LeConte Furman Carter family papers

LeConte Furman Carter family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Unknown
Title: LeConte Furman Carter family papers
Dates: 1795-1999
Quantity: 7.0 Linear feet 10 document boxes, 5 half boxes, 1 oversized box
Coll. Number: ms3027

Biographical/Historical Note

The LeConte family included brothers John LeConte (1818-1891) and Joseph LeConte (1823-1901), their father Louis LeConte (1782-1838) and grandfather John Eatton LeConte (1739-1822). John and Joseph were scientists and educators at the University of Georgia, Souther Carolina College (later University of South Carolina) and the University of California at Berkeley. Louis LeConte was a planter and naturalist who lived at the plantation. Woodmanston near Savannah, Georgia and developed a botanical garden there. John Eatton LeConte acquired Woodmanston in the 1760s.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of genealogy, correspondence, writings, photographs, daguerreotypes, and printed material. The early correspondence concerns the LeConte, Furman and Carter families. More recent correspondence is of Carolyn Shaw McMillan, a great granddaughter of Emma Florence LeConte Furman. Much of this correspondence deals with efforts to preserve LeConte-Woodmanston and to reconstruct the botanical garden. In 1973 the site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and of the original 3,354 acres, 63.8 acres were deeded to the Garden Club of Georgia in 1977. Most of the writings are by Emma Florence LeConte Furman, who kept diaries for many years, and also wrote of her travels and her family.

Index Terms

Carter family
Daguerreotypes (photographs)
Furman family
Historic gardens--Georgia.
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration--Georgia--Liberty County.
LeConte family
LeConte, Emma -- Family
LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae
Woodmanston Site (Liberty County, Ga.)
Writings (document genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

LeConte Furman Carter family papers, ms3027, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Stevens and LeConte family papers, ms2239; Richard LeConte Anderson genealogical papers, ms1986.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Genealogy and Biographical information

11Genealogy notebook
2Genealogy and biographical information
3LeConte family seal

2. Correspondence

14Farish Carter family, 1810-1855
5Farish Carter business letters A-Z
6Business items-Farish Carter, 1812-1853
7J. R. Davis/Samuel Tate, 1864
8Elizabeth Griffing Edwards
9Dorothea M. Furman, 1797-1816
10Emma Florence LeConte Furman, 1868-1909
11Emma Florence LeConte Furman/ Farish Furman
12Emma Florence LeConte Furman-misc. letters to
13John Furman, 1861
14Josiah Furman, 1819-1825
15Katherine Carter Furman (Kate), 1882
16Richard Furman, 1802-1817
17S. E. Furman ?, 1887
18Wood Furman, 1795-1797
19Caroline Eaton LeConte (Carrie), 1882-1941
20Caroline Elizabeth Nisbet LeConte (Bessie), 1848-1872
21Eva LeConte, 1895-1906
22Joseph LeConte, 1846-1849
21Joseph LeConte, 1852-1883
2Joseph Nisbet LeConte, 1899-1907
3Sarah Elizabeth LeConte (Sallie), 1860-1863
4William LeConte, 1838
5McDonald family, 1799-1857
6E. A. Nisbet, 1855
7L. Richards
8Elizabeth Furman Talley, 1905
9Farish Furman Talley, 1914
10Letter fragments
11Quotes from letters (compiled by Lester Stephens)
12Empty envelopes
13Carolyn Shaw McMillan A-Z
14Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Richard LeConte Anderson
15Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Claude A. Black, 1971-1972
16Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Claude A. Black and Virginia, 1973
17Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Claude A. Black and Virginia, 1974
18Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Claude A. Black and Virginia, 1975-1982
19Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Larry Gulley, 1981
20Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Jennifer Hamilton and Rochelle Marrinan re: research at Liberty Co. courthouse, 1979-1980
21Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Alan R. Hardy, 1981-82
22Carolyn Shaw McMillan-George L. Pettit, 1999
23Emma Shaw A-Z, 1967-1975

3. Writings-Emma Florence LeConte Furman

31Diary, 1900
2Diary, 1901
3Diary, 1902
4Diary, 1903
5Diary, 1904
6Diary, 1905
7Diary, 1906
8Diary, 1908
9Diary, 1909
41Diary, 1910
2Diary, 1911
3Diary, 1912
4Diary, 1913
5Diary, 1914
6Diary, 1915
7Diary, 1916
8Diary, 1917
9Diary, 1918
51Diary, 1919
2Diary, 1920
3Diary, 1921
4Diary, 1922
5Diary, 1923
6Diary, 1924
7Diary, 1925
8Diary, 1926
9Diary, 1927
10Diary, 1928
11Diary, 1929
61Diary, 1930
2Diary, 1931
3Diary, 1932
4Personal reminiscences, Part I (from 1918 diary, p. 249)
5Personal reminiscences, Part II
6Recollections of ... Joseph LeConte
7"A Short Visit to Inverness", 1900
8"Sketch of the LeConte Family"
9Yosemite trip, 1882

4. Writings

71Fite, Gilbert-"Change and Continuity: Pioneer Agriculturalists In Georgia"
2Hamilton, Jennifer-Report on Woodmanston archeological site
3Hardy, Alan-"The Collected LeConte Papers on Entomology"
4LeConte, James A.-"Sketch of the LeConte Family"
5LeConte, John Eatton-poem
6LeConte, William L.-memoirs
7McMillan, Carolyn Shaw-notes on the LeConte family
8Stephens, Lester D. -"Farish Furman's Formula..."
9Talley, Elizabeth Furman-diary, 1881-1903
10Talley, Elizabeth Furman-speech re: James Carter
11Unknown author-"Christ in the Garden"
12Unknown author-"Two Great Georgia Scientists..."

5. Subject File

81Artifacts-Midway Church (Liberty County, GA)-nails
2Artifacts-University of Georgia memorabilia
3Business papers, 1815-1937
4Business papers-land grant, William Brock, Early County, 1835
5Inventory-LeConte papers at American Philosophical Society Library
6Scientific drawings by Joseph LeConte (?)
7Sketches by unknown artist
8Will-Joseph Anthony, 1785
9Wills-Joseph Bacon / Michael Bacon, 1764 1648
10Wills-Rebekah Baker / Richard Baker, 1767 1774
11Will-James Carter, 1779
12Will-Christopher Clarke, 1741
13Will-Joanna Eaton, 1769
14Will-Thomas Eaton, 1688
15Will-John Eatton, 1745
16Will-Thomas Eatton, 1767
17Will-Guillaume LeConte, 1710
18Will-John Lawrence LeConte, 1883
19Will-Thomas Mayhew, 1681
20Will-James Nisbet, 1831
21Wills-John Quarterman / Thomas Quarterman, 1763, 1790
22Wills-Robert Winn / Thomas Winn, 1824, 1796

6. Printed Material

91Agassiz, Louis
2Furman, Farish
4Harden, John M. B. and Jane LeConte Harden
5Lawrence, James Bolan
6LeConte family
7LeConte, John
8LeConte, John Lawrence
101LeConte, Joseph
2LeConte, Joseph-scientific and philosophical articles
3LeConte, Joseph- scientific articles
4LeConte, Joseph and Caroline-golden wedding anniversary, 1897
5Liberty County (GA)
6Liberty County (GA) Historical Society-newsletters, 1974-1982
3Clippings, 1972-1992
4Committee minutes, 1971-1982
5"Early History and Excavation of the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation" by Jennifer Hamilton
7General material
8"An Introduction to LeConte-Woodmanston"-Garden Club seminar
9"The Louis LeConte Botanical and Floral Garden" by Claude Black
11Self-guided tour
121"Le Marquisat de Nonant" by Charles Verel
2Midway Church/Midway Museum (Midway, GA)
3"Of Mercury, Moses and Medicine..." by Lester D. Stephens
4Research material for book by Alan Hardy
5Scottsboro house (Baldwin county, GA)
includes wallpaper fragment
6Seton, Elizabeth Ann (Mother Seton)
7"The Story of the LeConte Pear"
8Talley, James Nicholas
9University of Georgia
10Miscellaneous material

7. Photographs

131Agassiz, Louis
2California-includes the LeConte Oak
3Ferguson, Susie Edwards
4Furman, Emma Florence LeConte
5Furman, Farish
6Furman, Katherine Carter
7Halifax plantation (Liberty county, GA)
8LeConte family
9LeConte, Caroline Eaton (Carrie)
10LeConte, Caroline Elizabeth Nisbet (Bessie)
11LeConte, John
12LeConte, John Eaton Jr.
13LeConte, John Graham
14LeConte, John Lawrence
15LeConte, Joseph
16LeConte, Joseph and Caroline-Golden wedding anniversary
17LeConte, Josephine
18LeConte, Louis and Ann Quarterman LeConte-silhouettes
19LeConte, Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie)
21McMillan, Carolyn Shaw and Emma Talley Shaw
22McMillan, Della-in Jane Sloan LeConte's dress
23Scottsboro (Baldwin county, GA)
24Stevens, W. LeConte
25Stillwell, Sarah Angelina-silhouette
26Talley, Elizabeth Furman and James Nicholas Talley
27Talley, Emma-with others
28University of Georgia classmates of James Nicholas Talley
29University of South Carolina
141Carter, Catherine (Daguerreotypes)
2Furman, Emma Florence LeConte (Daguerreotypes)
3Furman, Farish Carter and John/ John Howard Furman and Catherine (Daguerreotypes)
4Harden, Jane LeConte (Daguerreotypes)
5LeConte, John (Daguerreotypes)
6Nisbet, Alfred Moore and Sarah Stillwell Edwards Nisbet (Daguerreotypes)
7Unidentified (Daguerreotypes)
15Photograph albums-Emma Florence LeConte Furman (2)
John LeConte
John Eaton LeConte Jr.
Joseph LeConte
Josephine LeConte
Drawing of woman with cats
16Reproductions and Digital Prints