LeConte Family papers

LeConte Family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: LeConte family
Title: LeConte Family papers
Dates: 1857-1916
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 2 document boxes
Coll. Number: ms2085

Biographical/Historical Note

The LeConte brothers were born at Woodmanston Plantation near Savannah. They were the sons of Louis LeConte, famous for his botanical research and for setting up a botanical garden on the plantation. Both LeContes graduated from the University of Georgia and practiced briefly as physicians in Savannah and Macon. They later taught at the University of Georgia until they were forced to leave by controversy. President Church charged both professors with insubordination because of their belief in the then-developing evolutionary theories and their refusal to enforce some of the strict disciplinary rules at the university. The LeContes moved to California after teaching at the University of South Carolina and working as chemists for the Confederate army. They helped to found the University of California at Berkeley and John became the first president of this university. Joseph became its first professor of geography. The biology building at the University of Georgia was named for Joseph LeConte.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains primarily the writings, in pamphlet form, of John and Joseph LeConte-Georgia scientists and educators.

Index Terms

Earth sciences.
Evolution (Biology)
LeConte, John, 1818-1891
LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901
Life sciences.
University of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

LeConte Family papers, ms2085, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials are available in the following collections of this repository: LeConte genealogical collection, ms71, Joseph LeConte letter, ms641, Joseph LeConte collection, ms1618, stevens and LeConte family papers, ms2239.

See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image collection, ms3529.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11"Preliminary researches on the alleged influence of Solar light on the Process of combustion", by John LeConte, from The American Journal of Science and Arts, 2nd Series, Vol. XXIV, 1857 November
2 The Principles of a Liberal Education, an address delivered by Dr. Joseph LeConte, 1859, at Solumbia, S.C. (2 copies)
3"The Relation of Organic Science to Sociology", published in the Southern Presbyterian Review, for, no author given, 1860 April
4"Article I, On the Optical Phenomena", from the American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series, Vol. XXXI, No. 91, by John LeConte, 1861 January
5"On the Nature and Uses of Art", by Joseph LeConte, from The Southern Presbyterian Review, Vol. XV, No. 3, 1863 January
6Memorial of Mrs. Annie LeConte Stephens, late of Baker County, Georgia, 1867
7"Article IX, Vital Statistics: Illustrated by the Laws of Mortality from Cancer", by John LeConte, 1872
8Address; of Ex-president Dr. John L. LeConte before the American Association for the Advancement of Science, at Detroit, Michigan, 1875 August 13
9 Man's Place in Nature, by Joseph LeConte, 1877
10"Evolution in Relation to Materialism", The Princeton Review, by Joseph LeConte, 1878
11 Some Thoughts on the Glycogenic Function of the Liver, by Joseph LeConte, 1879
12 Effect of Mixture of Races on Human Progress, by Joseph LeConte, 1880 April
13"Relation of Berkeley to Certain Phases of Modern Thought", from The Berkeleyan, by Joseph LeConte, 1880
14 The Higher Utilities of Science, by Prof. Joseph LeConte, 1881
15"Influence of Modern Methods of Popularizing Science", an address by Prof. John LeConte, 1882
16"On Sound Shadows in Water", from The American Journal of Science, Vol. XXIII, by John LeConte, 1882 January
17On Certain Remarkable Tracks, found in the Rocks of Carson Quarry", from the Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, by Joseph LeConte, 1882 August 27
18"Apparent Attractions and Repulsions of Small Floating Bodies", from The American Journal of Science, Vol. XXIV, by John LeConte, 1882 December (2 copies)
19"Physical Studies of Lake Tahoe", by John LeConte, 1883
20 The Botanical Gazzette, with article titled "Some North American Botanists" by John LeConte, 1883 April
21Sketches from the Early History of Athens, Georgia, 1801-1825, by Dr. Henry Hull, edited by A.L. Hull, 1884
22"Horizontal Motions of Small Floating Bodies in Relation to the validity of the postulates of the Theory of Capillarity", from The American Journal of Science, Vol. XXVII, by John LeConte, 1844 April
23A Biographical Sketch of Dr. John Lawrence LeConte, by Samuel H. Scudder, read before the National Academy of Science, 1884 April 17
24Dr. John Lawrence LeConte, a memoir read to the National Academy of Science, with an appendix on the ancestry of the family by Samuel H. Scudder from the Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1884 April 17 (2 copies)
25"Are Not Dynamite Catastrophes Intimately associated with Electric Phenomena?", from The Technical Society of the Pacific Coast, Vol. II, by L.J. LeConte, 1885 August
26"Article XVIII, A Post-Tertiary Elevation of the Sierra Nevada shown by the River Beds", from the American Journal of Science, by Joseph LeConte, 1886 September
27"Facts connected with the explosion of a cargo of dynamite aboard the Schooner 'Parallel' while trying to clear the entrance to San Francisco Harbor", from The Technical Society of the Pacific Coast, by J.L. LeConte, 1887 July 1 (2 copies)
28Article Xii, "On some phenomena of Binocular vision", from The American Journal of Science, Vol. XXXIV, by Joseph LeConte, 1887 August
29 The Flora of the Coast Islands of California in Relation to Recent Changes of Physical Georgraphy, by Joseph LeConte, 1887 September
30"Vital Statistics and the True Coefficient of Mortality Illustrated by Cancer", from the Tenth Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of California, by John LeConte, 1888
31 Pacific Educational Journal, March 1888
32"Minor Contributions on a Curious Visual Phenomenon", reprinted from The American Journal of Psychology, Vol. III, No. 3, by Prof. Joseph LeConte, 1890 (2 copies)
33 University of California Philosophical Union, Bulletin No. 8, contains addresses made by Prof. Joseph LeConteand Prof. Howison, 1890
34In Memoriam: Professor John LeConte, reprinted from the Overland Monthly, for, 1891 June (5 copies; 2 badly torn)
35"The Race problem in the South", lectures and discussions before the Brooklyn Ethical Association, by Joseph LeConbe, 1892 May 1
36Proceedings at the Banquet given to Professor John LeConte by the Alumni Association of the University of California, 1892 September 24
37"Sketch of a Philosophy That Might Fitly be Named Evolutiona Idealism", by Joseph LeConte, 1893 March
38 Addresses at the Inauguration of Martin Kellogg, LI.D., as President of the University of California, Berkeley, 1893 March 23
39Memoir of John LeConte, 1818-1891, by Joseph LeConte, read before the National Academy, 1894 April
40"For the Beauty of An Ideal", from The Contemporary Review, 1895 May
41Address by W. LeConte Stevens, August 1895, from the Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vol. XLIV, 1895
42"Ramblings through the High Sierra", by Joseph LeConte, Publication No. 21 of the Sierra Club, San Francisco, 1900
43 The University of California Magazine, Vol. VI, No. 4, 1900 May
21"Chemicals and Chemical Apparatus", Science, Vol. XIII, No. 338, 1901 June 21
2"Joseph LeConte", by Andrew C. Lawson, reprinted from Science, N.S., Vol. XIV, No. 347, 1901 August 23
3"The Greatness of Joseph LeConte", from The University of California Magazine, Vol. VII, No. 5, by Thomas R. Bacon, 1901 September
4"Biographical Notice", by Joseph LeConte, by S.B. Christy, reprinted from Vol. XXXI of the Transactions, 1902
5"Sierra Club Bulletin", Vol. IV, No. 1, 1902 January
6"The Metric System", reprinted from Science, N.S., Vol. XIX, No. 483, by W. LeConte Stevens, 1904 April 1 (3 copies)
7In Memoriam of Eugene Woldemar Hilgard, reprinted from The University of California Chronicle, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, 1916
8List of published writings of John and Joseph LeConte, to, 1886
9 A Century of Geology, by Joseph LeConte
10"The Essential Characteristics and Mutual Relations of the School, the College and the University", from the Princeton Review, by Joseph LeConte
11"Evolution in Relation to Materialism", The Princeton Review, by Joseph LeConte
12 Furman's Intensive Farming, Atlanta, Ga.
13"The General Principles of Art and Their Application to the Novel", reprinted from the Overland Monthly by Joseph LeConte
14"Illustrations of a law of Evolution of Thought", from The Princeton Review, by Joseph LeConte
15"Mars and His Moons", from The Popular Science Monthly, Vol. XVI, No. 6, by John LeConte
16Memoir of John LeConte, 1818-1891, by Joseph LeConte
17"Morphology and its Connection with Fine Art", by Joseph LeConte
18 Mutual Relations of Intellectual & Moral Culture, by Joseph LeConte
19"On the optical phenomena presented by the Silver Spring in Marion County, Florida", by Prof. John LeConte, reprinted from Physics of the Globe
20"The Relation of Evolution to Religious Thought", by Professor Joseph LeConte
21Remarks of Professor Joseph LeConte, [pp. 13-20]
22 A Study of Browning, by Caroline LeConte
23Fragments of LeConte writings
27Scrapbook [copies]