Harriet Evelyn LeConte papers, 1857-1883.


LeConte, Harriet Evelyn, 1844-1911. Harriet Evelyn LeConte papers, 1857-1883.

Harriet Evelyn LeConte papers, 1857-1883.

Consisting of several letters, 1858-[ca.1870], tipped into bound volume (a friendship album), 1857-1860, with poetry, some in French, includes letter, 1 Feb. 1858 (Cambridge, [Mass.]), from [Louis] Agassiz, to Prof. [Francois Jules] Pictet [de la Rive] (Geneva, Switzerland), introducing Madame "LeConte de Georgie," who intended to enroll her son in school in Geneva, with Agassiz noting he planned to depart for Florida; two Civil War military documents: General Order no. 39 (4 May 1864, Army of Northern Va.), signed by Gen. Robert E. Lee, concerning instructions "to promote the efficiency of the Army" and letter, 8 July 1864, [P.]G.T. Beauregard, to Gen. M.L. Smith, near Petersburg, Va., requesting the return of a map of Petersburg and its defenses; undated letter [ca. 1870?], from Mary Custis Lee (in Lexington, Va.), thanking LeConte for a letter and photographs "which were very much improved but I do not think under any circumstances they could be made good, as the first proof had exactly the same sanctimonious expression which no retouching has been able to improve" [a copy of this image may be included in the collection], recalling their meeting at Warm Springs resort, inviting LeConte and her mother to visit Lee in Lexington, Va. and suggesting that she visit her former home, Arlington, "some bright afternoon when the sunsets are often magnificent [and] think of me with every memory of my life either for joy or sorrow planted in my dear home, never to be uprooted"; specimen Confederate money (currency in 4 denominations); and 3 carte-de-visite photographs, 1875 and undated, of Robert E. Lee (signed), Mary Custis Lee, and Jefferson Davis. Pocket-sized memorandum volume, 1862 and undated (filed in folder), contains miniature pencil sketches, artist notes on the color palette, manuscript verse, "God Save the South" with musical notes, and addresses of friends and family; this volume bound in satin, pages decorated with edge-coloring of gold stars; includes petit point design of flowers, and small attached pencil. Invitation, 9 June 1883, requesting that LeConte "to be present at the ceremonies attending the reinterment of the remains of John Howard Payne" (1791-1852) at Oak Hill Cemetery in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C.; Payne was an American actor, poet, playwright, and author best remembered as creator of song, "Home! Sweet Home!," an 1822 song that enjoyed widespread popularity during the U.S. Civil War; at the time of his death, in 1852, Payne had served ten years as American Consul in Tunis, Tunisia; invitation includes lithograph portrait of Payne flanked by two images: pastoral scene of a rural farmhouse in the U.S., representing the country of his birth, and a moonlit, Moorish-style walled-city with domes and minarets, representing the North African region of his death.

2 v.3 photographs : carte-de-visite ; 6.2 x 10 cm.

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