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Historic Bartram’s Garden: The official website of Historic Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia.

American Philosophical Society: The American Philosophical Society was founded by John Bartram and Benjamin Franklin in 1743.

North Carolina Bartram Trail Society: The official site of the North Carolina Bartram Trail Society. This site includes information about the trail, how to join the society and how to order their excellent maps.


Biographies of William Bartram

William Bartram, Georgia Historical Society. This is an excellent place to learn about William Bartram in a short period of time.

NCNatural’s William Bartram Profile: William Bartram: Spiritual Naturalist. This biography of William Bartram concentrates on his travels in Western North Carolina. It contains two maps of his route, one showing modern towns and one shows Cherokee towns.

William Bartram: Florida Naturalists: from the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Pennsylvania Environmental Heritage: The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission site contains biographies of John and William Bartram and other noted environmentalists.

William Bartram: The New Georgia Encyclopedia.

William Bartram: The Encyclopedia of Alabama.


The Bartram Trail


Alabama

Bartram Trail, Tuskegee National Forest: Information about William Bartram in central Alabama and a guide to the Bartram Trail in Tuskegee National forest.


Florida

Bartram Scenic Highway in St. Johns County, Florida

Bartram Trail in Putnam County, Florida


Georgia

William Bartram in North Georgia: A brief biography of William Bartram.

Bartram Trail, Georgia Trails: Information about the Rabun Bald section of the Bartram Trail in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Georgia Bartram Trail Group: Information on trail conditions, maintenance, and sites along the Bartram Trail in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Beautiful Oconee River: William Bartram's travels with the survey party that marked the boundary of the New Purchase took him to the Oconee River at Athens, Georgia.


North Carolina

Bartram Trail, North Carolina and Georgia: The Great Outdoor Recreation Pages has an excellent profile of the Bartram National Recreation Hiking Trail that begins at Rabun Bald in Georgia and ends eighty miles later at Cheoha Bald in North Carolina.

North Carolina Bartram Trail Society.



Historical

Alabama History: Links to Alabama history websites from the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Among the Creeks: An excellent site devoted to the history and geneology of the Creeks. It contains the texts of many historical documents.

Florida History: P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, and online digital library at the University of Florida.

Fort Toulouse National Historic Park: Guide to the history of Fort Toulouse and information about Fort Toulouse State Historic Site.

Old Mobile Archaeology

Southeast Archaeological Center: Information about Southeastern archeological sites including the upper Savannah River, Fort Matanzas, Timucuan Preserve, Yuchi Town, Ocmulgee National Monument, Cumberland Island, Fort Frederica, the Mississipppi River Delta, and other places along the Bartram Trail.


Natural History

Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants

The Medical Botany of John Bartram: This extensive article on the medical aspects of John Bartram’s botanical explorations and includes an extensive list of plants.

Cooperative Feeding: A Misinterpreted and Under-Reported Behavior of Crocodilians. The Florida Museum of Natural History explores this peculiar behavior of crocodilians and William Bartram's position as the first authority on the American alligator.


Online Texts

American Journeys Digital Collection. This extensive web site contains online texts of historical documents of exploration, including the Travels. It was created by the Wisconsin Historical Society and National History Day. Funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services and by private donors.

Travels, William Bartram. The entire 1791 James & Johnson edition of the Travels is available on the internet as part of the Documenting the American South project of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

History of Alabama. James Albert Pickett, 1751.

Bartram Among the Creeks, Part III, Chapter VIII of William Bartram's Travels.

Pickett's History of Alabama. James Albert Pickett published History of Alabama in 1851 and it remains today one of the best histories of Alabama, Mississippi, and the Louisiana colony. The entire book is abailable online chapter XX is titled "Journey of Bartram Through Alabama."


Regional

Alabama Historical Association

Alabama Museum of Natural History

Museum of Florida History

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs

Florida Museum of Natural History

Georgia Archives

Digital Library of Georgia

Georgia Museum of Natural History

Georgia Historical Society

Louisiana Historical Society

Louisiana Museum of Natural History

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

North Carolina Office of Archives and History

North Carolina Museum of History

North Carolina museum of Natural Sciences

South Carolina Historical Society

South Carolina State Museum


Miscellaneous

Lamboll House: History and information about the Thomas Lamboll House where William Bartram was a guest while visiting Charleston.

John Muir and William Bartram (John Muir Education Project, Sierra Club California): A short article that explores the possible connection between William Bartram and John Muir.

Fothergill: A very brief biography of Dr. John Fothergill

A Romantic Natural History: This site is devoted to the relationship of natural history and literary writing in the era preceding Charles Darwin. It discusses William Bartram’s influence on the Romantic poets of the eighteenth century.

Rare Map Collection: The Hargrett Library at the University of Georgia has placed a number of rare historical maps on their web site. They include maps of Georgia and the Southeast from the earliest colonial times.

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