A Celebration of John and William Bartram

In Philadelphia and Florida

by Thomas Peter Bennett



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/19/1999

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781420897869
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781420862034

About the Book

The Bartram 300, in 1999, will celebrate the birth of America''s first great naturalist and conservationist, John Bartram. His scientific travels in Pennsylvania, New York and throughout Florida, with his son William, are now scientific and mythic legend. William''s return to Florida in 1771, and later publication of Travels, concluded the Bartram saga. The Bartrams awakened the scientific and literary world to America''s environmental beauty and natural uniqueness. The Bartrams'' history and their accomplishments continue to be globally celebrated. A Celebration of the Bartrams is a poetic interpretation of the travels of John and William Bartram. It includes the physical and spiritual retracing, by the author of the Bartram''s environmental travels in Florida and Philadelphia. Originally published as a 200th celebration of Travels, its poems have had many readings. ''John Bartram''s House'''' was read at the 1993 Centennial celebration and Bartram family reunion at historic Bartram''s garden in Philadelphia and published in the proceedings. ''''Flight of Savanna Cranes'''' received honorable mention, The John David Johnson Memorial Poetry Awards of Poet ''''93. ''''Gopher'''' appeared in The Annual Anthology of the South Florida Poetry Institute, 1992-1993.

About the Author

Thomas Peter Bennett, a native Floridian, has recently published poems in Poetalk.

Perspectives in Biology and Medicine and several chapbooks, including Aquarius

and Tidemarks. William Bartram''s Travels fascinated Bennett in fourth grade Florida history classes. As President of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia from 1976-1986, he explored John and William''s influence on the Academy and its 1817 expedition to Florida. He reported his findings on the Bartram''s legacy at the Bartram 300 Symposium in Philadelphia in 1999. Bennett is Courtesy Professor, Florida Museum of Natural History, at the University of Florida in Gainesville.