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.
A.L.S., on "Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute" stationery, two pages on one 4to sheet, Tuskegee, Alabama, August 3, 1931.
He writes a substantive letter mentioning peaches from Georgia to his friend Grady Porter, who lived in Georgia. "The peach was full of small worms and what you said was the borings from the holes made. The apples are affected with a bolletotrichum, no doubt b. Solitaria ell. & EV. It is commonly called apple blotch . ." He signs, "G.W. Carver," and continues in a postscript. "P.S. For a remedy look in your Spring Calendar . under apple blotch . This disease is sometimes called glomerella cingulata." With holograph envelope. (Item ID: 323)