LeConte Family Papers, 1857-1949

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LeConte Family Papers, 1857-1949

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 452 BANC FILM 2199

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: LeConte family papers
Date (inclusive): 1857-1949
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 452 BANC FILM 2199
Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes, 2 cartons, 1 oversize volume, 3 oversize folders, 3 card file boxes 11 digital objects (17 images)
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, lecture notes and miscellaneous papers of various members of the LeConte family: Joseph, Joseph Nisbet and Caroline Eaton. Relate mainly to California Sierra trips, 1871-1946, and to activities with the Sierra Club. Some geological and engineering notes included.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], LeConte Family Papers, BANC MSS C-B 452 BANC FILM 2199, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

Digital reproductions of selected items are available.

Material Cataloged Separately

  • Pictures from the collection of the LeConte family, early Berkeley, and Sierra views, have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library. Some albums have been added to the Sierra Club photograph albums (BANC PIC 1971.031), others to the old Picture Drawer miscellany (BANC PIC 1905.05329, .05337-05463, and .05564-.05672). 83 items were added to the Portrait Files of The Bancroft Library.
  • Printed items have been cataloged separately also.

Scope and Content

These papers, spanning two generations of the prominent University family, have come from various sources. The diaries and papers of Joseph Nisbet LeConte were the gift of Miss Helen M. LeConte, March 1, 1951. A few photostats of early documents relating to the Le Conte family genealogy with some Confederate items were given by Miss Caroline LeConte, 1937 and 1938. Ten notebooks of Joseph LeConte were the gift of Francis P. Farquhar, May 3, 1959.
The collection, consisting mainly of correspondence and notebooks, contains papers of Joseph LeConte, geologist and beloved teacher of the University of California; his daughter, Caroline Eaton; and his son, Joseph Nisbet, engineer and University teacher, and a few items from other members of the family.
Joseph LeConte, born in Liberty County, Georgia, graduated from Franklin College in 1841. He later went to the New York College of physicians and surgeons, finishing his medical work in 1845. He married Caroline Elizabeth Nisbet in 1847 and practiced medicine in Macon, Georgia. Dissatisfied, he went to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1850 and studied sciences. He then taught in Georgia until 1856. He obtained the chair of geology in 1857 at the college of South Carolina until 1862 when it closed due to the Civil War. Though not actively involved in the war, he remained in the south and resumed teaching in 1866 until 1867. He and his brother John both applied for positions at the University of California in 1866 and moved to California in 1869, where Joseph LeConte taught geology to undergraduates until 1896. A great lover of camping, he made summer trips to the Sierras, particularly to Yosemite and King's River Canyon. He died in 1901 of a heart attack while on a Sierra Club camping trip to the Yosemite.
There were four children -Sarah (Sallie), 1850-1915; Emma, died ca. 1932; Caroline Eaton, 1864-1949; Joseph Nisbet, 1870-1950. Sallie married Robert Means Davis and had one child, Isabel. Emma married Farish Furman, had two daughters, Kate, born in 1872, and Bess, born in 1874. Both Sallie and Emma resided mostly in the southern states. Caroline never married. She spent part of her life in California and lived in Europe for great periods of time.
Joseph Nisbet grew up in Oakland and Berkeley, went to the University of California, won a scholarship to Cornell University for one year. Here he deepened his knowledge of electrical engineering and obtained his master's degree in 1892. He returned to the University of California where he accepted a teaching position and gradually built up an engineering department. He married Helen Marion Gompertz, had two children, Helen Malcom, born in 1904, and Joseph, born in 1908. His wife Helen died in 1924. Five years later he took as his second wife, Adelaide Elizabeth Graham, a longtime friend of the family. His son Joseph married Dorothy Emma Teager in 1934 and had a son, Joseph, in 1940.
Joseph Nisbet LeConte was also an avid mountaineer and continued the family traditions of the Sierra trips. He was active in the Sierra Club, maintaining his interest even when he could no longer climb.
His love of the mountains is shown by the correspondence of Joseph LeConte, Joseph Nisbet and Helen (Gompertz) LeConte and by the notebooks in which Joseph, Caroline and Joseph Nisbet kept records of summer trips, over the years from 1871 until 1943, with great emphasis on the Yosemite and its surroundings, and King's River Canyon.
Joseph LeConte's knowledge of geology illuminated his letters and notebooks in observations on mountain formation. His interest in things philosophical is manifest in jottings and notes scattered throughout the notebooks.
Joseph Nisbet LeConte's notebooks record readings -azimuth, altitudes, temperature -of mountain areas on summer trips. There are also many notebooks containing lecture notes from University of California days as an undergraduate through his year at Cornell and for a course given in Kinematics. He also kept records of snow depths from 1897 to 1949.

Partial List of Correspondents

Cooke, Josiah Parson, 1827-1894

see Dana, James Dwight
Dana, James Dwight, 1815-1895
Letter to Josiah Parson Cooke, Oct. 10, 1870. With letter from Cooke to Joseph LeConte concerning a specimen of micah. (Box 1)
Gompertz, Helen Marion

see LeConte, Helen Marion (Gompertz)
Graham, Adelaide Elizabeth

see LeConte, Adelaide Elizabeth (Graham)
James, William, 1842-1910
1 letter, Feb. 4, 1899 (Box 3)
LeConte, Adelaide Elizabeth (Graham)
20 letters, 1928-1929. Written under her maiden name, prior to marriage in 1929. (Box 3)
LeConte, Caroline Eaton, 1863-1945
3 letters, 1900-1924 (Box 2)
LeConte, Caroline Elizabeth (Nisbet), ca. 1828-1915
3 letters, 1903-1904, written to Joseph LeConte on wedding anniversary and birthday after his death. Also letter, no addressee, Mar. 29, 1914, and copy of poem, God is near, July 1915. (Box 1)
LeConte, Helen Malcom, 1904-
4 letters, 1913-1914, to her parents. (Box 3)
LeConte, Helen Marion (Gompertz), 1865-1924
38 letters, 1892-1924, to Joseph Nisbet LeConte. Mainly written before her marriage. Also 7 letters, 1892-1915, written to family. 1892 letters relate to Yosemite trip before her marriage. 1914 letter about European trip. (Box 3)
LeConte, John Lawrence, 1825-1883
1 letter, May 27, 1858 [to Agassiz] (Box 2)

1 letter, Nov. 13, 1882 to Dr. R. E. Rogers (Box 2)
LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901
15 letters, 1870-1900. Mainly to his wife. 1870 letters relate to Yosemite trip, with mention of John Muir. 1900 letters relate to King's River Valley. One letter, Oct. 15, 1888, refers to his book Evolution and its relation to religious thought. (Box 1)
LeConte, Joseph, b. 1908
1 letter, summer 1934. (Box 3)
LeConte, Joseph Nisbet, 1870-1950
33 letters, 1876-1949. Mainly letters to members of the family, relating to trips to King's River Canyon, Yosemite and Mount Rainier. Mention of Prof. Davidson, the Colbys and the Parsons. (Box 3)
Muir, John, 1838-1914
4 letters, 1871-1874. Observations on the geological formation and flora of Yosemite. The 1874 item is a transcript only. (Box 1)
Thurston, Robert Henry, 1839-1903
1 letter, Feb. 17, 1902 (Box 3)

Container Listing

 

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

box 1

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

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

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

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.
carton 1

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

carton 1

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.
carton 1

Vol. 8: Typescript carbon

carton 1

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:

carton 1

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:

box 4

Vol. 17: 1898: Yosemite 1898:

box 4

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

carton 1

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:

carton 1, volume 19

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:

carton 1

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

box 5

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

box 5

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:

carton 1

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:

box 5

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

carton 1

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:

box 5

Vol. 37: 1923: Yosemite 1923:

carton 1

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:

box 5

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

box 5

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

box 5

Vol. 42: 1929 1929

 

Grant Park

 

Summit

box 5

Vol. 43: 1930: Grant Park 1930:

carton 1

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:

box 5

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

carton 1

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:

carton 1

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.

carton 1

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

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