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The Story behind the Story. Book of William Blanding who discovered Blanding's Turtle.

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The Story behind the Story. Book of William Blanding who discovered Blanding's Turtle. He was a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and accumulated one of the largest collections of his time, some of which he donated to the Academy. 1797 A New and Complete System of Arithmetic. Provenance: William Blanding Jr Rhode Island College and later Christopher Carpenter Jun. Rehoboth Mass. Blanding (1773-1857) son of William Blanding (1747–1830) and Lydia Ormsbee (1750–1835) Born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He attended Rhode Island College (Brown) graduating in 1801. He received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Brown. He first settled a practice in Attleboro, Massachusetts, moved to Camden, South Carolina, practiced medicine and became a scholar in natural history. Condition and notes: Moderate wear, scattered foxing, generally sound.

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