Author: William Bartram
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 0879050799
Release Date: 1791
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Bartram's Travels is one of the earliest and most important books of A merican natural history. For four years (1773-1777) William Bartram wandered through the virgin forests, valleys, and wetlands of the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. His lyrical descriptions of the American wilderness influenced the work of literary figures while also becoming recognized as a classic of natural history writing.

The Travels of William Bartram

Author: William Bartram
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820320277
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Science

In 1773, naturalist and writer William Bartram set out from Philadelphia on a four-year journey ranging from the Carolinas to Florida and Mississippi. Combining precise and detailed scientific observations with a profound appreciation of nature, he produced a written account of his journey that would later influence both scientists and poets. 31 photos. 12 illustrations. 4 maps.

Travels of William Bartram

Author: William Bartram
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486138664
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Nature

First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty." — The New York Times. 13 illustrations.

Fields of Vision

Author: Kathryn E. Holland Braund
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817355715
Release Date: 2010-03-03
Genre: History

A classic work of history, ethnography, and botany, and an examination of the life and environs of the 18th-century south. William Bartram was a naturalist, artist, and author of Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the ExtensiveTerritories of the Muscogulees, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Choctaws. The book, based on his journey across the South, reflects a remarkable coming of age. In 1773, Bartram departed his family home near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a British colonist; in 1777, he returned as a citizen of an emerging nation of the United States. The account of his journey, published in 1791, established a national benchmark for nature writing and remains a classic of American literature, scientific writing, and history. Brought up as a Quaker, Bartram portrayed nature through a poetic lens of experience as well as scientific observation, and his work provides a window on 18th-century southern landscapes. Particularly enlightening and appealing are Bartram’s detailed accounts of Seminole, Creek, and Cherokee peoples. The Bartram Trail Conference fosters Bartram scholarship through biennial conferences held along the route of his travels. This richly illustrated volume of essays, a selection from recent conferences, brings together scholarly contributions from history, archaeology, and botany. The authors discuss the political and personal context of his travels; species of interest to Bartram; Creek architecture; foodways in the 18th-century south, particularly those of Indian groups that Bartram encountered; rediscovery of a lost Bartram manuscript; new techniques for charting Bartram’s trail and imaging his collections; and a fine analysis of Bartram’s place in contemporary environmental issues.

William Bartram and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier

Author: Edward J. Cashin
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1570036853
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

This is a new-in-paperback edition of a detailed look into what Bartram omits in his germinal book Travels and why. Cashin suggests that Bartram offered Travels as a means of shaping the new country and illuminates the convictions that motivated Bartram -- that if Americans lived in communion with nature, heeded the moral law, and treated the people of the interior with respect, then America would be blessed with greatness.

Travels and Other Writings

Author: William Bartram
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 1883011116
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Nature

The eighteenth-century American naturalist describes the wildlife, forests, swamps, rivers, and savannahs of the South, and shares his observations of the Creek and Cherokee Indians

William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians

Author: Gregory A. Waselkov
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
ISBN: UVA:X002669802
Release Date: 1995-03-01
Genre: History

William Bartram traveled throughout the American Southeast from 1773-1776. He occupies a unique place as an American Enlightenment explorer, naturalist, writer, and artist whose work was widely admired in his time and thereafter. Coleridge, the Wordsworths, and other leading romantics found inspiration in his pages. Bartram's most famous work, Travels has remained in print since the first publication of the book in 1791. However, his writings on Indians have received less attention than they deserve. This volume contains all of Bartram's known writings on Native Americans: a new version of "Observations on the Creek and Cherokee Indians," originally edited by E. G. Squier and first published in 1853; a previously unpublished essay, "Some Hints and Observations Concerning the Civilization of the Indians, or Aborigines of America"; and extensive excerpts from Travels. These documents are among the most valuable accounts we have of the Creeks and Seminoles in the last half of the eighteenth century. Several illustrations by Bartram are also included. The editors provide information on the history of these documents and supply extensive annotations. The book opens with a biographical essay on Bartram and concludes with a thorough evaluation of his contributions to southeastern Indian ethnohistory, anthropology, and archaeology. The editors have identified and corrected a number of errors found in the extant literature concerning Bartram and his writings.

Guide to William Bartram s Travels

Author: Brad Sanders
ISBN: 0971876304
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

This is a guide to the travels of noted naturalist William Bartram. It includes historical background for each section of the Southeast, a description of Bartram's route and his plant discoveries, and a description of modern day sites that offer travelers a view of the natural history of each area.

William Bartram the Search for Nature s Design

Author: Thomas Hallock
Publisher: Wormsloe Foundation Publications
ISBN: 0820328774
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"William Bartram, the Search for Nature's Design provides, for the first time, a primary text survey of the full career of one of the most important North American naturalists of the eighteenth century, and a man whose travels, collections, gardens, writing, and expertise placed him at the center of an emergent global network of natural history correspondents.

Travels on the St Johns River

Author: John Bartram
ISBN: 081306225X
Release Date: 2016-12
Genre: History

This book guides modern-day readers through two extraordinary naturalists' accounts of East Florida.

The Brother Gardeners

Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 9780307454751
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Gardening

Follows the lives of six men who shared a passion for plants and a love of gardening in eighteenth-century London, who made Britain the epicenter of horticulture, and transformed gardening from an aristocratic pastime to a national obsession.

The Natures of John and William Bartram

Author: Thomas P. Slaughter
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812219341
Release Date: 2005-10-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

John Bartram (1699-1777), the first native-born American to devote his entire life to the study of nature, was an eminently practical man, a scientist devoted to the rigorous description of living things. Among his subjects was the Venus flytrap, along with hundreds of species of plants and animals, fully one quarter of all the plants identified and sent to Europe during the colonial period. His son William (1739-1823) was a pioneering naturalist who documented his travels through the Florida wilderness in prose and drawings that inspired a generation of Romantic poets. William's lyrical Travels is read today, while John's work is not. As he follows the Bartrams through their respective careers—and through the tenderness and disappointment of the father-son relationship—Thomas P. Slaughter examines the ways each viewed the natural world: as a resource to be exploited, as evidence of divine providence, as a temple in which all life was interconnected and sacred. The Natures of John and William Bartram is a major work of natural and human history—beautifully written, psychologically insightful, and full of provocative ideas concerning the place of nature in the imagination of Americans, past and present.

William Bartram and the Ghost Plantations of British East Florida

Author: Daniel L. Schafer
ISBN: 0813035279
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

Daniel Schafer explores all of these questions in this intriguing book, reconstructing the sights and colorful stories of the St. Johns riverfront that Bartram rejected in favor of an illusory wilderness. His reveries on Florida's --

The Art and Science of William Bartram

Author: Judith Magee
Publisher: Penn State University Press
ISBN: MINN:31951D02769100D
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art

William Bartram's love of nature led him to explore the environs of the American Southeast between 1773 and 1777. Here he collected plants and seeds, kept a journal of his observations of nature, and made drawings of the plants and animals he encountered. The completed drawings were sent to his patron in London, and these make up the bulk of the collection held at London's Natural History Museum. The Art and Science of William Bartram brings together, for the first time, all sixty-eight drawings by Bartram held at the Natural History Museum, along with works by some of the most well-known natural history artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The volume explores Bartram's writings and artwork and reveals how influential he was in American science of the period. Bartram was an inspiration to a whole generation of young scientists and field naturalists. He was an authority on the birds of North America and on the lifestyle, culture, and language of the indigenous people of the regions through which he traveled. His work influenced Wordsworth, Coleridge, and other writers and poets throughout the past two hundred years, and his drawings reveal an ecological understanding of nature that only truly developed in the latter half of the nineteenth century.