Copies of letters written by John Clayton author of Latin text Flora Virginica, exhibens plantas (Lugduni Batavorum, 1762), to Carl von Linne [Carolus Linnaeus] concerning Linnaeus' published works, seeds, Gmelin's Flora Siberica, and Clayton's election to the Swedish Royal Academy of Science; and to [John] Bartram concerning seeds, and a trip by Bartram to Florida.
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Born in Lancashire in 1657. M. A. Oxford. Rector of James City (Va.) Parish, 1684-1686. Made scientific observations. Returned to England. Fellow of Royal Society. Dean of Kildare. Died 1725.
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Negative photostats Philadelphia, Pa.: Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 25 cm.
English translation of letter to Linnaeus in Edmund Berkeley and Dorothy Smith Berkeley, John Clayton, Pioneer of American Botany (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1963), pp. 105-106. Letter to Linnaeus published in William and Mary Quarterly, Ser. 2, Vol. IV, pp. 246-248. Letter to Bartram published in William and Mary Quarterly, Ser. 2, Vol. VI, p. 325.