CARVER, GEORGE WASHINGTON. (1864-1943) African-American botanical researcher and agronomy educator who worked in agricultural extension at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama teaching former slaves farming techniques for self-sufficiency.
T.L.S. carbon copy signed, 2 pp, 4to, Tuskegee, Alabama, July 28, 1931.
The county agricultural agent from Andalusia, Alabama has sent via Mr. Grady Porter diseased peanut plants for analysis. This carbon was sent to Mr. Porter. "These three diseases seem to be quite prevalent in the peanut belt as far as our investigations have extended . We know so little about these diseases at present that we cannot suggest a practical remedy that will affect this year's crop" though Carver's station hopes to have treatments for the next year. In an autograph postscript, "Hope you and Mrs. Porter arrived home safely and that Mrs. Porter was not overtaxed - it certainly was good to have you [?]." Signed twice, "G. W. Carver" and after a holograph postscript on verso, "G. W. Carver." (Item ID: 322)