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Collection Reference Number GLC04207
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1930s 
Title George Washington Carver to Grady Porter
Date 9 August 1931
Author Carver, George Washington (ca. 1864-1943)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Carver, a celebrated agricultural chemist, requests peanut vines from Porter, a researcher from a peanut processing plant in Columbus, Georgia. In an attempt to assist Porter in peanut planting and diagnosing peanut disease, Carver states that wilted vines are acceptable. Requests that Porter bring the vines next time he travels to Tuskegee. Comments on the large quantity of rain Tuskegee recently received. Written on Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute stationery, with an envelope containing the printed return address of the Director, Research and Experiment Station, Tuskegee Institute.
Subjects Science and Technology  African American History  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Diet and Nutrition  Education  Extreme Weather  
People Carver, George Washington (ca. 1864-1943)  Porter, Grady (fl. 1931)  
Place written Tuskegee, Alabama
Theme Agriculture; Science, Technology, Invention; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Carver, noted for his developments in peanut farming, revolutionized Southern agriculture through his experiments with crop diversification. He also expanded the industrial use of agricultural products. As a prominent African-American scientist, Carver helped to dismantle stereotypes about the intellectual inferiority of people of color.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945