A distinguished American botanist, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1701. He was a simple farmer, self-taught in the science of botany, and in the rudiments of the languages, medicine, and surgery. He contributed much to the gardens of Europe. At the time of his death, in 1777, he held the office American Botanist to George III. Of England. [P. 14; see entry 01790057, from a later version of this catalogue, in which the name of the sitter was listed as "William Bartram."]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.