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Malthus Augustus Ward notebooks

Malthus Augustus Ward notebooks

Descriptive Summary

Title: Malthus Augustus Ward notebooks
Creator: Ward, Malthus A. (Malthus Augustus), 1794-1863
Inclusive Dates: 1814-1860
Language: English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms51
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Malthus Augustus Whitworth Ward (1794-1863) was a physician, educator, botanist, and horticulturist born in New Hampshire. Ward eventually moved to Athens, Georgia, where he was Director of the University of Georgia Botanical Garden from 1831-1842.

For more information, see the article "Malthus Ward (1794-1863)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of fourteen notebooks of Malthus Augustus Ward from 1814-1860. The notebooks contain lectures on medicine, physiology, chemistry, and botany; notes on surgery, drugs and dentition, manners and mores, horticulture, and botany; plans of gardens; and descriptions of plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Malthus Augustus Ward notebooks, ms51, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Donated by Patrick Hues Mell, Jr. in 1910 and 1934 to the Botanical Gardens. Transferred to the Libraries in 1960.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Botanists -- Georgia.
Botany -- Study and teaching.
Chemistry -- Study and teaching.
Gardening -- Georgia.
Gardens, American.
Landscape design -- Georgia.
Lectures.
Medicine -- Study and teaching.
Physiology -- Study and teaching.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
box
11814
 
11819
 
11822
 
11823
 
11823
 
1circa 1823
 
11824
 
11826
 
box
21827-1850
 
21830s-1860
 
21856-1860
 
2undated
 
2undated
 
2undated
 
2undated