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Collection Number: 02564-z

Collection Title: LeConte and Furman Family Papers, 1861-1897.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 95 items
Abstract Joseph LeConte (1823-1901) of South Carolina, was a geologist, chemist, author, and professor at the University of California at Berkeley. This collection chiefly contains family letters, 1869-1897, of LeConte to his daughter Emma LeConte (1847-1932), wife of Farish Carter Furman, a Milledgeville, Ga., agriculturalist. Letters relate to scientific work, teaching, university life, family life, and travels to Yosemite and other California and mountain areas. Also included are correspondence, 1870-1894, of Furman regarding his agricultural experiments with cotton and soil fertilization, and histories (photocopies) of the LeConte family and Stevens family by Walter LeConte Stevens, 1880-1910.
Creator Furman family.



Leconte family.

Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the LeConte and Furman Family Papers, #2564-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift and purchase 1943 and 1963
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Joseph LeConte (1823-1901) of South Carolina, was a geologist, chemist, author, and professor at Franklin College, the University of Georgia, Oglethorpe University, the University of South Carolina, and the University of California at Berkley. Emma LeConte (Furman) was the daughter of Josephs LeConte and wife of Farish Carter Furman, a Milledgeville, Ga., agriculturist who conducted experiments on soil and fertilizer.

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This collection chiefly contains family letters, 1869-1897, of Joseph LeConte (1823-1901) of South Carolina, geologist, chemist, and professor at the University of California at Berkeley, to his daughter Emma (1847-1932), wife of Farish Carter Furman, a Milledgeville, Ga., agriculturalist. Letters relate to scientific work, teaching, university life, family life, and travels to Yosemite and other California and mountain areas. Also included are correspondence, 1870-1894, of Furman regarding his agricultural experiments with cotton and soil fertilization, and histories (photocopies) of the LeConte and Stevens families by Walter LeConte Stevens, 1880-1910.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, October 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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