Louis Henri Charbonnier Collection

Louis Henri Charbonnier Collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Charbonnier, Leon Henri
Title: Louis Henri Charbonnier Collection
Dates: 1875-1899
Quantity: 3.75 Linear feet 3 oversize boxes
Coll. Number: ms1058

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1877, Leon Henri Charbonnier, A. M., who had been acting as Professor of Civil Engineering in the University since 1866, became Professor of Physics and retained the chair until his resignation in 1897. Colonel Charbonnier was a native Frenchman with a background of military training, being a graduate of St. Cyr in France. During Professor Charbonnier's tenure at the University he also conducted student military instruction, a passion the Frenchman acquired during his days at St. Cyr military academy. In 1874 he was architect for Moore College, the only building built on campus between the war and the 20th century; it is also the only college structure built entirely using financing from the city of Athens. Moore College served as the home to physics and astronomy until the current building was built in 1959. Today Moore College houses the Honors Program. UGA Physics and Astronomy Departmental History (Retrieved February 23, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two books of correspondence and readings from a thermometer, sun thermometer, barometer, anemometer, and anemoscope in Athens, Georgia from the years 1888 to 1894 taken by Louis Henri Charbonnier.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Charbonnier, Leon Henri -- Correspondence
Hydraulic equipment.
Hydraulic jacks.
Physics teachers--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Richle & Bros. (Philadelphia, Pa.). -- Correspondence
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--Correspondence
University purchasing--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Louis Henri Charbonnier collection, ms1058, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: University of Georgia Ephemera Collection, UA85-001

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1875 December-1878 January 23
2Correspondence, 1878 January 24-1879 July 31
3Sun Thermometer, 1888-1889
4Sun Thermometer, 1890-1891
5Sun Thermometer, 1892
6Sun Thermometer, 1893
7Barometer, 1888-1889
8Barometer, 1890
9Barometer, 1891-1892
21Barometer, 1893-1894
2Anemometer, 1888-1890
3Anemometer, 1891-1892
4Anemometer, 1893-1894
5Anemoscope, 1888-1889
6Anemoscope, 1890-1891
31Anemoscope, 1892-1893
2Anemoscope, 1894
3Thermometer, 1899
4Thermometer, 1889
5Thermometer, 1893-1894
6Thermometer, 1892
7Thermometer, 1891
8Thermometer, 1890