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Joseph N. LeConte journal

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D92

Overview

Journal of a camping trip amongst the highest of the California Sierra, Summer of 1890. Berkeley, Calif.? 1943?

Dates

  • 1890

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of LeConte, Joseph N.

A geologist at the University of California, Berkeley, the brother of John LeConte, noted entomologist and physician, Joseph was an ardent lover of camping and outdoor sports. He traveled widely in the Western States, often under the most primitive conditions and wrote of his scientific observations with tireless energy. LeConte died on a trip with the Sierra Club into the Yosemite. (See Dictionary of American Biography, vol. Xi for additional biographical information.) His contributions to geology include studies of the Cascade Mountain Range, the glaciers of the Sierra Nevada, and the formation of mountains.

Extent

1 volume (145 pages, 27.5cm) : Inscription author to Mary MacLaughlin, and from the latter to "Stella My dear one..."

Physical Location

RH MS D92

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift via Exchange and Gifts, 1973.

Processing Information

Transferred to Special Collections, J.S. 9/16/81

Title
Guide to the Joseph N. LeConte Collection
Subtitle
Joseph N. LeConte journal
Author
lgg 4/25/73 mg 2004
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid writtenin<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/1672354962
Preferred citation
Joseph N. LeConte Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS D92, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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