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Bartram, William. Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia. East and West Florida, theCherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulees, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws. Philadelphia: James and Johnson, 1791

Mark VAn Doran's Travels

Travels. Introduction by Mark Van Doren. New York: Dover, 1928. Facsimilie of 1st edition.

William Bartram's Travels

Travels. Introduction by James Dickey. New York: Viking Penguin, 1996.

Nature's Design

William Bartram, The Search for Nature’s Design, Selected Art, Letters, and Unpublished Writings
Edited by Thomas Hallock and Nancy E. Hoffmann

Fields of Vision

Fields of Vision, Essays on the Travels of William Bartram. Edited by Kathryn E. Holland Braund and Charlotte M. Porter, with contributions from Stephanie C. Haas, Mark Williams, Edward J. Cashin, Robert S. Davis, Arlene Fradkin, Mallory O'Connor, Jerald T. Milanich, Craig T. Sheldon Jr, Kent D. Perkins, etc.

Art and Science

Art and Science of William Bartram, Judith Magee. The "Art and Science of William Bartram" brings together, for the first time, all sixty-eight drawings by Bartram held at the Natural History Museum, along with works by some of the most well-known natural history artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The volume explores Bartram's writings and artwork and reveals how influential he was in American science of the period.


Berkeley, Edmund, and Dorothy Smith Berkeley. The Correspondence of John Bartram. 1734–1777. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1992.

Bartram and the Revolution

Cashin, Edward. William Bartram and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2000.


Cruickshank, Helen G., ed. Bartram in Florida: 1774. The Adventures of the Great American Naturalist, Explorer, Artist. Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., 1986.
* John and William Bartram's America. New York: Devin-Adair, 1957. Selected passages and documents


Ewan, Joseph. William Bartram: Botanical and Zoological Drawings. 1756–1788. Philadelphia: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 74. 1968.

Travels: Naturalist Edition

Harper, Francis. The Travels of William Bartram: Naturalist's Edition. Reprint. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998. (Reprint of the Yale edition)

Poetics of Natural History

Irmsher, Christopher. Poetics of Natural History: from John Bartram to William James. Rutgers University Press, 1999.

The Natures of John and William Bartram

Slaughter, Thomas. The Natures of John and William Bartram. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1996.

William Bartram's Travels

William Bartram: Travels and Other Writings. New York: The Library of America, 1996. Includes the report to Dr. Fothergill and illustrations of drawings.

Southeastern Indians

Waskelow, Gregory A., and Kathryn E. Holland Braund. William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians. University of Nebraska Press. Lincoln, 1995.

Living Legacy

Bartram's Living Legacy: The Travels and the Nature of the South. Edited by Dorinda Dallmeyer and illustrated by Philip Juras. This edition of Bartram's Travels contains sixteen essays by the South's leading nature writers.


Berkeley, Edmund, and Dorothy Smith Berkeley. The Life and Travels of John Bartram: From Lake Ontario to the River St. John. Tallahassee: University Presses of Florida.*

Carr, Archie. A Naturalist in Florida: a Celebration of Eden. Edited by Marjorie H. Carr. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994. Many appreciative comments on Bartram's explorations and discoveries.

Cutting, R M. John and William Bartram, William Byrd, and St. John de Crevecoueur: a Reference Guide. 1976. A basic bibliographic resource.

Edwards, Elliott O., Jr. Proceedings of the Symposium: "Celebration of Travels 1791." Savannah: The Bartram Trail Conference, 1991.

Elman, Robert. First in the Field: America's Pioneering Naturalists. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1977.

Eamest, Ernest P. John and William Bartram, Botanists and Explorers. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1940.

Fagin, N. Brylion. William Bartram: Interpreter of the American Landscape. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1933.

Hallock, Thomas. From the Fallen Tree: Frontier Narratives, Environmental Politics, and the Roots of a National Pastoral, 1749-1826. Chaple Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003


Herbst, Josephine. New Green World: John Bartram and the Early Naturalists. New York: Hastings House, 1954.

Kastner, Joseph. A Species of Eternity. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1977. The early American naturalists.

McInnes, Martha, et al. Bartram Heritage: a Study of the Life of William Bartram. Montgomery: The Bartram Trail Conference, 1979.

Porter, Charlotte M. Eagle's Nest: Natural History and American Ideas, 1812–1842. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1986. The generation of naturalists, such as Say, Nuttall, and Wilson, who learned from William Bartram.

Porter, Charlotte M. William Bartram's Florida: A Naturalist's Vision.

The Flower Hunter

Ray, Deborah Kogan. The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America's First Naturalist. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.


Sanger, Marjory Bartlett. Billy Bartram and His Green World. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1972.

Ghost Plantations

William Bartram and the Ghost Plantations of British East Florida, Daniel L. Schafer. University of Florida Press.

Footprints Across the Souht

Kautz, Footprints Across the South: Bartram's Trail Revisited. Kennesaw State University Press, 2006.

Long Trails

Molloy, Johnny. Long Trails of the Southeast. Menasaha Ridge Press, 2002.

Guide to William Bartram's Travels

Sanders, Brad. Guide to William Bartram's Travels. Fevertree Press, Athens, 2002.

This book is out of print, used copies are available.

Outdoor Guide

Charles D. Spornick, Alan R. Cattier and Robert J. Greene. An Outdoor Guide to Bartram's Travels. All you need to explore Bartram's trail by foot, canoe, bicycle, horseback, car or armchair. University of Georgia Press, Athens, 2003.


The North Carolina Bartram Trail. North Carolina Bartram Trail Society, P.O. Box 1444, Scaly Mountain, NC 28775.

Ray, John R. and Malcolm J. Skove. Bartram Trail: Detailed Trail Guide with Maps for the Trail in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia. 2nd edition, January, 2001. 1190 Old Seneca Rd, Central, South Carolina, 29630-9593.

Note: Some of these books are available only as used copies.

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