William Bartram


William Bartram
William Bartram (April 20, 1739, Kingsessing, PA - July 22, 1823) is an American naturalist, son of John Bartram.

He accompanies his father on his many travels, particularly in the Catskill Mountains and Florida. From a young age, he mastered the design and naturalist including botanical illustration. It also contributes to the maintenance of the botanical garden created by his father.

In 1773, William Bartram travels alone and explore Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South. There harvest copies of flora and fauna local, draws and also the Americans that there crosses. He makes the list of birds of the USA's most comprehensive of its time.

Upon his return, he published his diary (1791) under the title of Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, etc.., Which is considered as one of the best books of natural history of his time. His travelogue is strongly influenced by the romantic writers.

In 1802 Bartram meeting Alexander Wilson, a teacher and one of the founders of American ornithology, and begins to teach him the rudiments of ornithology.

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