Lester D. Stephens papers

Lester D. Stephens papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Stephens, Lester D.
Title: Lester D. Stephens papers
Dates: circa 1960-2014
Quantity: 22.25 Linear feet (25.5 boxes and 1 tube)
Coll. Number: UA0001

Biographical/Historical Note

Born on February 18, 1933, in Gatesville, Texas, Lester D. Stephens completed high school in Bay City, Texas, in 1950. He attended Wharton County Junior College, in Wharton, Texas, from1950 to 1952, and the University of Corpus Christi (later, Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi) from 1952 to 1954, receiving his B.S. degree in 1954. He taught in a secondary school in Corpus Christ until 1957, when he became the registrar and assistant professor of history at the University of Corpus Christi, a position he held until 1961. He received his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1959, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Miami in 1963. He joined the faculty of the University of Georgia in September 1963, and soon developed an interest in the work of 19th century Natural Scientists in the American South especially Joseph Le Conte and his family.

A well respected teacher and researcher, Dr. Stephens was the recipient of nine awards for excellence in the teaching of history and served as the chairman of the University of Georgia Department of History from 1980 until 1990. Upon his retirement, in 1998, he was named Professor Emeritus of History.

Dr. Stephens is a dedicated researcher and prolific author who has presented papers at numerous historical conferences and scientific meetings and published more than one-hundred journal articles, scholarly encyclopedia entries, reviews of books, and other works. His books include Joseph Le Conte: Gentle Prophet of Evolution; Science, Race and Religion in the American South: John Bachman and the Charleston Circle of Naturalists, 1815-1895; and Seafaring Scientist: Alfred Goldborough Mayor, Pioneer in Marine Biology.

In 1994, Dr. Stephens was awarded a University of Georgia Fellowship for Study in a Second Discipline. Through this fellowship, he was able to spend a year studying sea creatures, such as coral and jellyfish, with specialists in the field of marine invertebrates. From 1999 to 2005, he was an Associate of the Georgia Museum of Natural History. He received the distinguished alumni award from Wharton County Junior College in 2002.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes both the professional and personal correspondence of University of Georgia History professor, Dr. Lester D. Stephens. Also, found in the collection are original manscripts, articles and notes related to Dr. Stephens' research into Joseph Le Conte's work and family.

The original documents in the collection date from about 1960 to 2014. There are also photocopies of articles, correspondence, etc. dating back to the mid 19th century.


Organized into three series: personal correspondence, professional correspondence, and Le Conte family research.

Index Terms

Authors, American.
Book editors--United States--Correspondence.
Charleston (S.C.)
College teachers--California--Berkeley.
College teachers--Georgia.
Evolution (Biology)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
LeConte family
Marine invertebrates.
Natural history--Georgia.
Stephens, Lester D.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens.
University of Georgia. College of Education.
University of Georgia. Department of History.

General Notes

RG 2-10-14

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lester D. Stephens papers, UA0001, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Personal Correspondence, 1964-2008

11Letters and memoranda, 1964-1965
2Letters and memoranda, 1965-1966
3-4Letters and memos, 1966-1967
5-6Letters and memos, 1967-1968
7-8Letters and memos, 1968-1969
9Letters and memos, 1969-1970
10-11Letters and memos, 1970-1971
12Letters and memos, 1971-1972
13Letters and memos, 1972-1973
14-15Correspondence [includes Information regarding Le Conte Family research], 1973-1974
16Correspondence, 1974-1975
17Correspondence [includes Information regarding Le Conte Family research], 1975-1976
18-19Correspondence, 1976-1977
20-21Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte Family research], 1977-1978
21-2Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1978-1979
3-4Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1979-1980
5-7Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1980-1981
8-10Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1981-1982
11-13Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1982-1983
14-16Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1983-1984
17-18Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte famiy research], 1984-1985
31Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1984-1985
2-4Correspondence, 1985-1986
5-8Correspondence, 1986-1987
9-12Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1987-1988
13Correspondence, 1987-1997
14-16Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1988-1989
17-18Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1989-1990
41-3Correspondence, 1990-1991
4-7Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1991-1992
8-11Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1992-1993
12-15Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1993-1994
17-19Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1994-1995
51-3Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1995-1996
4-6Correspondence [includes information regarding Le Conte family research], 1996-1997
7-8Correspondence, 1997
9-11Correspondence, 1998
12Correspondence, 1999
13Correspondence, 2000-2001
14-15Correspondence, 2001-2002
16Correspondence, 2003-2008

2. Professional Correspondence (Subject Files), 1965-2000

61-3Correspondence re: book reviews [and history courses, research fellowships fellowships, grants, speeches, Le Conte family research], 1966-1996
4"Joseph Le Conte's theory of mountain formation" (presented before the UGA Geology Dept. Colloquium], 1982 September 30
5"Southern scientific societies" 1982 Barnard-Millington Symposium, 1981-1982
6Address to the history faculty, 1981 April 13
7History Dept. photocopying policy, 1990
9Lester D. Stephens-awards, promotion material, etc., 1976-1980
10LDS-misc. letters, references to [him], citations to publishers, etc., 1966-1985
11South Carolina Hall of Science and Technology [correspondence, Founding Day inductees-John and Joseph Le Conte brochure)], 1979-1981
12"Joseph Le Conte's theory of mountain formation" by LDS (presented to the departments of Physics and Geology-University of South Carolina), 1981 October 16
13Reviews of "Science and medicine in the Old South", 1990-1993
14 The chain of creation book proposal (Charleston Naturalists) [correspondence], 1982
15"Forget their color: J. Peter Lesley on slavery and the south" by LDS [correspondence], 1978-1980
16 Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. [correspondence], 1990
17Correspondence-general [includes reports, brochures and newsclippings], 1967-1968
18Numbers, Ronald L. on Science in the Old South [correspondence], 1979-1981
19Numbers, Ronald-correspondence with Stephens, 1984-1988
20Georgia Association of Historians (GAH-Symposium on Public School History) [correspondence, report], 1984-1985
21-22Science in Antebellum Charleston: A Symposium at Charleston Museum [correspondence], 1981-1986
23Brumgardt, John-Charleston Museum [correspondence], 1986-1990
24Lee, Harry G. [correspondence], 1977-1991
25Midgette, Nancy [correspondence], 1980-1985
26Crowe, Charles-misc. [correspondence], 1983-1990
27Breeden, James O.-study of science in the south, 1984-1985
28Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory-correspondence with Lester Stephens, 1984-1988
29Vasile, Ron [correspondence], 1988-1997
30Park, Jean Jones-in reference to J.P. Barratt, 1990-1991
31Maienschein, Jane [correspondence], 1994
32"Ancient animals...Francis S. Holmes" [correspondence, draft], 1987
33The history teacher [correspondence], 1975-1986
34"Ancient animals and other wondrous things" [by LDS (study of Francis Simmons Holmes) correspondence], 1988
35Publications-letters re: (and reprint requests), 1975-1984
36"The discovery of nest of Swainson's Warbler"-article by Simpson and Stephens [correspondence], 1992-1993
37Ms reviews by LDS, 1991-1996
38Humanities Center proposals-ACLS proposal, 1991 September
39Proposal for OAH paper on "The response of southern scientists to the Theory of Evolution" [proposals and correspondence], 1992-1993
71Correspondence with UNC Press re: "Science, race and religion in the American South", 1996-1999
2-4Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History [activities, board minutes, correspondence], 1997-2007
5Sanders, Albert E. [correspondence], 1981-1982
6-7Correspondence re: papers presented, etc., 1979-2000
8Mantaya, Carol and Bertha Chapman Cady [correspondence, manuscript "From the journal of Bertha L. Chapman (1901)", 1977-1996
9McCrady, Edward "Ned" [correspondence], 1995
10Anglo-North American Conference, Edinburgh [correspondence, application, proposal], 1995-1996
11Society for the History of Natural History-paper presented [correspondence, memos, book of abstracts], 1987
12College of Education-UGA-1960s [correspondence, memos, student teachers/faculty lists], 1967-1970
13-14Review of The Georgia Review, 1997
15-16Le Conte Memoral Research Award and the William Pendleton Lamar Award for Archival Research [correspondence, proposals, announcement, vitas], 1998
17Le Conte Memorial Research Award and the William Pendleton Lamar Award for Archival Research [correspondence, proposals, announcement, vitas], 1997
18Calder, Dale R. (correspondence re: John McCrady), 1988-1995
19University of Georgia Press, Editoral Board [correspondence, memos and Editoral Board members/activities], 1990-1996
20Newsletter-"Faculty notes section" [correspondence, faculty members activities during the previous year], 1996
21University of Georgia Press, Editoral Board [correspondence], 1996-1998
22William H. Jordan, Jr. [correspondence, news clippings about William S. McFeely], 1990-1992
23-24Personnel Committee, 1997-1998
25Dept. newsletter-alumni [information], 1996
26Dept. newsletter [information for], 1997
81Pyenson, Lewis [correspondence], 1993-1994
2Georgia College Advisory Council, 1975-1978
3Report on Departments of History in the State University System of Florida [correspondence, report], 1987
4Iowa State University/review of Dept. of History [correspondence, review], 1988
5University of Alabama, Birmingham-program review-"America in western tradition: war and morality" [correspondence-syllabus], 1985
6Auburn University History Dept. evaluation [correspondence, report], 1987
7Correspondence-Misc., circa 1970-1990
8-10Payne, W.J. memos, 1977-1988
11Le Conte Memorial Research Award [correspondence, announcements, applications], 1995-1996
12-13Le Conte Memorial Research Award Fund reports, 1991-1998
14Correspondence re: Fewkes Article [Jesse Walter Fewkes], 2008-2010
15Correspondence re: S.F. Clark(e) article, 1994-1996
16Centennial celebration of the Carnegie Laboratory-paper presented at [includes correspondence, computer printouts and program], 2005
17Coelenterate Biology Conference, paper presented at, 2003
18-20Miscellaneous [includes correspondence-LDS's retirement, research on John Bachman, Le Contes, Addison E. Verrill, etc.], 1990-2010
21Study in a Second Discipline Program [correspondence, application, curriculum vitae, proposal], 1992-1994
22Review of ms. "Partners in Geology" for Virginia Magazine [correspondence, evaluation, corrected manuscript], circa 1990
23Kyriacopoulos, Naomi-M.A. [correspondence], 1997
24Correspondence re: published reviews by LDS, 1973-1977
91 The Red and Black[articles about History Department controversy], 1970
2[Correspondence to or about LDS], 1975-1979
3Misc. Correspondence, 1979-1980
4Laerm, Joshua [memorial], 1997
5LDS faculty course load, 1977
6PhD degrees-History Department, 1939-1981
7-8Graduate students in education, 1967-1976
9European History Exams [HIS 111], 1966
10Examination and syllabi [HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 420], 1966-1970
11Western Civilization examinations [HIS 111, 112, 113], 1967-1973
12HIS 111-Western Civilization to 1660, 1979
13HIS 217H-Western Civilization since 1815, 1973-1979
14HIS 252-U.S. since 1865, 1976-1979
15HIS 252-examinations, 1977-1979
16HIS 31-H-Honors Jr. Seminar in History, 1972-1979
17HIS 400S-Senior Seminar, 1990
18HIS 893A-Teaching History in Colleges and Universities, 1971-1974
19HIS 893G-Historical Methodology, 1971-1992
20Student evaluations-HIS 893G, 1988
21Student evaluations-HIS 4975/4985/4995 (Senior Seminar), Bulk, 1987-1988, 1987-1988
22Student evaluations-HIS 893G, 1991
23Student evaluations-HIS449A, 1997
24Student evaluations-HIS 300M, 1997
25Student evaluations-HIS 497S, 1984
26Student evaluations-HIS 300M/693G, 1995
27Student Evaluation-HIS 693G, 1996
28Student Evaluations-HIS 402A, 1996
29Student evaluations-HIS 300M, 1997
30Student Evaluations-HIS 300M, 1997
31Student evaluations-HIS 400S (Senior Seminar), 1991
3231 Student evaluations-HIS 893G, 1975
33Student evaluations-HIS 252 (2 classes), 1978
34Student evaluations-HIS 310H, 1974
35Student evaluations-HIS 893G, 1992
36Student evaluations-HIS 300M, 1993
37Student evaluations-HIS 893G, 1976
38Student evaluations-HIS 893G, 1993
39Student evaluations-HIS 310H, 1979
40Student evaluations-HIS 217H, 1973
41Student evaluations-HIS 893G/HIS 4975, 1981
42Student evaluations-HIS 4985, 1982
43Student evaluations-HIS 310H, 1975
44Student evaluations-HIS 310H, 1973
45Student Evaluations-HIS 4974/4985, 1982
46Student evaluations-HIS 893G, 1985
47Student evaluations-HIS 252, 1979
48Student evaluations-HIS 111, 1979
49Student evaluations-HIS 310H, 1976
50Student evaluation-HIS 252, 1978
51Student evaluations-HIS 252, class size=100, 1994
52Student evaluations (comparison) HIS 217H, 1978-1979
53Student evaluations-HIS 217H, 1979
54Student evaluations-HIS 893G, 1980
55Student evaluations-HIS 217H, 1973
56[History 498S, 498S, 499S-Syllabi], 1981-1988
101Astore, William J., Capt. USAF [correspondence, article], 1996
2Forum for the History of Science in America [correspondence, meeting information, officers, petition, etc.], 1988-1989
3Photographs [and negatives] History Dept's annual awards dinner, 1980-1994
4Review of ms. for Isis [correspondence, evaluation, corrected ms. "Prejudice, discrimination and delay..."], February 11, 1998
5By-laws for Dept. of History, 1990
6McKinley, Daniel [correspondence], 1991-1996
7Dillard, Philip-letters of recommendation, 1994
8Proposal-NEH summer stipend, 1994
9Review of proposal for biography of C.V. Riley by Edward H. Smith [correspondence, comments, proposal], 1995
10Payne, W.J. correspondence, 1977-1980
11"Enough of the marvelous: Mesmerism and Prenology in Antebellum Charleston" review of-for The journal of southern history [correspondence, evaluation], 1990
12Society of American Archivists annual meeting [correspondence, memos, forms], 1981 September 1-4
13Tribute to Bennett H. Wall by Lester Stephens [retirement dinner tribute], 1985
14Presented paper at the Joint Meeting of the Anglo/North American Conference, Toronto [correspondence, proposal, paper, "The prevalence of the Naturalist Tradition..."], 1992 July
15J. Hatton Howard, III, Honor Teaching Award Fund [perpetual fund agreement, correspondence, memos, "Thank You" cards], 1992-1995
16Livingstone, David N. [correspondence], 1986-1987
17University correspondence [includes "A report to the faculty of the University of Georgia on the Library"], 1978-1984
18"In tribute to Alf A. Heggoy" for memorial service by LDS, 1988 February 10
195th International Conference on Coelenterate Biology -Southhampton, England [program and abstracts, memo], 1989 July
20-21Correspondence re: articles published by LDS #2 [includes information regarding Le Conte Famiy research], 1976-1991
22-23Correspondence re: articles published by LDS #1 [includes information regarding Le Conte Family research], 1974-1980
24[History Dept.-correspondence], 1983-1988
26Search Committee-Chairperson, Dept. of History [correspondence], 1993-1994
26Miscellaneous correspondence, etc., pulled from chronological files [correspondence, comments on Thomas Dyer's The University of Georgia: a Bicentiennial history and information regarding Le Conte Family research], 1978-1988
27Simpson, Marcus B., M.D. [correspondence-some related to Le Contes], 1976-1996
28Ernest E. Just Commemorative Program [correspondence, program], 1983
29Alumni Society speech-April 22, 1982 [includes earlier correspondence], 1981-1982
30Kozak and Stephens [correspondence], 1990
31Georgia Academy of Science [correspondence, officers, council meeting agendas and minutes], 1995-1997
32Correspondence with William D. Anderson, Jr. re: article on Holbrook, 2000-2002
33Lists of history faculty, 1983-2000
111University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1983
2University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1984
3University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1984-1985
4University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1985
5-6University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1985-1986
7-8University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1986-1987
9-10University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1987-1988
11-12University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1988-1991
13University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1990-1991
14-15University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1992-1993
16University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1993-1994
17University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1994
18University of Alabama Press [correspondence], 1994-1996
19University of Alabama Press series-History of American Science and Technology Series-LDS, editor [brochures, article, University of Alabama Press-new book catalogs], 1990-1996
20University of Alabama Press series-comments, circa 1980-1996
21[Misc. materials], 1972-2011
251 Probing the past, 1967-1982
2[Correspondence], 1970s-2009
3McCrady, John-correspondence related to research on McCrady, 1982-1992, 2013
4Correspondence regarding dates on McCrady's writings/ Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 1991-1992
5Annual evaluation of faculty [Stephens], 1993-1997
6Correspondence regarding Milton B. "Sam" Gray, 1995-1997
7-8 Seafaring scientist: Alfred Goldborough Mayor, pioneer in Marine Biology, 1995-2006
9Wharton County Junior College [WCJC] Hall of Fame Award, 2002
10Correspondence regarding Coelenterate Biology, 2003
11Curriculum vitae [Stephens], 2014 May 17
261-2History Department, 1968-1969
3Department of History Self Study, 1970
4History Department, 1970-1972
5Teaching Assistantship, 1972-1973
6Department of History, 1972-1973
7-8History Department communications, 1973-1975
9 The University of Georgia Department of History newsletter, 1975 Fall
10-12History Department communications, 1975-1978
13Statement of rationale for general education courses in the History of Western Civilization, 1978-1979
14History Department correspondence, 1978-1979
15Statement of rationale for the survey courses in Western Civilization, 1979
16History Department correspondence, 1979-1980
17Mell, Carlton, 1979-1981
18History Department communications, 1980s
19-20History Department correspondence, 1980-1982
21Miscellaneous/faculty meetings/Advisory Committee, 1981-1983
22Travel, 1982-1983
23History Department correspondence, 1982-1983
24 Georgia Historical Quarterly, 1982-1983
25History Department correspondence, 1980-1983
26Graduate Program evaluation, 1983
27Department travel budget, 1983-1984
28History Department correspondence, 1983-1984
29Lillian Smith Research Fund, 1983-1989
30History Colloquium, 1984-1985
31History Department correspondence, 1984-1985
32Assistant to the Head, 1985-1986
33History Department correspondence, 1985-1986
34Salary recommendations, 1985-1991
35Brinkley, Alan, 1986-1987
36-37History Department correspondence, 1986-1988
38Search Committee for Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1987-1988
271-2Departmental Colloquium, 1987-1989
3History Department, 1988-1989
4Travel budget, 1988-1989
5Department reception at SHA, 1989
6History Department correspondence, 1989-1990
7Departmental Colloquia, 1989-1990
9Strategic Plan, Department of History, 1989-1993
8Visiting Professor, 1990
10History Department correspondence, 1990-1991
11History Department Head Search Committee, 1993-1994
12A proposal for The Institute of Southern History in the University of Georgia
6a1Adler, Kraig correspondence, 1988-1992 November-January
2Anderson, Jr., Willian D. correspondence, 1991
3Appel, Toby A. correspondence, 1982 August-November
4-6Calder, Dale correspondence regarding Seafaring Scientist, 2003-2011 March
7Holmes III, A. Baron corerspondence, 1978-1988 October-May
8Leopold, Jennifer Porcher correspondence, 1983-1986
9Pease, William H. correspondence, 1980 October
10Pietsch, Theodore W. correspondence, 1987-1996 December
11Rothenberg, Marc correspondence, 1982-1983
12Archives of Natural History correspondence, 2004-2009 November-March
13Correspondence regarding Francis S. Holmes, 1982-1988 June-November
14-16Charleston Naturalists/correspondence with Archives, 1982-2015 March-February
17Correspondence regarding Holbrook and Gibbes papers, 1976-1995 August-April
18Correspondence about Seafaring Scientist and Alfred G. Mayer, 1996-2005 February-September
19Teaching History book correspondence, 1972 February=November
20American National Biography, undated
21Campbell, John Pendleton, undated
22Cotting article papers, undated
23Cotting information for article, undated
24New Georgia Encyclopedia, undated
25-26Research materials for article on Matthew F. Stephenson, undated
27University of North Carolina Press - book on Charleston Naturalists, undated
28White, Henry Clay, undated

3. Le Conte Family Research, 1964-2012

3.1 Sources, 1800-2012

121Le Conte Botanical Garden/Woodmanston Plantation, 1880-1974
2David Starr Jordan: Letters from Joseph Le Conte, Stanford University Archives [Photocopied Correspondence and Book Pages ], 1880-1975
3Gulick, John Thomas and Joseph Le Conte-Notes [Photocopied Book Pages], 1932
4Selected Reviews of Books Published by Joseph LeConte [List], 1970-1979
5Josiah Royce-Joseph Le Conte-Notes Photocopied Book Pages], 1901-1970
6University of South Carolina-Le Conte Memorial Plaques [Information], 1963
7State Department of Archives and History-Raleigh, North Carolina [Correspondence], 1974
8Lewis Le Conte, Death of [Article and Notes-Sources], 1848-1898
9Chronology of Events in Life of Joseph Le Conte, 1823-1901
10Bibliographies and Sources, 1810-1974
11John Muir (Published Letters re: Joseph Le Conte) [Photocopied Book Pages] ], 1864-1900
12Ward, Lester F./Letters from Joseph Le Conte-Brown University Library-Notes [Photocopied Correspondence], 1886-1896
13Yosemite-TR's Visit/Isabel Davis' Letter [Photocopied Articles and Correspondence], 1903, 1955-1956
14Walter Le Conte Stevens to J. McKeen Cattell (Library of Congress) [Photocopied Correspondence], 1898-1898
15Yale University Archives-Ms. Letters: Le Conte to Beecher; Le Conte to Whitney-Notes [Photocopied Correspondence], 1867-1883
16Simon Newcomb Papers, Library of Congress-Notes [Photocopied Correspondence], 1897-1898
17"Recollections of Emma Florence Le Conte's Youth" [Transcript], 1992 February 12
18John Hopkins University Archives-Ms. Letters: Joseph Le Conte to Daniel Gilman-Notes [Photocopied Correspondence], 1875-1899
19Hyatt, Alpheus: Letters from Joseph Le Conte-Maryland Historical Society [Photocopied Correspondence], 1887
20Scottsboro Property, 1883 [Photocopied-Emma Le Conte Furman's Estate], 1883
21Letter: Emma Le Conte to Faris C. Furman-Comments on Politics [Photocopied Correspondence], 1860-1890
22Lancaster Le Count-Ex Slave-Carpenter (Joseph Le Conte) [Photocopied Correspondence, Notecards, Articles], 1850-1974
23John Le Conte [Slave Census and Household Census], circa 1850
24Letter of Joseph Le Conte to C. J. Cowles-Notes [Photocopied Correspondence], 1963-1963
25Letter to Emma from John Le Conte on Death of Farish C. Furman [Photocopied Correspondence], 1883
26John Le Conte to Major General Whitney-Duff Green Papers, Southern History Collection, University of N.C. [Photocopied Correspondence], 1864
27J. M. Cattell Papers-Joseph Le Conte Letters-Library of Congress [Photocopied Correspondence], 1898-1901
28Reflections of William L. LeConte, circa 1900
29Joseph Le Conte on Public Education-Letter to Z. Montgomery [Transcribed Correspondence and Notecards], 1850-1890, 1970-1979
30Romanes-Letters to Joseph Le Conte [Photocopied Book Excerpt], 1898
31Travel in the Northwest-Joseph Le Conte's Reminisence in 1899 of "An Early Geological Excursion" Minnesota Historical Society, 1944
32Geological Society of America-Minutes [Correspondence and Excerpts of Minutes], 1888-1901, 1978
33Evolution [Photocopies of Articles and Book Pages], 1874-1964
34Sierra Club Publications re: Joseph Le Conte [Photocopied Articles and Book Pages], 1894-1965
35Joseph Le Conte's Publications [annotated List], 1850-1937
36Articles on Le Conte [Photocopied Articles], 1909-1977
37"Joseph Le Conte: Evolutionary Science and the Sociology of Miscegenation" by Bozeman, circa 1970-1979
38Reviews of Joseph Le Conte's Books [Photocopied Articles and Notecards], 1881-1903, 1970-1979
39Physiology and Morphology [Photocopied Articles], 1900-1901
40Le Conte, Caroline E., Yo-Semite, 1879: Adventures of N. and C.Intro., Susanna B. Dakin, San Francisco-The Book Club of California [Photocopied Excerpt], 1964
41Race [Photocopied Articles], 1971-1973
42Keith, Old Master. [Photocopies of Book Pages], 1938-1942
43John M.B. Harden's Journal [Photocopy (He was Jane Le Conte's Husband)], 1841
44Le Conte [Misc.- Photocopies of Articles and Notecards], Bulk, 1852-1979, 1852-1951, 1970-1979
45Joseph Le Conte - On Geology [Photocopied Articles], Bulk, 1883-1901, 1883-1901
46Le Conte-Evolution [Photocopied Articles], Bulk, 1859-1967, 1859-1967
47Lesley, Peter-Published Letters re: Joseph Le Conte-Notes [Photocopied Book Pages and Notecards], 1909, 1970-1979
48Brooklyn Ethical Association [Photocopied Articles], 1892-1893
49Howison-Reference to Le Conte [Photocopied Articles (By Howison and Others], 1904-1966
50John Le Conte-Letter of Acceptance of LLD-UGA [Photocopied Correspondence], 1879
51-52"Joseph Le Conte's Contributions to American Ornithology" by LDS [Drafts, Manuscript, Correspondence, Sources], 1975-1976
53Le Conte-Reviews of Royce (Etc.) [Photocopied Articles, Typed Transcriptions], 1880-1979
54Latin Thesis on Arsenic by Dr. John M.B. Harden, College of Medicine of the State of South Carolina [Photocopy of Thesis], 1836
131"Joseph Le Conte and the Discovery of the Nest of Swainson's Warbler" [Drafts, Correspondence, Article and Photocopied Article with Handwritten Notes], 1864, 1977, 1995
2Society of American Archivists Meeting-"Joseph Le Conte: The Image and the Man"-Berkeley, California, 1981 September 3
3"John Le Conte: A Physicist in the Old South"-Paper-Southeastern Section of American Physical Society, 1985 December 2
4Walter Le Conte Stevens [Biographical Sketch Science and Correspondence About], 1928, 1988
5Joseph Le Conte on Physiological Optics-Presented Before the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society [Includes Ms., Program Guide and Correspondence], 1983 November 3
6Draft of Stephens and Laerm Ms.-Article on John E. Le Conte [Includes Source Materials], 1824, 1926,1998
7Le Conte, John Lawrence [Source Materials], 1875-1889
8"The Appointment of the Commissioner of Agriculture in 1877..." by LDS [and Notecards], 1970-1977
9Le Contes and Relatives-Reprints of Articles by LDS (Incomplete Files) and Curriculum Vitae, 1970-2012
10Le Conte Letters Borrowed and Returned by Alex Olsen [Includes Correspondence, Articles], 1868-1898
11"Journal of a Trip to Yosemite-Emma Le Conte Furman"-Original Typescript, 1882
12"Camping in Yosemite: Emma Le Conte Furman's Journal, 1882" Edited by Lester D. Stephens, circa 1980s
13Nancy Smith Collection-Note Complete [Photocopied Correspondence and Report], 1869-1890
14James Hall Papers-New York State Library [Photocopied Correspondence], 1854-1887, 1974-1979
15Alex Agassiz/Letters From Joseph Le Conte-Museum of Comparative Zoology-Harvard [Photocopied Correspondence], 1875-1893
16[Joseph Le Conte Photocopied Correspondence (The Bancroft Library)], 1865-1899
17University of Calif. Press-Le Conte Correspondence-Notes-Compliments of Mr. Albert Muto [Photocopies], 1933-1937
18Yale University Library-Notes [Includes Photocopied Correspondence], 1856-1882
19Joseph Le Conte -Addendum to Ware Sherman Journal-Notes [Photocopied Pages], 1878
20"Ware Sherman: A Journal of Three Month's [Photocopied Article], 1937
21"Index Rerum" Joseph Le Conte [Photocopy], 1900
22Le Conte Correspondence-South Carolina Libary [Photocopied Correspondence], 1871-1901
23American Philosophical Society-Joseph Le Conte Papers [Photocopied Correspondence], 1859-1897
24Helen Malcolm Le Conte Collection-Joseph Le Conte's Notebook [Photocopied Pages], 1850-1900
25Agassiz, Louis ["How Agassiz Taught Professor Scudder"], 1945
26Library of Congress-Lewis R. Gibbs Papers-Ms. Letters-John and Joseph Le Conte to LRG [Photocopied Correspondence], 1861-1869
27William LeRoy Broun Papers-Auburn University Archives-Notes [Photocopied Correspondence], 1856-1878
28Huntington Library Papers-Joseph Le Conte [Photocopied Correspondence], 1878-1895
29Fogazzaro, Antonio [Photocopied Articles and Translated Correspondence], Bulk, 1889-1934, 1889-1934
30Letters to Joseph and Lewis Le Conte From William Le Conte [Transcriptions], 1838
31W.A. Spalding to Joseph Le Conte-Spalding College/Huntington Library [Copied From Microfilm], 1893
32Joseph Le Conte to John L. Le Conte-Notes [Photocopies], 1882
33Arnold Arboretum Library-Harvard University-Joseph Le Conte Letters-Courtesy of Ms. Rogers-Notes, Bulk, 1888-1896, 1888-1896
34University of Michigan Collection-Joseph Le Conte Letters-Notes [Photocopied Correspondence], Bulk, 1882-1888, 1882-1888
35Whitney, Josiah D. Life and Letters...[Photocopied Bibliography], 1909
36Gray Herbarium-Notes [Correspondence and Photocopied Correspondence], 1888-1896, 1978
37New York Botanical Garden-Notes [Photocopied Correspondence], 1857-1866
38Memorialization of Le Conte Name-Notes [Notecards and Photocopied Articles], 1893-1896, 1957, 1970-1979
39William James Letter From Joseph Le Conte-Houghton Library, Harvard University-Notes [Photocopied Correspondence], 1887
141Notes on Dr. John M.B. Harden [Le Conte Family Research-Correspondence, Photocopied and Transcribed Articles, and Genealogy], 1817-1849, 1938, 1974
2Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia-Joseph Le Conte Ms. [Photocopied Correspondence], 1880-1883
3Camping in Yosemite: Emma Le Conte Furman's Journal, 1882-Edited by Lester D. Stephens [Correspondence, Ms. and Notes], 1974
4"A Georgian in Yosemite: Emma Le Conte Furman's Journal, 1882"-Edited by Lester D. Stephens [Correspondence, Ms.], circa 1975-1983
5"Camping in Yosemite: Emma Le Conte Furman's Journal, 1882" (Carbon Copy) [Ms.], 1974
6Smithsonian Institution-Le Conte Letters [Transcriptions and Photocopies], 1858-1896
7Farish C. Furman Article-3rd Revision [Photocopied Articles and Notecards], 1882-1884, 1970-1979
8"Diary of Emma Le Conte Furman, 1918" [Photocopy], 1970-1979
9Emma Le Conte Furman-"Personal Reminiscences of Childhood and Youth, 1921" [Photocopy], 1921
10"Reminiscence of Emma Le Conte Furman" [Photocopy], 1931
11"Recollections of the Personal Characteristics of Joseph Le Conte by his daughter, Mrs. Emma La Conte Furman" [Photocopy], 1910-1920
12Le Conte Genealogy by Emma Le Conte Furman [Copies and Written Comments on Fax Cover Sheet], 1900-1940, 1996
13Miscellaneous: Publications, Notes, Etc. [Photocopied Articles and LDS Notes], 1852-1966, 1970-1979
14Le Conte on Birdflight [Articles (Photocopied Articles, Draft of Manuscript "Birdflight and Aviation: An Unheralded View" and Note Cards], 1889-1979
15Sayre, Lewis A./Physician and a Friend of Joseph Le Conte [Biographical Entry], 1894
16Ornithology-Joseph Le Conte [Photocopied Articles, Transcribed and Photocopied Inventories], 1840-1940
17Joseph Le Conte/Biographical Sketch From Physicians and Surgeons of America, 1894
18Louis Le Conte-Inventory-Slave List [Photocopy From Liberty County], 1824-1850
19State of Alaska-The Legislature re: M.V. Le Conte [Correspondence, Photographs and Brochures], 1974-1976
20"Halls, Honors and History: A Sketch of Joseph Le Conte and His Legacy"-For School of Optometry-University of California, circa 1982-1989
21-24[Photocopied Source Materials], circa 1840-1980
151-7[Photocopied Source Material], circa 1840-1940
2713Correspondence re: research on archives and individuals, 1973-1979
14Anderson, Richard LeConte, 1974-1982
15Research-correspondence with archives and individuals, 1974-1978
16Correspondence with descendants re: Helen M. LeConte, Emma LeConte Talley Shaw, Margaret Smith, Nancy Smith and Katherine Adams, 1974-1984
17Black, Col. Claude A., 1974-1986
18McMillan, Mrs. Carolyn, 1974-1995
19Ornithology-correspondence, 1975-1978
20The legacy of the LeConte Family-address given at Hinesville, Georgia, 1978 May 1-2
21Popular articles on LeConte, many with errors, 1980-1991
22Correspondence with LSU Press, 1980-1995
23Permissions for use of materials, 1981
24LSU Press correspondence re: LeConte (Margaret F. Dalrymple, editor)
25Comments on Joseph LeConte, 1982-1987
26The LeContes of Liberty County/LeConte-Woodmanston Seminar, 1985 September 11
27-28A. Mason Gibbes-correspondence, 1977-1989
281-4A. Mason Gibbes-correspondence, 1990-1995

3.2 Le Conte family photographs [modern prints], circa 1980

158John Le Conte and Joseph Le Conte [modern prints], circa 1867
9Le Conte family-Yosemite party [modern print], 1881
10Le Conte family [modern prints], circa 1897

3.3: 3.3 Notecards, circa 1970-1980

16Notecards [box of index size notecards-Le Conte family research], circa 1970-1980
17Notecards [box of index size notecards-Le Conte family research], circa 1970-1980
18Notecards [box of index size notecards-Le Conte family research], circa 1970-1980
19Notecards [box of index size notecards-Le Conte family research], circa 1970-1980

3.4 Manuscripts, circa 1980-1982

20 Joseph Le Conte: Gentle Prophet of Evolution by LDS [first draft of manuscript], circa 1980
21 Joseph Le Conte: Gentle Prophet of Evolution by LDS [includes copy editor's comment on Joseph Le Conte manuscript], 1982
22 Joseph Le Conte: Gentle Prophet of Evolution by LDS (manuscript], 1982

3.5 Le Conte family genealogy charts, 1960-1961

231-2Le Conte-Adams/Wade Hampton Gibbes and Jane Alan Mason genealogy charts, 1960-1961

4. A.G. Mayer - Seafaring Scientist Papers

291Papers on corals and coral reefs, undated
2Genealogy and Anna Hyatt Huntington, undated
3Correspondence with archivists, undated
4Bibliography of works by Tortugas Laboratory - Publication list, undated
5Notes on butterflies and moths, undated
6Notes on Atlantic Palolo, undated
7Published biography sketches, undated
8A.G. Mayer Taxa and Mayer & Agassiz Taxa, undated
9Notes on chronology of voyages to South Pacific, undated
10Notes on Cassiopea, undated
11"Their Primitive Charm": Reflections on South Seath Islanders for Syracuse University Library Associates, undated
12Death of per W.H. Longley - Tortugas Laboratory papers, undated
13Tortugas Keys - notes on physical features, undated
14Obituary in nature notes, undated
15Notes on Zoology Society Bulletin, undated
16Taxa, undated
17Medusae of Bahamas notes, undated
18"Report upon the Scyphomedusae in the Philippine Islands" notes, 1917
19Notes on medusae of Australia, 1896
20Medusae of the Hawaiiain Islands, 1903-1904
21Notes on Dactylometra, 1898
22Notes on medusae of Fiji, 1899
23Notes on medusae of the Philippines, 1915
24Notes on medusae from the Tropical Pacific Expedition, 1899-1900
25Notes on types of a new medusa, 1901
26"Some Species of Partula [Snails] from Tahiti" notes, 1899-1900
27Navigation notes, undated
28Tortugas Laboratory - Views on the location (from Science), undated
29Case for laboratory at Tortugas notes, 1903
30Sea water and currents notes, undated
31Notes on shell-shock in marine animals, undated
32"The Tracking Instinct of a Tortuga Ant", undated
33Notes on box tortoises, undated
34Medusae Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology and Tortugas colored plates articles, circa 1900
35Notes on garter snake, undated
36Biographic sketch of A. Agassiz article, 1910
37Agassiz, Alexander and Mayer, A.G. notes, undated
38Plan for Tortugas Laboratory and Tortugas Laboratory papers, 1904
39Notes on scientists and helping others, undated
40Notes on museums, undated
41Notes on improving universities, undated
42At Princeton notes, 1919
43Notes on importance of marine labs, undated
44"Our Neglected Souther Coast", undated
45"The Research Work of the Tortugas Laboratory" article, 1910
46Alexander Agassiz's notes to A.G. Mayer, undated
47From Sea-Shore Life notes, undated
48Review of Mayer's Sea-Shore Life notes, undated
49Chapters 3-7 from Pacific Island Reveries, undated
50Articles on South Pacific Islands, undated
51Medusae of the World, 1910
52Tortugas Marine Lab - founding of and brief history notes, undated
53Biographic sketch of Hyatt notes, 1911
54Ritter, Wm.E. - sketch and correspondence with Mayer, undated
55Seafaring Scientist miscellaneous items, undated
56Sketchesa: Davenport, Daly, Woodward, Hooper, and Merriam, undated
57Brooklyn Museum publications notes, undated
58Marine Biological Laboratory - F.R. Lillies account notes, undated
59Booklyn Museum correspondence, undated
60Miscellaneous items: photos of corals, etc./CIN minutes, undated
61Correspondence ANSP and biographical sketch, undated
62Md Historical Society letters, undated
63Correspondence with Smithsonian, undated
64Biographical sketches and articles, undated
65Shiras, George - Physalia Voyage, 1907
301-2Carnegie Institution of Washington papers, undated
3-4Syracuse papers, 1905-1922
5Princeton University archives - letter to Hyatt and Mayer, undated
6Correspondence with Smithsonian, undated
7Princeton University letters, undated
8Vaughan, T. Wayland - corals, undated
9Seafaring Scientist revised version - final version for USC Press, 2005 August 12
10Mayer manuscript: inserts, undated
11The University of South Carolina Press magazine and Seafaring Scientist letters, 2008
12First drafts notepads, undated
13-15Carnegie Institution of Washington Yearbooks: volumes 1-23, 1902-1924
16Journals/Brantz and Ana Mayer collection, 1899-1900
17Materials from Brantz and Ana Mayer collection, undated
18American Society of Naturalists records part 1-12, 1883-1894
19-20Seafaring Scientist galley proof pages, undated
21Seafaring Scientist page proofs, undated
31Notecards from Seafaring Scientist, undated

5. A. E. Verrill papers

321Bush, Kathryn (assistant to Verrill), unknown
2Cephalopods of the World - for Verrill article, unknown
3Verrill, Addison Emery [correspondence and notes], 1961-2002
4Verrill, A.E. - Biographical sketches, unknown
5Verrill, A.E. - correspondence from Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP), 1868-1926; 1996
6MBL - letters to Verrill, circa 1973-1977
7Verrill correspondence - Smithsonian, circa 1867-1928
8Verrill, A.E. - "List of the polyps and corals sent by the MCZ...", 1863-1869
9Verrill, A.E. - MCZ archives, circa 1863-1924
10Verrill, A.E. - Yale University archives, 1864-1890
11Verrill, A.E. - publications in Boston Society of Natural History (BSNH) Proceedings, 1862-1863
12Verrill, A.E. publications, 1928
13Verrill, A.E. - on Rocky Mountain spotted ferer vector, 1905
14Verrill, A.E. - The Bermuda Islands..., 1902
15Verrill, A.E. - True Nature Stories, 1929
33Notes for article on A.E. Verrill in American National Biography, unknown

6. Jesse Walter Fewkes papers

341Fewkes to M. Hemenway correspondence, 1890-1891
2Fewkes correspondence, 1895-1924
3MCZ Archives - Fewkes correspondence, 1888-1892
4Fewkes, Jesse Walter - correspondence/Smithsonian Institution Archives, circa 1885-1895
5Fewkes miscellaneous correspondence and papers, 1879-1920
6Fewkes - California notebook Papers of Jesse Walter Fewkes, unknown
7Fewkes - Roscoff notebook, unknown
8Fewkes' "Fore and Hind Limbs", unknown
9Fewkes and Clark - Riverside National History, unknown
10Fewkes' writings, unknown
351The Natural History Research of Jesse Walter Fewkes, unknown
2Fewkes, Jesse Walter - General, circa 1930s and 1990-1994
3Fewkes project papers, circa 1850-1930
4Notecards, unknown