Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium

"Who Was John Abbot?" Beth Tobin will discuss the life and accomplishments of John Abbot, a London-born naturalist artist, who as a young man, moved to Georgia where he drew more than 7,000 watercolor drawings of North American birds and insects.

The talk coincides with an exhibit, “John Abbot, Early Georgia’s Naturalist Artist,” which includes rare watercolor illustrations from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript collections and borrowed from four other museums, The exhibit celebrates the 20th anniversary of the James W. Woodruff, Sr. Center for the Natural History of Georgia and will be on view through August.

 The Woodruff Center for the Natural History of Georgia collects and preserves for scholarly research historical resources that reflect and document the natural history of the State of Georgia. The Center includes the James W. Woodruff, Sr. Natural History of the Chattahoochee Valley Collection. 

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