He led efforts by his local office1 to donate desks and various school supplies to John Bartram
High School in Philadelphia and has stated that charity work is near and dear to his heart.
(1699-1777) Botanist to King George III, travelled to Florida on a one-year botanical trip to Georgia and Florida that included a survey at Shell Bluff, Georgia, taking his son William Bartram (1739-1824) to collect seeds and specimens for friends and fellow gardeners.
The Brother Gardeners, Botany, Empire, and the birth of an Obsession" tells us first of a cloth merchant based in London, Peter Collinson, and his involvement with John Bartram
, a plant explorer and nurseryman of Philadelphia.
Utilizing a rich collection of archival sources such as scientific journals, taxonomies, travel narratives, memoirs, letters, and surveys, Judd crafts an elegant narrative that explores how various naturalists--from John Bartram
to John James Audubon--thought about, experienced, and defined their role in relation to the natural world, and through their writings "fixed the idea of nature in the American mind and placed it at the core of our national consciousness" (p.
Richard Holmes's (2008) The Age of Wonder, a study of science in the development of British romanticism, has Joseph Banks as one of its main subjects, and Andrea Wulf's (2008) The Brother Gardeners deals not only with Banks but with such American figures as John Bartram
and Benjamin Franklin.
Still on the subject of maritime adventure, John Bartram
, of History Hunters Worldwide, contacted us about an article we published on December 5 that listed significant events of 1694, the year the Bank of England came into existence.
Here my path crosses that of John Bartram
who was on a very similar quest with his son William in 1765.
Van Horne, America's Curious Botanist: A Tercentennial Reappraisal Of John Bartram
1699-1777 is an anthology of essays by learned authors, most of which were first presented to Philadelphia's Bartram tercentenary conference in May 1999, concerning the contributions John Bartram
and his contemporaries made to 18th-century botany and natural science.
American natural historians as important as John Bartram
Phlox are native to North America, and this variety from open-pollinated seed is thought to be a descendent of the phlox that was sent to England by John Bartram
from Pennsylvania's Brandywine Valley back in the 1730s.
A single shot rang out in the third-floor corridor of John Bartram
High School, Philadelphia.
Our Children's Garden program at Bartram's Garden provides students the opportunity to plant, harvest, and enjoy fruits and vegetables," said Louise Turan, Executive Director of the John Bartram