Baldwin, William, 1779-1819

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Zaccheus Collins was a merchant and botanist.

From the guide to the Zaccheus Collins botanical correspondence, 1805-1827, 1805-1827, (American Philosophical Society)

William Baldwin (1779-1819) was a physician and one of the first botanists to explore the American Southeast, especially Georgia and Florida. He also explored parts of Latin America and the West Indies. He was named botanist to the expedition of Stephen Long to find the headwaters of the Missouri River but died six months into the expedition. He is known to history through his biographer William Darlington who published his letters in 1843. Baldwin was born in Newlin, Chester County, PA. He studied medicine under Dr. William A. Todd at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1807 he married Hannah M. Webster and opened a practice in Wilmington, DE. They had four children. He died at Franklin, MO.

From the description of William Baldwin papers 1811-1819. (New York Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 44401702

From the description of William Baldwin papers, 1811-1819. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155462276

Baldwin (University of Pennsylvania, M.D. 1807) practiced medicine in Wilmington, Del., served as a naval surgeon during the War of 1812 and as a surgeon on the frigate Congress, 1817-1818. He engaged in botanical exploration on while surving on the Congress as well as earlier collecting in Georgia and Florida. In March 1819 he was appointed botanist to the Yellowstone Expedition to the Rocky Mountains. Forced to leave the expedition because of his health, Baldwin died in September 1819.

From the description of Papers of William Baldwin, 1803-1844 (inclusive), 1817-1819 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 40271883

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referencedIn Collins, Zaccheus, ca. 1764-1831. Botanical correspondence of Zaccheus Collins of Philadelphia, 1805-1827. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834. Lewis David von Schweinitz papers 1800-1833. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Baldwin, William, 1779-1819. Papers of William Baldwin, 1803-1844 (inclusive), 1817-1819 (bulk). Harvard University, Botany Libraries
referencedIn Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834. Lewis David von Schweinitz papers, 1800-1833. New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Bryan family. Forman, Bryan, and Screven families papers, 1797-1901. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Baldwin, William, 1779-1819. William Baldwin papers, 1811-1819. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Baldwin, William, 1779-1819. William Baldwin papers 1811-1819. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Zaccheus Collins botanical correspondence, 1805-1827, 1805-1827 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834. Lewis David von Schweinitz papers 1800-1833. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
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associatedWith Baldwin, Hannah M. person
associatedWith Barton, William P. C., (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856 person
associatedWith Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879 person
associatedWith Bryan family. family
associatedWith Cleaver, Isaac person
associatedWith Collins, Zaccheus, ca. 1764-1831. person
associatedWith Darling, William, 1782-1863. person
associatedWith Eddy, Caspar W. person
associatedWith Elliott, Stephen, 1771-1830 person
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888. person
associatedWith Ives, Eli, 1778-1861 person
associatedWith Lowry, John J. person
associatedWith Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus Conrad, 1750-1801 person
associatedWith Muhlenberg, Henry, 1753-1815. person
associatedWith Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859 person
associatedWith Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834. person
associatedWith Steinhauer, Henry, d. 1818 person
associatedWith Stephen H. Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains (1819-1820) corporateBody
associatedWith Torrey, John, 1796-1873 person
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Birth 1779-03-29

Death 1819-09-01

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