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Louis Henri Charbonnier Collection

Louis Henri Charbonnier Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Louis Henri Charbonnier Collection
Creator: Charbonnier, Leon Henri
Inclusive Dates: 1875-1899
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.75 Linear Feet 3 oversize boxes
Collection Number: ms1058
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

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

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.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject 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.

Related Collections in this Repository

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1875 December-1878 January 23
12Correspondence, 1878 January 24-1879 July 31
13Sun Thermometer, 1888-1889
14Sun Thermometer, 1890-1891
15Sun Thermometer, 1892
16Sun Thermometer, 1893
17Barometer, 1888-1889
18Barometer, 1890
19Barometer, 1891-1892
21Barometer, 1893-1894
22Anemometer, 1888-1890
23Anemometer, 1891-1892
24Anemometer, 1893-1894
25Anemoscope, 1888-1889
26Anemoscope, 1890-1891
31Anemoscope, 1892-1893
32Anemoscope, 1894
33Thermometer, 1899
34Thermometer , 1889
35Thermometer, 1893-1894
36Thermometer, 1892
37Thermometer, 1891
38Thermometer, 1890