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        "Honored Sir": Mark Catesby's Letters from Carolina, 1722–1725

        This article, by E. Charles Nelson, was published in the Spring 2017 issue of Carologue, the South Carolina Historical Society's quarterly general-interest magazine. Based on letters housed at the Royal Society and other London repositories, it presents new scholarship on Mark Catesby’s time in South Carolina. 

        The article includes Catesby's etching of a red-headed woodpecker with a water oak and partridgeberry, a photo of Catesby's signed 1703 edition of Aesop’s Fables, a close-up view of Herman Moll's Map of the Province of Carolina (with box showing approximate location of Fort Moore), and Catesby's etching of a rattlesnake. [Digital realization of original Catesby etchings by Lucie Hey and Nigel Frith, DRPG England, courtesy of the Royal Society; Aesop's Fables courtesy of Thomas Schreck; Moll map from the SCHS collections.]

        Nelson, Dr. E. Charles. “'Honored Sir': Mark Catesby’s Letters from Carolina, 1722-1725,” Carologue (Spring 2017): 18-23.

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