Henry William Ravenel and the Convergence of Science and Agriculture in the 19th Century

Oct 24, 2016

Henry William Ravenel
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Two hundred and two years after the birth of Henry William Ravenel, a 19th century South Carolina planter and botanist, a dedicated team from North Carolina and South Carolina universities and colleges has made his manuscripts and collections available online.

This new resource, Plants and Planter: Henry William Ravenel and the Convergence of Science and Agriculture in the Nineteenth Century South, digitally reunites 6,200 botanical specimens Ravenel collected and more than 3,000 pages of his manuscripts, all of which are currently housed by a variety of higher education institutions throughout the Carolinas.

Dr. Herrick Brown, of the University of South Carolina’s A.C. Moore Herbarium, talks with Dr. Edgar about Ravenel, his work, and this extraordinary new resource.

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