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Franklinia alatamaha, William Bartram
Date Issued: 1999-05-18
Postage Value: 33 cents

Commemorative issue
John & William Bartram, botanists
Franklinia alatamaha, William Bartram

Shown on the stamp is Franklinia alatamaha, discovered by William Bartram. He and his father. John were very prominent American naturalists. A Pennsylvanian, in 1773 he began a four-year journey through eight southern colonies. He took extensive note and made many drawings of the flora and fauna, as well as visiting a principal Seminole village at Cuscowilla and the Cherokee Nationa.

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