Bartram Trail collection
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Bartram Trail collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Title: Bartram Trail collection
Dates: 1978-1982
Quantity: 0.25 Linear ft. (one half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS867

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.


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

Index Terms

Bartram, William, 1739-1824
National Parks and Reserves
Recreation areas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bartram Trail collection, MSS 867, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1983


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Container List




11Bartram Heritage Report, July 1978
2National Scenic/Historic Trail study, September 1980
3National Scenic/Historic Trail study, February 1982