William Marion Carlton botany collection

William Marion Carlton botany collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Carlton, William Marion, 1912-1973
Title: William Marion Carlton botany collection
Dates: 1940s-1970s
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversized box)
Abstract:The collection consists of a selection of Dr. Carlton's class notes, certificates, printed materials, and several manuscripts of his book on Plant Histology and Botany. Most are from the University of Georgia, but a few are from the Medical College of Georgia and Louisiana State University. An oversized container includes a large compliation of annotated illustrations for his book.
Coll. Number: ms1364

Biographical/Historical Note

William Marion Carlton was born February 7, 1912 in Ocala, Marion County, Florida. He died on November 27, 1973 in Athens, Georgia. He was a professor of botany at the University of Georgia. He had received in dotcorate from the University of Chicago before World War II, and after the conflict's conclusion, sought a professorship. Carlton decided on the University of Georgia and took the job in 1946. He and his wife had several children in the 1940s, including William Orten Carlton III, better known locally as ORT, who became well-known in Athens as an expert on music and regional history.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Botany teachers--Georgia--Athens.
Botany--Study and teaching.
Lecture notes.
Manuscripts (documents)
University of Georgia. Faculty.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Marion Carlton botany collection. MS 1364. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: William Marion Carlton genealogical collection.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Physiology 202 notebook, 1942
1Botany Class Notes and Academic Guidelines, 1940s-1960s
Includes: Citizenship in the Community notes, Histological Methods notes, Elementary Botany syllabus and notes, Plant Anatomy labratory notes, B.S. Degree with a Major in Medical Technology guidelines, and Counselors Guide to the Academic Advisement Program for Freshmen and Sophomores (1969).
2Academic Documents and Certificates
Includes: Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry admission information, botany labratory exercises, "Operation Feedback" from the U.S. Army (1970), reccommendation request, letters, UGA photographs, Miami University certifcate (1968), University of Chicago Doctor of Philosophy degree (1943), Phi Sigma Biological Society certificate (1937), Certificate of Baptism (1956), Certificate of Ordination (1957), and Boy Scouts of America certificate.
3Printed Materials
Includes: LSU essay collectoin (1936), UGA class "Studies in Plant Histology," LSU Botany and Plant Pathology department volumes (1966, 1968, 1970), and The System Summary newsletters from UGA (1965).
21-3Three annotated book manuscripts
OS Box
3Illustrations for Manuscript and Boy Scout Certificate