder 15
Photos of rice paddies
Undated
Box 2 Folder 16
Photos of indigenous population
Undated
Box 2 Folder 17
A notebook and a bibliography on Indochina
1880
1881-1885
Box 2 Folder 18
Military reports and hand-drawn maps
Undated
Box 2 Folder 19
Report on the installation of a French telegraph line
Undated
Box 2 Folder 20
Notes concerning the border between Siam and Cambodia
Undated
Box 2 Folder 21
Receipts
Undated
Box 2 Folder 22
Various Notes
Undated
Box 2 Folder 23
Administrative documents and recommendations
1883
Bangkok
Box 2 Folder 24
A report concerning the French-Siamese question
Undated
Box 2 Folder 25
A report concerning the political interests of France and England in Siam and Burma
1885
Paris, France
Box 2 Folder 26
Notes documenting the French interest and influence in Siam
1881
Box 2 Folder 27
Newspaper clippings
Undated
Box 2 Folder 28
Reprint of Indochinese Affairs
1884
Paris, France
Box 2 Folder 29
Report about border conflicts
1883
Box 2 Folder 30
Contemporary copy of the Convention of Hue and comments concerning it
1883-08-23
Box 2 Folder 31
Journals
1881-1882
Bangkok
Box 2 Folder 32
Journals
1882-1883
Bangkok
Box 2 Folder 33
Notes about unrest in Tonkin
1881-1883
Box 2 Folder 34
Conference
1881
Annam
Tonkin
Box 2 Folder 35
Notes about Cambodia
1883
Box 2 Folder 36
Various undated notes
Undated
Box 2 Folder 37
Notes by Colonel Laurent about Tonkin, annotated by Harmand
1883-01-09
Box 2 Folder 38
Memoirs written by M. de Beaumont annotated by Harmand
1882-1883
Box 2 Folder 39
Official documents in Thai concerning regulations of the French government and letters of introduction
Undated
Box 2 Folder 40
1881
1881
Box 2 Folder 41
January-July 1882
1882-01-1882-07
Box 2 Folder 42
August-September 1882
1882-08-1882-09
Box 2 Folder 43
October-December 1882
1882-10-1882-12
Box 2 Folder 44
A notebook with non-official correspondence
1882-1883
Box 3 Folder 1
January-March 1883
1883-01-1883-03
Box 3 Folder 2
April-July 1883
1883-04-1883-07
Box 3 Folder 3
August-September 1883
1883-08-1883-09
Box 3 Folder 4
October-December 1883
1883-10-1883-12
Box 3 Folder 5
Undated letters
1881-1883
1884-1890
Box 3 Folder 6
Report on the organization of French-Indochina
1885
Box 3 Folder 7
Report on communication in French-Indochina
1885
Box 3 Folder 8
Military report by M. de Torey discussing occupation
1886
Box 3 Folder 9
Report on boundaries
Undated
Box 3 Folder 10
Report on the organization of Annam
1885
Box 3 Folder 11
Report on French military forces on Indochina
1885
Box 3 Folder 12
Report on carbon mines in Tonkin
Undated
Box 3 Folder 13
Notes on Indian government
Undated
Box 3 Folder 14
Notes on administration in the French colonies
Undated
Box 3 Folder 15
Notes on special affairs in Indochina and a newspaper clipping describing Harmand's opinion
1885-04-01-1885-04-02
National
Box 3 Folder 16
Notes discussing various issues, including border problems with China
Undated
Box 3 Folder 17
Notes, possibly a draft for a letter
Undated
Box 3 Folder 18
A letter by M. Fontaine discussing navigable waterways
1890
Box 3 Folder 19
Photos
Undated
Box 3 Folder 20
Photos
Undated
Box 3 Folder 21
A journal and notes
Undated
Box 3 Folder 22
Notes on a book by Sir John Strachey, translated by Harmand
Undated
Box 3 Folder 23
January-June 1884
1884-01-1884-06
Box 3 Folder 24
July-December 1884
1884-07-1884-12
Box 3 Folder 25
1885
1885
Box 3 Folder 26
1886
1886
Box 3 Folder 27
1887
1887
Box 3 Folder 28
1888
1888
Box 3 Folder 29
1889
1889
Box 3 Folder 30
1890
1890
1890, undated
Box 3 Folder 31
Official letter from the foreign ministry sending Harmand to Chile
Undated
Box 3 Folder 32
Papers concerning the retirement of M. de Bacourt
Undated
Box 3 Folder 33
Correspondence
1890
Box 3 Folder 34
Newspaper clippings
Undated
Box 3 Folder 35
1884-1893
1884-1893
1890-1906
Box 3 Folder 36
Journal on diplomatic affairs
1894-1895
Box 3 Folder 37
Telegrams
1894-1899
Box 3 Folder 38
Telegrams
1900-1901
Box 3 Folder 39
Telegrams
1902-1905
Box 4 Folder 1
Telegrams
1905-1906
Box 4 Folder 2
Treaty of August 4, 1896 between France and Japan with various notes
1896-08-04
Box 4 Folder 3
Notes about organization in Vietnam and Laos with two notebooks
1894
Box 4 Folder 4
Copy of report of the French Consul in Canton
1894-12
Box 4 Folder 5
Handwritten notes relating to the French-Siamese conflict
1893-1894
Box 4 Folder 6
Reprint from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and newspaper clippings
1893-1894
Box 4 Folder 7
Three reports by Yersin to the Governor-General
1893
Box 4 Folder 8
Various letters, notes, and reprints relating to Yersin and photographs taken by Yersin
1892-1894
Box 4 Folder 9
Letters from Yersin to Harmand
1895-1900
Box 4 Folder 10
Photographs
Undated
Japan
Box 4 Folder 11
An album with photos taken by Alex Halot
1895
Box 4 Folder 12
Notes and reprints with cards on various subjects
1890
Box 4 Folder 13
1891-1893
1891-1893
Box 4 Folder 14
1894
1894
Box 4 Folder 15
1895
1895
Box 4 Folder 16
1896-1898
1896-1898
Box 4 Folder 17
1899-1900
1899-1900
Box 4 Folder 18
1900-1906
1900-1906
Box 4 Folder 19
Newspaper clippings
1910-1911
Box 4 Folder 20
Reviews of his publications
1910-1912
Box 4 Folder 21
Correspondence
1907-1922
Box 4 Folder 22
Undated material
Undated
1875-1883
Box 6
Collection Description
Undated
Box 6
Sala Royal painting
Undated
Box 6
Border Between Siam and the Providence of Tenasserim
1881
Box 6
Southeast Asia, annotated
1879
Box 6
Itinerary in Indo-China for Dr. Harmand
1875-1877
Box 6
Bassac, La Khon and Hue, annotated
1877
Box 6
L'Isthme de Kra
1881-08-14
Box 6
Convention de Hue
1883-04-25