Joseph N. LeConte journal
Journal of a camping trip amongst the highest of the California Sierra, Summer of 1890. Berkeley, Calif.? 1943?
- Creation: 1890
- LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901 (Person)
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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.
1 volume (145 pages, 27.5cm) : Inscription author to Mary MacLaughlin, and from the latter to "Stella My dear one..."
Language of Materials
RH MS D92
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift via Exchange and Gifts, 1973.
Transferred to Special Collections, J.S. 9/16/81
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- Guide to the Joseph N. LeConte Collection
- Joseph N. LeConte journal
- lgg 4/25/73 mg 2004
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Joseph N. LeConte Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS D92, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas