John Bartram papers, 1738-1796


Date: 1738-1796 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


Correspondence to and from John Bartram and his son, William Bartram.

Background note

John Bartram was the first native American botanist and made many journeys through the southern frontier, collecting seeds and bulbs for transplanting.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel.


Received from New York Historical Society and College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 06/--/1951.

Location of originals:

From originals in the New York Historical Society.

Separated material

Originally catalogued as one collection on two separate microfilm reels: films 878 and 547.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


  • Microfilm Collection


  • Botany.
  • Natural history.