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Description: GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
(1864 - 1943) Black-American botanist and the son of slaves, Carver worked his way through school to become a leader in agricultural research and found hundreds of products made possible by the cultivation of peanuts and sweet potatoes. A.L.S. on his Tuskegee Agricultural and Industrial Institute, 1p. 4to., Tuskegee, Sept. 7, 1932, to Geady Porter, in part: "...Thank you so much for the interesting bunch of Spanish peanuts with the Diplopia. It is indeed interesting to note that the disease attacks the central stem first, and seems to involve the top first. I wish you would examine the roots of a number of affected plants, by splitting the lap root and see if any of them are back inside. Mr. Miller was interest in it also, the dear little chap stayed all night with me last night. We had a glorious time examining things yesterday afternoon...". With the original holograph envelope, very good condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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