Front cover image for Gilbert White Hulse and John Torrey correspondence, 1836-1841

Gilbert White Hulse and John Torrey correspondence, 1836-1841

Correspondence from Gilbert White Hulse to John Torrey, dated 1836-1841. Hulse's first three letters, written from army postings in Florida, describe a few plants from the area; their main bulk is taken up with details of the second Seminole War. The fourth letter, dated July 7, 1838 and written from Rodney, Mississippi, is a letter of recommendation for a Dr. John Savage. Hulse's last three letters, dated 1840-1841 and also written from Rodney, describe numerous plant, mineral, and fossil specimens he is sending to Torrey. Obsolete plant names mentioned include Chamaerops palmetto, Laurus persea, and Maclura aurantiaca
Manuscript, English, 1836