William Bartram, by Charles Willson Peale, from life, 1808.
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Oil on canvas, head and shoulders portrait.

Credit: Courtesy Independence National Historical Park

One of the nation's great botanists, William Bartram was respected by scientists and writers on both sides of the Atlantic for his Travels Through North & South Carolina, (1791), an account of his four-year journey through the southeastern United States.

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