A member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, Henry Mystic was a very well-travelled globetrotter. While on an expedition in Papua New Guinea, he came across a young monkey trapped in the web of a giant spider. After rescuing him, he adopted the monkey as his pet, naming him Albert after a beloved uncle. Ever since, the two have travelled together and discovered many artifacts and treasures around the world. Mystic would also build a new home and adventure base in the New Guinea jungle, which he would call Mystic Point. His house, known as Mystic Manor, would open its doors to the public as a museum in 1896.
To help manage his 7000 artifact collection, he has also enlisted the help of his grandnephew James among others. In 1909, Mystic and Albert acquired a mysterious enchanted music box while traveling in Bali said to bring inanimate objects to life when opened. Though he did not see what had occurred, Albert's opening of the music box nearly threw his collection in disarray, though the chaos that ensued was undone upon the box being closed.
Henry Mystic and Albert were originally to be depicted in a more realistic fashion, keeping with Tokyo DisneySea's Tower of Terror. However, in an effort to make the attraction more appealing to families, the two characters were rendered in more of an animated style.
One of his S.E.A. membership fezes can be found in the Skipper Canteen restaurant, as well as books written by him. Titles include "A Manor of Fact", "Primates as Shipmates", and "Treasures of the Manor".
"The Daily Gnus" newsletter for the Adventure Trading Company game at Disneyland mentioned Lord Henry Mystic as a noted recipient of the Elephant Juju, given for demonstrating one's tracking skills, for "assembling the largest collection of lost goods of the last century". Mystic's name also appeared first on a list of adventurers that ran the Trading Company.
Lord Henry is one of the S.E.A. members that has contributed to the Tropical Hideaway's display of expedition paddles and oars, with Henry's paddle coming from an 1874 expedition on the Ganges River in India.
Henry Mystic is briefly mentioned in the third Tales from the Haunted Mansion book as a collecting rival of Colonel Tusk, though the story's vaguely contemporary setting makes this anachronistic.
Lord Henry Mystic's Rescue of Albert.
Henry and Albert discovering a Viking Ship.
Presenting the Mystic Electro-Magneto Carriage at the 1900 Paris Exposition.
As a shadow puppet in "The Adventures of Lord Henry".