Guide to the LeConte Family Papers: Additions, 1862-1928

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Guide to the LeConte Family Papers: Additions, 1862-1928

Collection number: BANC MSS 70/24 c

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: LeConte Family Papers: Additions,
Date (inclusive): 1862-1928
Collection Number: BANC MSS 70/24 c
Origination: LeConte family
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box and 1 oversize folder
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], LeConte family papers: additions, BANC MSS 70/24 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

This collection, gift of Dr. Julian LeConte on August 23, 1969, January, 1971 and Mar. 9, 1972, consists mainly of the papers of John LeConte and his family during the Civil War years in South Carolina, and includes correspondence, an autobiographical sketch of John LeConte, genealogical notes and a bound volume of reprints of papers by John Lawrence LeConte.

Key to arrangement

Box 1

Letters and autobiographical sketch of John LeConte


Letters, alphabetically by author, then chronologically within each folder


Civil War Documents, mainly for John LeConte - passes, etc., 1862-1865 (6 items)


Genealogical notes on the LeConte family. See also oversize portfolio.








Bound volume of John Lawrence LeConte's papers


Missal and Layman's Ritual that belonged to Ann Graham (2 vols.)

portfolio Portfolio


Genealogical notes

Partial List of Correspondents


LeConte, John, 1818-1891


2 letters, 1865-1866. 1865 letter to his wife, and 1866 letter to his freed slaves. Also included is an autobiographical sketch in his hand and a variant in another hand.


Alexander, Edward Porter, 1835-1910


2 letters, 1865-1868. 1865 letter to General R. H. Chilton, with endorsements by W. N. Pendleton, R. E. Lee, H. L. Clay and W. H. Taylor


Bayley, James Roosevelt, abp., 1814-1877


Letter, Dec. 24, 1872, to Mary Graham


Berton, J. G.


Letter to Professor Soulé, Nov. 11, 1871, in reply to questions of Professor LeConte on drift in rifles.


Clay, Hugh Lawson

see Alexander, Edward Porter


Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1899


Letter, Feb. 2, 1889, to Mary Graham


Forel, François Alphonse, 1841-1912


Letter, Feb. 10, 1884, to John LeConte


Graham, Mary A. Cecelia, d. 1890


6 letters, 1864-1867. Mainly to her sister, Mrs. John LeConte. Mentions Prof. Pierce, Joseph Henry, Ben Gould, Julius Hilgard, Spencer Baird and Jefferson Davis. Obituary included.


Greever, Garland, 1883-


4 letters, 1927-1928, to Mrs. Julian LeConte re LeConte family papers in her possession.


Harden, Jane (LeConte), 1814-1876


5 letters, 1865-1874. 1865-1867 letters reflect conditions at Halifax (her plantation near Riceboro, Liberty County, Georgia)


Hartwell, Alfred Stedman, 1836-1912


Letter, June 19, 1865, to John LeConte


Hill, Daniel Harvey, 1821-1899


Letter, Nov. 17, 1865, to John LeConte


Jackson, Thomas Jonathan, 1824-1863


Letter, Mar. 9, 1862, to J. E. Johnston


LaBorde, Maximilian, 1804-1873


Letter, Jan. 30, 1873


LeConte, Caroline Elizabeth (Nisbet), ca. 1828-1915 (Mrs. Joseph LeConte)


Letter, May 12 [no year], to Mrs. John LeConte


LeConte, Emma


Letter, May 15, 1886, to her mother


LeConte, Helen


2 letters, 1890, to John LeConte. A cousin


LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901


2 letters, 1869-1891


LeConte, Eleanor Josephine (Graham), 1824-1894 (Mrs. John LeConte)


2 letters, 1866-1867


LeConte, Louis Julian, 1845-


14 letters, 1864-1865, mainly written to his mother from Camp Colquitt, Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War.


LeConte, Mary Tallulah, 1843-1868


2 letters, 1865-1866, to her mother. Letter of 1865 describes fall of Columbia, South Carolina to Sherman's army. Daughter of John LeConte.


LeConte, William


Letter, Mar. 28, 1865


Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

see Alexander, Edward Porter


Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872


Letter, Nov. 15, 1865, to Mrs. John LeConte


Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873


Printed letter, Feb. 7, 1866, addressed to Mrs. John LeConte, written for the office of colonization in Mexico, concerning prospects for settling in Mexico.


Memminger, Charles Gustavus, 1803-1888


3 letters, 1865-1866 to Mrs. and Mrs. John LeConte


Palmer, Benjamin Morgan, 1818-


Letter, May 19, 1869, to John LeConte


Pendleton, William Nelson, 1809-1883

see Alexander, Edward Porter


Perry, Benjamin Franklin, 1805-1886


2 letters, 1868-1875. 1868 letter to Mary Graham


Pope, Joseph David


Statement re Mary Graham, n.d. [1860's]


Pratt, N. A.


Letter, June 4, 1864, to Mrs. John LeConte, discussing war sentiments of Bache and Pierce


Richardson, S. M.


Letter, Jan. 13, 1864, to John LeConte, re drift of rifle bullet.


St. John, Isaac Munroe, 1827-1880


Letter, Jan. 20, 1865, to John LeConte, re cost of nitre


Seddon, James Alexander, 1815-1880


Letter, Aug. 22, 1864, to John LeConte re LeConte's appointment in the Nitre and Mining Corps.


Sharswood, William, 1836-


Letter, Sept. 23, 1865, to John LeConte


Steiner, Lewis Henry, 1827-1892


Letter of condolence to Mrs. John LeConte, June 10, 1891


Taylor, Walter Herron, 1838-

see Alexander, Edward Porter


Tyndall, John, 1820-1893


2 letters, 1868-1884, to John LeConte