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Special Collections: Natural History and Gardening: Spotlight: John Henry Dick and Dixie Plantation

Resources in Special Collections and the South Carolina Historical Society Archives relating to natural history and naturalists in South Carolina and beyond.

Spotlight: John Henry Dick and Dixie Plantation

Photo: "Box 6, Slide 063" from the John Henry Dick Collection (College of Charleston Libraries)

Primary Unpublished Resources (selected)

John Henry Dick Collection, 1912-1995  (CofC)
The John Henry Dick collection consists of four parts:
            (1) Correspondence, 1920-1995
            (2) Manuscripts, 1927-1990
            (3) Paintings and drawings, 1940-1985
            (4) Photographs, 1912-1986

John Henry Dick journals, 1947-1987 (SC Historical Society)
These seven leather-bound journals kept by John Henry Dick contain notes, hand-painted maps, and artwork inspired by his world travels as well as entries concerning parties, concerts, trips, pets, bird watching, and world events. See also SC Historical Society’s Carologue (Summer 1997)

Records relating to Dixie Plantation, 1934-1950 (SC Historical Society)
These records consist chiefly of correspondence, legal, and property records relating to Dixie Plantation in Charleston County.

Adger family papers, 1813-1932 (SC Historical Society)
Include an advertisement (ca. 1920) for the sale of Dixie Plantation and a blueprint plat (1913) of Dixie Plantation.

William Henry Johnson scrapbook, volume two, 1920-1933 (SC Historical Society)
This scrapbook contains several images and notes relating to Dixie Plantation.

SC Historical Society Vertical Files:

Dixie Plantation
SCHS 30-15-291

Dick, John Henry
SCHS 30-04 Dick, John Henry

Secondary Published Resources (selected)

Status and distribution of South Carolina birds / by William Post, Sidney A. Gauthreaux ; drawings by John Henry Dick.

South Carolina bird life / by Alexander Sprunt, Jr., and E. Burnham Chamberlain ; original paintings by Francis Lee Jaques, Roger Tory Peterson, Edward Von S. Dingle, John Henry Dick.

The Warblers of America : a popular account of the wood warblers as they occur in the Western Hemisphere / by Ludlow Griscom, Alexander Sprunt, Jr., and other ornithologists of note ; rev. and updated by Edgar M. Reilly, Jr. ; illustrated by John Henry Dick.

A gathering of shore birds / edited and with additions by Roland C. Clement ; illustrated by John Henry Dick.

The John Henry Dick journals/ edited by W. David Chamberlain