Correspondence of Charles Mohr and G. W. Clinton
Edited by P. M. Eckel
Res Botanica
Missouri Botanical Garden
July 22, 2003
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The Correspondence of

Charles (Carl) Theodore Mohr (1824‑1901) and

George William Clinton (1807‑1885)


Edited by P. M. Eckel, P.O. Box 299, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, 63166‑0299; email:



Charles Mohr




Specimens of Charles T. Mohr curated
at the Clinton Herbarium


The Letters





The image displayed above is from the original photograph album of George W. Clinton archived in the Research Library of the Buffalo Museum of Science. It is a carte de visite or visiting card format photograph, made popular during the Civil War era and must be contemporary, approximately, with his letters. This may indicate the popularity of this medium in the southern states of the Confederacy (Mobile) as well as those of the northern states of the Union. There is a photograph in the Gray archives at Harvard University, but as this is dated to around 1900, it must have been taken toward the end of Mohr's life (d. 1901). The image posted here must be earlier in Mohr's life as in 1869 Mohr wrote to Clinton: "According to your wish I send you my photographic carte de visit. It represents to you a fellow citizen of german birth, who loves dearly his adopted country and is striving hard to bring up for its benefit 3 sons and 2 daughters as good and useful children of this country of their birth, regarding this task as the prime object of his life" (March 5, 1869).


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