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LeConte Furman Carter family papers

LeConte Furman Carter family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: LeConte Furman Carter family papers
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1795-1999
Language(s): English
Extent: 7 Linear Feet 10 document boxes, 5 half boxes, 1 oversized box
Collection Number: ms3027
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

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

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 May 7.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

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

Related Collections in this Repository

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
12Genealogy and biographical information
13LeConte family seal

2. Correspondence

14Farish Carter family, 1810-1855
15Farish Carter business letters A-Z
16Business items-Farish Carter, 1812-1853
17J. R. Davis/Samuel Tate, 1864
18Elizabeth Griffing Edwards
19Dorothea M. Furman, 1797-1816
110Emma Florence LeConte Furman, 1868-1909
111Emma Florence LeConte Furman/ Farish Furman
112Emma Florence LeConte Furman-misc. letters to
113John Furman, 1861
114Josiah Furman, 1819-1825
115Katherine Carter Furman (Kate), 1882
116Richard Furman, 1802-1817
117S. E. Furman ?, 1887
118Wood Furman, 1795-1797
119Caroline Eaton LeConte (Carrie), 1882-1941
120Caroline Elizabeth Nisbet LeConte (Bessie), 1848-1872
121Eva LeConte, 1895-1906
122Joseph LeConte, 1846-1849
21Joseph LeConte, 1852-1883
22Joseph Nisbet LeConte, 1899-1907
23Sarah Elizabeth LeConte (Sallie), 1860-1863
24William LeConte, 1838
25McDonald family, 1799-1857
26E. A. Nisbet, 1855
27L. Richards
28Elizabeth Furman Talley, 1905
29Farish Furman Talley, 1914
210Letter fragments
211Quotes from letters (compiled by Lester Stephens)
212Empty envelopes
213Carolyn Shaw McMillan A-Z
214Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Richard LeConte Anderson
215Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Claude A. Black, 1971-1972
216Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Claude A. Black and Virginia, 1973
217Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Claude A. Black and Virginia, 1974
218Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Claude A. Black and Virginia, 1975-1982
219Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Larry Gulley, 1981
220Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Jennifer Hamilton and Rochelle Marrinan re: research at Liberty Co. courthouse, 1979-1980
221Carolyn Shaw McMillan-Alan R. Hardy, 1981-82
222Carolyn Shaw McMillan-George L. Pettit, 1999
223Emma Shaw A-Z, 1967-1975

3. Writings-Emma Florence LeConte Furman

31Diary, 1900
32Diary, 1901
33Diary, 1902
34Diary, 1903
35Diary, 1904
36Diary, 1905
37Diary, 1906
38Diary, 1908
39Diary, 1909
41Diary, 1910
42Diary, 1911
43Diary, 1912
44Diary, 1913
45Diary, 1914
46Diary, 1915
47Diary, 1916
48Diary, 1917
49Diary, 1918
51Diary, 1919
52Diary, 1920
53Diary, 1921
54Diary, 1922
55Diary, 1923
56Diary, 1924
57Diary, 1925
58Diary, 1926
59Diary, 1927
510Diary, 1928
511Diary, 1929
61Diary, 1930
62Diary, 1931
63Diary, 1932
64Personal reminiscences, Part I (from 1918 diary, p. 249)
65Personal reminiscences, Part II
66Recollections of ... Joseph LeConte
67"A Short Visit to Inverness", 1900
68"Sketch of the LeConte Family"
69Yosemite trip, 1882

4. Writings

71Fite, Gilbert-"Change and Continuity: Pioneer Agriculturalists In Georgia"
72Hamilton, Jennifer-Report on Woodmanston archeological site
73Hardy, Alan-"The Collected LeConte Papers on Entomology"
74LeConte, James A.-"Sketch of the LeConte Family"
75LeConte, John Eatton-poem
76LeConte, William L.-memoirs
77McMillan, Carolyn Shaw-notes on the LeConte family
78Stephens, Lester D. -"Farish Furman's Formula..."
79Talley, Elizabeth Furman-diary, 1881-1903
710Talley, Elizabeth Furman-speech re: James Carter
711Unknown author-"Christ in the Garden"
712Unknown author-"Two Great Georgia Scientists..."

5. Subject File

81Artifacts-Midway Church (Liberty County, GA)-nails
82Artifacts-University of Georgia memorabilia
83Business papers, 1815-1937
84Business papers-land grant, William Brock, Early County, 1835
85Inventory-LeConte papers at American Philosophical Society Library
86Scientific drawings by Joseph LeConte (?)
87Sketches by unknown artist
88Will-Joseph Anthony, 1785
89Wills-Joseph Bacon / Michael Bacon, 1764 1648
810Wills-Rebekah Baker / Richard Baker, 1767 1774
811Will-James Carter, 1779
812Will-Christopher Clarke, 1741
813Will-Joanna Eaton, 1769
814Will-Thomas Eaton, 1688
815Will-John Eatton, 1745
816Will-Thomas Eatton, 1767
817Will-Guillaume LeConte, 1710
818Will-John Lawrence LeConte, 1883
819Will-Thomas Mayhew, 1681
820Will-James Nisbet, 1831
821Wills-John Quarterman / Thomas Quarterman, 1763, 1790
822Wills-Robert Winn / Thomas Winn, 1824, 1796

6. Printed Material

91Agassiz, Louis
92Furman, Farish
94Harden, John M. B. and Jane LeConte Harden
95Lawrence, James Bolan
96LeConte family
97LeConte, John
98LeConte, John Lawrence
101LeConte, Joseph
102LeConte, Joseph-scientific and philosophical articles
103LeConte, Joseph- scientific articles
104LeConte, Joseph and Caroline-golden wedding anniversary, 1897
105Liberty County (GA)
106Liberty County (GA) Historical Society-newsletters, 1974-1982
113Clippings, 1972-1992
114Committee minutes, 1971-1982
115"Early History and Excavation of the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation" by Jennifer Hamilton
117General material
118"An Introduction to LeConte-Woodmanston"-Garden Club seminar
119"The Louis LeConte Botanical and Floral Garden" by Claude Black
1111Self-guided tour
121"Le Marquisat de Nonant" by Charles Verel
122Midway Church/Midway Museum (Midway, GA)
123"Of Mercury, Moses and Medicine..." by Lester D. Stephens
124Research material for book by Alan Hardy
125Scottsboro house (Baldwin county, GA)
includes wallpaper fragment
126Seton, Elizabeth Ann (Mother Seton)
127"The Story of the LeConte Pear"
128Talley, James Nicholas
129University of Georgia
1210Miscellaneous material

7. Photographs

131Agassiz, Louis
132California-includes the LeConte Oak
133Ferguson, Susie Edwards
134Furman, Emma Florence LeConte
135Furman, Farish
136Furman, Katherine Carter
137Halifax plantation (Liberty county, GA)
138LeConte family
139LeConte, Caroline Eaton (Carrie)
1310LeConte, Caroline Elizabeth Nisbet (Bessie)
1311LeConte, John
1312LeConte, John Eaton Jr.
1313LeConte, John Graham
1314LeConte, John Lawrence
1315LeConte, Joseph
1316LeConte, Joseph and Caroline-Golden wedding anniversary
1317LeConte, Josephine
1318LeConte, Louis and Ann Quarterman LeConte-silhouettes
1319LeConte, Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie)
1321McMillan, Carolyn Shaw and Emma Talley Shaw
1322McMillan, Della-in Jane Sloan LeConte's dress
1323Scottsboro (Baldwin county, GA)
1324Stevens, W. LeConte
1325Stillwell, Sarah Angelina-silhouette
1326Talley, Elizabeth Furman and James Nicholas Talley
1327Talley, Emma-with others
1328University of Georgia classmates of James Nicholas Talley
1329University of South Carolina
141Carter, Catherine (Daguerreotypes)
142Furman, Emma Florence LeConte (Daguerreotypes)
143Furman, Farish Carter and John/ John Howard Furman and Catherine (Daguerreotypes)
144Harden, Jane LeConte (Daguerreotypes)
145LeConte, John (Daguerreotypes)
146Nisbet, Alfred Moore and Sarah Stillwell Edwards Nisbet (Daguerreotypes)
147Unidentified (Daguerreotypes)
15Photograph albums-Emma Florence LeConte Furman (2)
15John LeConte
15John Eaton LeConte Jr.
15Joseph LeConte
15Josephine LeConte
15Drawing of woman with cats
16Reproductions and Digital Prints