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Guide to the LeConte Family Papers: Additions, 1856-1916
BANC MSS C-B 1014  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: LeConte Family Papers: Additions,
    Date (inclusive): 1856-1916
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1014
    Origination: Leconte family
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes, 1 portfolio Linear feet: 1.6
    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.
    Abstract: Mainly letters and papers of John LeConte and his family for the Civil War period, prior to departure for California. Included also: autobiographical sketch of John LeConte, genealogical notes, and a bound volume of reprints of papers by John Lawrence LeConte.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], LeConte family papers: additions, BANC MSS C-B 1014, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Material Cataloged Separately

    Photographs have been transferred to The Bancroft Library's Pictorial Collection.

    Scope and Content

    Originally given to the University Archives by Professor Victor Lenzen, these papers were transferred to the Manuscripts Division of The Bancroft Library in March 1966. Additional notes by Joseph LeConte were a gift of his grandson, Joseph LeConte, December 17, 1981.
    The collection contains papers of John LeConte and his wife -correspondence, mainly concerning the Civil War and the family in South Carolina, and his presidency of the University of California; some of his writings, obituaries and memorials. Also included are papers of his brother, Joseph LeConte, consisting of some correspondence, a few of his writings, notes on geology and other subjects; and papers of Joseph Nisbet LeConte (son of Joseph LeConte) relating for the most part to the settlement of his mother's estate. There is also a file of clippings and some miscellaneous genealogical information. Photographs have been removed to The Bancroft Library's Pictorial Collection.