Louis Henri Charbonnier Collection

Louis Henri Charbonnier Collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
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 http://www.physast.uga.edu (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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Charbonnier, Leon Henri -- Correspondence
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, ms 1058. 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

 
BoxFolder
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
 
BoxFolder
21Barometer, 1893-1894
 
2Anemometer, 1888-1890
 
3Anemometer, 1891-1892
 
4Anemometer, 1893-1894
 
5Anemoscope, 1888-1889
 
6Anemoscope, 1890-1891
 
BoxFolder
31Anemoscope, 1892-1893
 
2Anemoscope, 1894
 
3Thermometer, 1899
 
4Thermometer, 1889
 
5Thermometer, 1893-1894
 
6Thermometer, 1892
 
7Thermometer, 1891
 
8Thermometer, 1890