William Tatham notebook

William Tatham notebook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Tatham, William, 1752-1819
Title: William Tatham notebook
Dates: 1796
Quantity: 0.06 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 325 to MS 327)
Abstract:The collection consists of a notebook containing "an introductory and recommendatory address" by William Tatham to the head of the M.C. Majesty's botanic garden in Madrid, Spain, while Tatham was visiting Spain in 1796. The address primarily contains descriptions of various gardens in the United States, particularly in the Southern States. The appendix of the notebook contains a list of indigenous plants in the United States and East and West Florida; notes on experiments in watering plants; the medicinal uses of Verbena; and the production of sugar from sugar maples. The notebook also contains some watercolor illustrations.
Coll. Number: ms325(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

William Tatham (1752-1819), engineer, lawyer, born in England came to America and lived in Virginia and North Carolina.

Index Terms

East Florida.
Gardening--United States.
Gardens, American.
Medicinal plants.
Southern States.
Sugar maple.
West Florida.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Tatham notebook, MS 325. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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