UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

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John Bartram, 1699-1777

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1699
Place of Birth: Darby, PA
Date of Death: 1777
Place of Death: Kingsessing, PA

Life:

John Bartram founded the first Botanic garden in the USA. In 1765 he was appointed American botanist to King George III. He made new botanic and scientific discoveries and published Observations of the Inhabitants, Climate, Soil etc, in his Travels from Pennsylvania to Lake Ontario, 1751. Andrew M. Eastwick, colleague of AMW's husband, built an imposing mansion, 'Bartram Hall,' on the site once occupied by the botanic gardens of John Bartram.

Bibliography:

Who Was Who in America. Historical Volume, 1607-1896, Chicago, 1963, p. 44; Historic Bartram's Garden. 'Andrew Eastwick Saves the Garden.' http://www.bartramsgarden.org (accessed 1999).