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Emma LeConte Furman journals

Emma LeConte Furman journals

Descriptive Summary

Title: Emma LeConte Furman journals
Creator: LeConte, Emma
Inclusive Dates: 1900
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms2215
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Emma LeConte was one of five children of Joseph LeConte, Professor of Chemistry and Geology at the University of Georgia from 1852-1856. Emma is perhaps best known for her diary of events surrounding General William T. Sherman's attack on Columbia, South Carolina, in February 1865. It was published as When the World Ended: The Diary of Emma LeConte in 1957 and reissued in 1987.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two journals kept by Emma LeConte Furman while traveling with her father, Joseph LeConte, in the California High Sierras from June 7, 1900 - September 22, 1900. The journals contain detailed descriptions of geography, plants and animals seen on the expedition, as well as a day-by-day account of the journey.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Emma LeConte Furman journals, ms2215, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Journals (accounts)
LeConte, Emma
Women -- Georgia -- Diaries.
Women travelers -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Journals, 1900