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John Bartram (1699–1777)

Bartram, John (bär’tram). An American botanist; born in Chester County, PA, March 23, 1699; died at Kingsessing, near Philadelphia, Sept. 22, 1777. He was called the “father of American botany,” and founded at Kingsessing the first botanical garden in America. Linnaeus termed him “the greatest natural botanist in the world.” He published ‘Observations on the Inhabitants, Climate, Soil, Diverse Productions, Animals, etc., Made in his Travels from Pennsylvania to Lake Ontario,’ and a similar volume on eastern Florida (1766).