|Creator:||Baker, A. L.|
|Creator:||Stevens, Walter LeConte|
|Title:||Stevens - LeConte papers|
|Quantity:||0.08 Linear feet (I folder; housed with minor collections MS 2235 - MS 2269)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of one typescript copy of a LeConte family genealogy prepared by Emma LeConte Furman; a manuscript notebook (1880) of Walter LeConte Stevens entitled Records of the LeConte family; one handwritten signed letter, dated March 21, 1823 from A. L. Baker in Savannah, Georgia to sister Ann E. Stevens; a printed memorial (1867) to Annie L. C. Stevens [Ann LeConte Stevens]; manuscript pages of a Coat of arms of the LeConte family; and three newspaper clippings regarding the sainthood of Elizabeth Ann Seton.|
Walter LeConte Stevens was born June 17, 1847. He was the son of Josiah P. Stevens and Ann LeConte Stevens, nephew of Joseph LeConte. A physicist, he taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Washington and Lee College.
"Noted for their contributions to the intellectual life of nineteenth-century Georgia, the LeContes originally prospered as rice and cotton planters in Liberty County and later earned recognition for their scientific work." -- "LeConte Family" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-791&hl=y (Accessed May 11, 2009)
"A convert to Roman Catholicism, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was foundress of the American Sisters of Charity, which was the first sisterhood native to the United States. She was the first person born in the United States to become a canonized saint on September 14, 1975." -- "Biography" from The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton web site, http://www.setonshrine.org/bio/bio1.htm (Accessed May 11, 2009)
Stevens - LeConte papers, MS 2239. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.