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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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William Bartram

William Bartram

1739–1823

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(p.15) William Bartram
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Writing Appalachia
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Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0003

Son of the self-taught and well-connected eighteenth-century botanist John Bartram, William Bartram became a naturalist, specializing in the flora and fauna of the southern backcountry during the colonial and early national periods. Born in Philadelphia, Bartram benefited from his father’s professional and personal connections to European and American politicians, scientists, and wealthy citizens. Bartram’s talent for drawing led him to his life’s work after false starts in a number of professions, including time as a merchant and a disastrous stint as an indigo planter in Florida....

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