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Bartram, William 1739-1823

Overview
Works: 297 works in 769 publications in 4 languages and 20,944 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Academic theses  Catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Composer, Former owner, Other
Classifications: F213, 917.5
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Travels and other writings : Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida ; Travels in Georgia and Florida, 1773-74: A report to Dr. John Fothergill ; Miscellaneous writings by William Bartram( Book )

35 editions published between 1792 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings and drawings by writer, botanist, gardener, naturalist, and wilderness explorer William Bartram
John and William Bartram's America : selections from the writings of the Philadelphia naturalists by John Bartram( Book )

25 editions published between 1957 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels of William Bartram by William Bartram( Book )

48 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The records kept by William Bartram of his journeys through the Southern colonies in the 18th century constitute a classic of American natural history. These records have already been the subject of close literary study and acclaim as a source of some of Wordsworth's and Coleridge's finest imagery. Here, however, is the first examination and interpretation of the Travels conducted expressly from the naturalist's point of view. Mr. Harper has followed nearly all the turnings of Bartram's trails through the Southeast, identifying his numerous plants and animals, locating his Indian villages, and providing concise biographical information for the major and minor figures that move through the pages. New illustrations, along with those of 1791, show buildings, natural scenes, and the plant and animal life under discussion
Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee country, the extensive territories of the Muscogulges or Creek confederacy, and the country of the Chactaws : containing an account of the soil and natural productions of those regions : together with observations on the manners of the Indians : embellished with copper-plates by William Bartram( Book )

104 editions published between 1791 and 2011 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a naturalist, William Bartram (1739-1823) was commissioned to undertake a tour of south-eastern North America in 1773. Collecting seeds, taking specimens and making meticulous drawings and observations of previously unknown flora and fauna, his four-year expedition took him from the foothills of the Appalachians, through Florida and on to the Mississippi. First published in 1791, within ten years this account had been translated into German, French and Dutch. A unique historical record now, and of particular interest at the time, his accounts of the Seminole, Creek and Cherokee Indians were seen by contemporaries as being sympathetic towards peoples commonly regarded as little better than savages, but his writings persuaded others of the need for a more humane approach to the indigenous people. This work influenced not only scientists, but writers such as Wordsworth and Coleridge, and it remains a classic of American science, history and literature
Observations on the Creek and Cherokee Indians by William Bartram( Book )

6 editions published between 1853 and 1909 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, east and west Florida. A facsimile of the 1792 London edition embellished with its nine original plates by William Bartram( Book )

28 editions published between 1793 and 1980 in German and English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Bartram (1739-1823) was the first native-born American artist-naturalist. He set off in March, 1773, from Philadelphia for Georgia and Florida where he collected objects and supplied various patrons in England with illustrations of American plants and animals. Bartram's published record of this journey is not merely a technical work, but an intensely poetic one, and is the most important and beautiful description of the southeastern United States during the 18th century. William returned to Philadelphia in 1777 where he spent the rest of his long life, making botanical drawings
Travels in Georgia and Florida, 1773-74 : a report to Dr. John Fothergill by William Bartram( Book )

11 editions published between 1943 and 1944 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flower hunter and the people : William Bartram's writings on the Native American Southeast by William Bartram( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Bartram has rightly been hailed as an astute, perceptive chronicler of Native American societies. In some ways he was able to see beyond the dominant ideologies of his day, some of which divided the world s peoples into categories based on perceived savagism and civility. This was a noble effort, and worthy of praise more than two centuries later. Bartram could also use Native American civilization as a foil for an emerging white American society he saw as crass and grasping. Writing in this romantic mode, he was capable of downplaying the extent to which Native communities were fully part of the modern world that they and European invaders created together. THE FLOWER HUNTER AND THE PEOPLE tries to capture both of these aspects of Bartram's works. Its main purpose is to introduce Bartram s writings on Southeastern Native Americans, and to let Bartram and his indigenous consultants tell their stories in their own words. Along the way, readers should also consider this underlying fact, which rarely strayed from the Flower Hunter s mind. William Bartram was a guest in the Native Southeast. He traveled on paths smoothed, figuratively and literally, by Native Americans. He stayed in Muskogees' houses, ate Cherokees' food, and was, at times of their choosing, permitted glimpses of his hosts' worldviews and lifeways. It would be too much of a stretch to say that Native people co-authored the passages concerning their societies in Bartram, but the things they allowed Bartram to record bore cultural and political weight in their own times, and they can speak to us in ours as well
Elements of botany, or, Outlines of the natural history of vegetables by Benjamin Smith Barton( Book )

6 editions published between 1803 and 1804 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inaugural botanico-medical dissertation, on the Phytolacca decandra of Linnaeus by Benjamin Shultz( Book )

10 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Voyage de William Bartram (1773-1776) : découverte du paysage et invention de l'exotisme américain by William Bartram( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels on the St. Johns River by John Bartram( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book guides modern-day readers through two extraordinary naturalists' accounts of East Florida
Botanical and zoological drawings, 1756-1788 : reproduced from the Fothergill album in the British Museum (Natural History) by William Bartram( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of the properties of the Sanguinaria canadensis or puccoon by William Downey( Book )

2 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Travels and other writings : Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida ; Travels in Georgia and Florida, 1773-74: A report to Dr. John Fothergill ; Miscellaneous writings
Alternative Names
Bartram, Billy

Bartram Billy 1739-1823

Bartram, Williams

Bartram Williams 1739-1823

Gulielmus Bartram

William Bartram

William Bartram American naturalist

William Bartram Amerikaans auteur

William Bartram botánico y naturalista estadounidense

William Bartram naturalista, botanico ed esploratore statunitense

William Bartram naturaliste américain

William Bartram US-amerikanischer Naturforscher

Уильям Бартрам американский натуралист

ويليام بارترام

വില്ല്യം ബാർട്രാം

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Languages
English (376)

French (42)

German (20)

Dutch (9)

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Travels of William BartramTravels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee country, the extensive territories of the Muscogulges or Creek confederacy, and the country of the Chactaws : containing an account of the soil and natural productions of those regions : together with observations on the manners of the Indians : embellished with copper-platesTravels and other writings : Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida ; Travels in Georgia and Florida, 1773-74: A report to Dr. John Fothergill ; Miscellaneous writingsTravels of William BartramThe natures of John and William BartramWilliam Bartram and the American Revolution on the southern frontierThe art and science of William Bartram