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Joseph LeConte collection

Joseph LeConte collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph LeConte collection
Creator: LeConte family
Inclusive Dates: after 1840
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s) (3 items)
Collection Number: ms1618
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

"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."

For further information, see the article "LeConte Family" at New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of three items: a set of apothecary's scales and weights owned by Joseph LeConte; scrapbook containing obituraries of members of the LeConte family (1893-1912); copy of Henry William Herbert's "Frank Forester's Sporting Scences and Characters," inscribed on the fly leaf "To Willie LeConte from Sid [Sidney Lanier]."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph LeConte collection, ms 1618. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

LeConte family
LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901
Scales (weighing devices)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in this repository: LeConte family papers, ms 2085; LeConte genealogical collection, ms 71; Joseph LeConte letter, ms 647.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Apothecary's scales and weights