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Papers of Joseph LeConte

box 1

Correspondence - See partial list of correspondents for further information

 

Outgoing, arrangement chronologically

 

Incoming, arranged alphabetically

box 1

Muir, John, 1838-1914 1871-1874

box 1

Letter from John Muir to Joseph LeConte with sketch of glacier flow of Yosemite basin (page 4). December 17, 1871 BANC MSS C-B 452

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
box 1

Letter from John Muir to Joseph LeConte (page 1). April 20, 1872 BANC MSS C-B 452

Physical Description: 1 letter

Scope and Content Note

Include cross section sketch of west slope of Sierra Nevada Mountains through Merced Basin.

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
box 1

Letter from John Muir to Joseph LeConte (page 1). April 27, 1872 BANC MSS C-B 452

Scope and Content Note

Letter includes sketch of cross section of Sierra Nevada Mountains with arctic plants.

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
 

Vols. 1-2: Journal of three months personal experience during the last days of the Confederacy. 1864-1924

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, illustrated with sketches, and typescript.
box 1, volume 1

Vol. 1: Journal of three months personal experience during the last days of the Confederacy. 1864-1865, 1878

box 1, volume 1

Joseph LeConte journal entry with tipped-in sketch (page 103). February 19, 1865 BANC MSS C-B 452

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
box 1, volume 2

Vol. 2: Journal of three months personal experience during the last days of the Confederacy (typescript). 1924

box 6

Vols. 3-15: Notebooks: roll books, accounts, diaries. 1857-1900

Physical Description: 13 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains accounts of summer mountain trips, with pertinent information concerning geological formations.
 

Vol. 3:

 

1857: Law of Development in Geology 1857:

 

1858-ca. 1862: Roll book 1858-ca. 1862:

 

Vol. 4:

 

1871: Oregon, British Columbia 1871

 

1872: Yosemite, with mention of John Muir. Misc. notes 1872

 

Vol. 5:

 

1873: Oregon, with illustrations of mountains, down into California to Mount Shasta 1873

 

1874: Tahoe 1874

 

Also list of plants on Mount Diablo, and misc. notes

 

Vol. 6:

 

1875: Yosemite. Includes list of articles taken on trip, and expenses 1875

 

Roll book, 1876-1881 1876-1881

 

1879: Trip to Sulpher Banks 1879

 

Vol. 7:

 

1878: McGillivray (near Auburn, California) 1878

 

1879: Nevada City, Mount Hughes 1879

 

1879: Oregon, British Columbia 1879

 

Also miscellaneous notes

 

Vol. 8:

 

1882: Nevada trip: geological surveys 1882

 

Accounts

 

Rollbooks: 1883-1887 1883-1887

 

Vol. 9:

 

1885: Mt. Shasta, then Oregon 1885

 

1887: Modoc 1887

 

Also miscellaneous notes

 

Vol. 10:

 

1887: Calico 1887

 

Notes, especially on religion

 

Vol. 11:

 

1889: Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite, High Sierra 1889

 

1893: Yosemite 1893

 

1900: King's River Canyon. Include lists of provisions, expenses 1900

 

Vol. 12:

 

1891-1892: Miscellaneous notes, addresses 1891-1892

 

Vols. 13-14:

 

1894: Yosemite 1894

 

Miscellaneous notes

 

Vol. 15:

 

Rollbook

 

A few accounts

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A brief confession of faith, written in 1890. Slightly revised and added to in 1897. Manuscript and two transcripts.

 

Golden wedding celebration: invitations to receptions, drafts of speeches (1897) (1897)

 

Lecture notes for geology, 1872, 1875, 2 vols., not in Joseph LeConte's writing

 

Miscellaneous notes

 

Certificates to various societies (see also oversize portfolio)

 

Miscellany: clippings, calling cards, etc. (1 folder)

 

Obituaries

 

Photocopy of school exercise

 

Letter from children of LeConte School, Berkeley, 1897 1897

 

Mainly papers of Caroline Eaton LeConte. Also genealogical material.

box 2

Correspondence: See partial list of correspondents for further information

box 2

LeConte, Caroline Eaton: Journals

box 2

Vol. 1: Camping trip to Yosmite in 1878, original journal. 1878

Scope and Content Note

Journal includes pencil sketches. Members of the trip: family, friend Nana, and Capt. George Gordon Greenough.
box 2

Vols. 2-3: Copy of Vol. 1: Camping trip to Yosemite in 1878, rewritten and enlarged.

Scope and Content Note

N.B. Photo negatives of sketches here are in picture index under LeConte, Caroline: neg. 5464 (1-49), picture drawer.
box 2, volume 2, pages 40-41

Caroline Eaton LeConte journal entry with sketch of people cooking over a campfire at Tamarack Flat (two page spread). June 15-16, 1878 BANC MSS C-B 452

Additional Note

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box 2, volume 2, page 51

Caroline Eaton LeConte journal entry with sketch of two women inside of a tent. June 17, 1878 BANC MSS C-B 452

Additional Note

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box 2, volume 2, page 52

Caroline Eaton LeConte journal entry with sketch of shadows on a tent. June 17, 1878 BANC MSS C-B 452

Scope and Content Note

Shadows are of a woman bathing a child by candlelight in a tent.

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
box 2, volume 2, pages 94-95

Caroline Eaton LeConte journal entry with sketches of people (two page spread). June 23, 1878 BANC MSS C-B 452

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
box 2, volume 3, pages 42-43

Caroline Eaton LeConte journal entry with sketches (two page spread). July 3, 1878 BANC MSS C-B 452

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
box 2

Vols. 4-6: Journal of Yosemite trip, with cousin John Lawrence LeConte, his son Jack and her father. 1882

 

Vol. 7: LeConte genealogical notes. 1901-1927

box 2

Genealogical material: including original John Nisbet letter, Nov. 22, 1666, with transcript; photocopy of Guillame LeConte's last will; Emma (LeConte) Furman's Sketch of the LeConte family of the Nonant line in America, with a few miscellaneous notes relating to genealogy. Nov. 22, 1666

box 2

LeConte family miscellany (6 items)

box 2

Caroline's LeConte's copy of Horace, containing illustrations by Caroline. (Transferred from Archives)

 

Papers of Joseph Nisbet LeConte and his wife, Helen (Gompertz) LeConte

box 3

Correspondence: See partial list of correspondents for further information

 

Outgoing

 

Incoming miscellany, single items A-Z

 

Incoming, alphabetically arranged

 

At end miscellaneous letters to Helen (Gompertz) LeConte

 

Papers of Joseph Nisbet LeConte: Notebooks, diaries, journals, 1887-1946 1887-1946

Physical Description: (46 volumes) (Some rehoused in boxes 4-5, as noted below)
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Vols. 1-2:

 

1887: Blue Lake, Modoc County 1887:

 

Appendix, a few notes on Electrical Engineering and calculations

 

Vols. 3-4: 1889: Sierra camping trip, Hetch-Hetchy and Yosemite 1889:

box 4

Vol. 3: Notes

box 4, volume 3

Joseph Nisbet LeConte journal entry with sketch of climbing route (two page spread). July 16, 1889 BANC MSS C-B 452

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
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Vol. 4: Enlarged and with photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes early circular Kodak snapshots.
carton 1, volume 4, opposite-page 1

Our Party in the Tuolumne Meadows. July 1889 BANC MSS C-B 452

Scope and Content Note

Photograph in Joseph Nisbet LeConte's Sierra camping trip journal.

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
carton 1, volume 4, page 32

Journal entry with two photographs from Joseph Nisbet LeConte's Sierra camping trip journal. July 9, 1889 BANC MSS C-B 452

Scope and Content Note

Incldues two early circular Kodak snapshots. Image 30: Hetch Hetchy Fall and the meadows of the upper valley. Image 31: Palache washing socks in the bread pan.

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
carton 1, volume 4, page2 128-129

Journal entry with photograph from Joseph Nisbet LeConte's Sierra camping trip journal (two page spread). July 25, 1889 BANC MSS C-B 452

Scope and Content Note

Includes early Kodak circular snapshot with caption: Palche asleep on the summit of [Mount] Dana.

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
carton 1, volume 4, page 180

Outfit (packing list) from Joseph Nisbet LeConte's Sierra camping trip journal. 1889 BANC MSS C-B 452

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
 

Vols. 5-9: 1890: High Sierra camping trip, with references to Prof. Davidson and the Utica mine 1890:

box 4

Vol. 5: Notes on observations, latitude, azimuth, barometer readings

box 4

Vol. 6: Original Notes

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Vol. 7: Copy of Vol. 6, with some photographs, and references to separate photograph album (see picture drawer)

carton 1, volume 7, pages 90-91

Joseph Nisbet LeConte journal entry with sketch (two page spread). July 17, 1890 BANC MSS C-B 452

Scope and Content Note

From Journal of Camping Trip amongst the Highest of the California Sierra. Sketch is map of the South Fork of King's River in King's Canyon

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
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Vol. 8: Typescript carbon

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Vol. 9: Mimeographed

box 4

Vol. 10: 1892: Small daily diary, sporadically kept, relating to Mt. Ritter trip, Mt. Lyell, and Yosemite 1892:

box 4

Vol. 11: 1893: Hetch-Hetchy, Yosemite 1893:

box 4

Vols. 12-13: 1894 1894

 

Vol. 12: Yosemite, May

 

Vol. 13: Yosemite, July

box 4, volume 13

So-di-ack, the Guardian Angel of Lake Tenaya July 1893 BANC MSS C-B 452

Scope and Content Note

Sketch in Joseph Nisbet LeConte journal.

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
box 4

Vol. 14: 1895: Mt. Brewer and Mt. Whitney 1895:

box 4

Vol. 15: 1896: Yosemite: observations, lists of photographs 1896:

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Vol. 16: 1891-1897: Record of Sierra trips 1891-1897:

 

1891: Yosemite via Lake Eleanor and Hetch-Hetchy 1891:

 

1892: Yosemite and Sierras, Mt. Lyell and Mt. Ritter 1892:

 

1893: Yosemite and surrounding country 1893:

 

1894: Yosemite, Hetch-Hetchy, Tuolumne Meadows (mentions Benjamin Pownall) 1894:

 

1895: Kings and Kern River Canyons, etc. 1895:

 

1896: Yosemite, King's River Canyon 1896:

 

1897: Yosemite, Tuolumne meadows, etc. 1897:

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Vol. 17: 1898: Yosemite 1898:

box 4

Vol. 18: 1903: Kern, Whitney, and Kings Canyon 1903:

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Vol. 19: 1898-1903: Record of Sierra trips 1898-1903:

 

1898: Yosemite, Tuolumne Meadows to King's River Canyon. Mention of Colby and Sierra Club 1898:

 

1899: Tehipitee Valley, King's River Canyon, and Mt. Tyndall 1899:

 

1900: King's River Canyon and Kearsage Pass 1900:

 

1901: King's River Canyon, wedding trip 1901:

 

1902: South and middle fork of King's River, Sierra Club 1902:

 

1903: Yosemite; Kern's River Canyon; King's River. Met President T. Roosevelt and John Muir. 1903:

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Journal entries from Joseph Nisbet LeConte's record of Sierra trips (two page spread). July 23-Aug 1, 1903 BANC MSS C-B 452

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
box 4

Vol. 20: 1904: Yosemite to King's River 1904:

box 4

Vol. 21: 1906: King's River Canyon and Simpson Meadow 1906:

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Vol. 22: 1904-1906 1904-1906

 

1904: Yosemite to King's River 1904:

 

1905: Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Shasta, with Sierra Club, Colby, Parsons 1905:

 

1906: King's River Canyon and Simpson Meadow 1906:

box 4

Vol. 23: 1907: Yosemite, Tuolumne Meadows, Mono Lake and Mammoth 1907:

box 4

Vol. 24: 1908: Yosemite, etc. 1908:

box 4

Vol. 25: 1909: King's River Canyon 1909:

box 4

Vol. 25a: Transcripts of Journals, 1891-1909 1891-1909

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Vol. 26: 1910: King's River Canyon 1910:

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Vol. 27: 1911: Yosemite to Blaney's Meadow 1911:

box 5

Vol. 28: 1912: Yosemite 1912:

box 5

Vol. 29: 1913: King's River Canyon 1913:

box 5

Vol. 30: 1914: Trip to Europe 1914:

box 5

Vol. 31: 1915: Yosemite 1915:

box 5

Vol. 32: 1916: Yosemite 1916:

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Vol. 33: 1907-1916 1907-1916

 

1907: Yosemite, Tuolumne Meadows, Mono Lake and Mammoth; Sierra Club; Colby, Muir, Parsons 1907:

 

1908: Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy, High Mountain Route to King's River 1908:

 

1909: King's River Canyon, Simpson Meadow 1909:

 

1910: King's River Canyon; Sierra Club, Colby. 1910:

 

1911: Yosemite to Blaney Meadow 1911:

 

1912: Yosemite 1912:

 

1913: South and Middle Forks of King's River; Colby 1913:

 

1914: Europe 1914:

 

1915: Yosemite, Colby, Sierra Club, Mather, Marshall 1915:

 

1916: Yosemite, Tahoe; Marshall, Lewis 1916:

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Vol. 34: 1917-1919: Yosemite 1917-1919:

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Vol. 35: 1916-1920 1916-1920

 

1916: Yosemite (continuation of Vol. 33) 1916:

 

1917: Yosemite; Colby, Lewis, Sierra Club 1917:

 

1918: 1918:

 

Yosemite; Colby, Sierra Club

 

General Grant National Park

 

Tioga Road

 

Yosemite with Mather, Colby, Badè et al, winter trip

 

1919: 1919:

 

Yosemite, Tioga Road; Mather, Colby, Sierra Club

 

Yosemite Valley; Mather, Colby

 

1920: 1920:

 

Eel River Redwoods

 

Giant Forest (Sequoia Park); Mather

 

Horse Corral

box 5

Vol. 36: 1920-1922 1920-1922

 

1920: Horse Corral 1920:

 

1921: Yosemite 1921:

 

1922: Redwoods in Humboldt 1922:

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Vol. 37: 1923: Yosemite 1923:

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Vol. 38: 1921-1924 1921-1924

 

1921: Yosemite; Ansel Adams; Hetch-Hetchy dam; Colby; Mather; Farquhar; Sierra Club, Marion Parsons 1921:

 

1922: Redwoods, Humboldt Co.; Marion Parsons; South Fork of the San Joaquin 1922:

 

1923: Yosemite Valley, Porcupine and Lake Tahoe; Ansel Adams; Badè; Colby; Sierra Club 1923:

 

1924: Porcupine Flat 1924:

box 5

Vol. 39: 1922-1926 1922-1926

 

1922: Redwoods, Humboldt Co. 1922:

 

1925: King's River District; Ansel Adams 1925:

 

1926: Ski Club House, (summit) King's River Region with Ansel Adams 1926:

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Vol. 40: 1927: Summit, Lake Tahoe 1927:

box 5

Vol. 41: 1928: South and Middle Fork of King's River 1928:

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Vol. 42: 1929 1929

 

Grant Park

 

Summit

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Vol. 43: 1930: Grant Park 1930:

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Vol. 44: 1925-1930 1925-1930

 

1925: King's River Region with Ansel Adams 1925:

 

1926: Summit; King's River Region with Ansel Adams 1926:

 

1927: Summit, Lake Tahoe 1927:

 

1928: South and Middle Fork of King's River 1928:

 

1929: King's River Canyon Tahoe 1929:

 

1930: Grant Park; Horse Corral, Ansel Adams, King's River Canyon 1930:

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Vol. 45: 1931-1932: Trip to Europe 1931-1932:

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Vol. 46: 1931-1946 1931-1946

 

1931-1932: Europe 1931-1932:

 

1933: Summit 1933:

 

1934: House in Carmel; Summit 1934:

 

1935: Carmel 1935:

 

1936: Carmel, trip to the East 1936:

 

1937: Retirement, Carmel 1937:

 

1938: Grant Park, King's Canyon 1938:

 

1939: Summit 1939:

 

1940: Summit 1940:

 

1941: Summit, Tahoe 1941:

 

1942: Yosemite; Grant Park; Friant Dam; Yosemite 1942:

 

1943: Yosemite; Ansel Adams; Colby (2 trips) 1943:

 

1944: Yosemite, Colbys, Adams; 1944:

 

1945: Yosemite; Hetch-Hetchy; Adams 1945:

 

1946: Yosemite; the Colbys 1946:

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Vol. 47: "Recollections": Subtitled: a few notes descriptive of a happy life. Principally written in 1942, with notes added 1945-1949. Memories of early University of California, of Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco; Yosemite and Oregon trips; his scientific work; formation of Sierra Club; Clarence Cory; 1906 earthquake; John Muir; Stephen Mather; Ansel Adams; list of publications at end.

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Vol. 48: Tribute to Professor LeConte, 1937. Includes clippings, programs, lists of those who attended the memorial dinner and letters accepting or declining the invitation. 1937.

box 5

Added to Box 5: 3 notebooks (Lists of Negatives, 1900-1947) of J. N. LeConte, transferred from Pictorial Collection (BANC PIC 1971.034) 1900-1947)

 

LeConte, Joseph Nisbet: Lecture notes, diagrams, Master's thesis, and miscellany (1889-1949) 1889-1949

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Vol. 1: Regular Mechanics

 

Vol. 2: Lectures in strength of materials

 

Vol. 3: Problems in hydrodynamics

 

Vol. 4: Advanced physical laboratory

 

Vol. 5: Electrical machinery

 

Vol. 6: Alternate current electric machinery

 

Vols. 7-9: Theory of electric measurements (3 vols.)

 

Vols. 10-11: Lab work in electrical measurements (2 vols.)

 

Vol. 12: Steam boiler design

 

Vol. 13: Steam engine efficiency

 

Vols. 14-15: Dynamo electric machinery (2 vols.)

 

Vol. 16: A physical study of the characteristics of a 40-ampere Edison Dynamo (Master's thesis, June 1892) June 1892)

 

Vols. 17-20: Notes on Kinematics, 1895/1896-1898/1899 (4 vols.) 1895/1896-1898/1899

 

Vol. 21: Record of snow depths, 1897-1949 1897-1949

 

Miscellaneous diagrams of boilers and engines

 

Miscellaneous papers, include themes written in 1889, some papers relating to year at Cornell, miscellaneous newspapers, miscellaneous personal papers. 1889

 

Portfolio

portfolio Portfolio

Diplomas and certificates, belonging to Joseph LeConte. Also, Caroline Eaton LeConte's University of California diploma.