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Bartram Trail collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS867

Scope and Content

This collection contains three reports regarding the Bartram Trail. One report, the Bartram Heritage Report, is the culmination of the Bartram Heritage Studies that were proposed to the U.S. Department of the Interior. The main objective of this report was the establishment of a Bartram National Scenic Trail. The other two studies are of the scenic trail during the early 1980s. The reports contain various information including biographical data on William Bartram, maps of his travels, and arguments for the establishment of such recreational areas.


  • 1978-1982

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

William Bartram (1739-1824), born in Kingsessing, Pennsylvania, was a pioneer in the study of natural history. He explored the southeastern part of the United States from 1773-1777 and extensively documented his journeys including his contact with Native Americans. Additional biographical information about William Bartram has not been determined.


0.25 linear ft. (one half document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1983

Bartram Trail collection
Laura Starratt
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305