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The Charles T. Mohr Herbarium Internship Fund
at the University of North Carolina Herbarium


Elizabeth Heston


Charles Mohr

On December 18, 2004 Ms. Elizabeth Burch Heston founded and endowed the Charles T. Mohr Herbarium Internship Fund to be used to support student interns working with mentors at the University of North Carolina Herbarium in Chapel Hill.

Elizabeth Burch Heston graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1954. She currently lives in Hanover, New Hampshire with her husband, John Heston. Her passion is gardening – the cultivation of daylilies in particular. By establishing this internship, Ms. Heston is honoring her great-great-grandfather, botanist Charles Theodore Mohr (1824 – 1901).
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Charles Mohr was one of Alabama’s first botanists. Mohr was granted an honorary Ph.D. in 1893 by the University of Alabama in recognition of his contributions to the knowledge of the State’s flora and geology. He is best known as the author of Plant Life in Alabama, published in 1901.

If you are interested in applying for the Charles T. Mohr Herbarium Internship, please contact Alan S. Weakley, Herbarium Curator, at (919) 962-0578 or by email at weakley@unc.edu . Any internship candidate should demonstrate keen interest in the flora of the southeastern United States, have good typing skills, and have an interest in learning how to use and curate herbarium specimens.

To make a contribution to or to obtain more information about the Charles T. Mohr Internship Fund, please contact Charlotte Jones-Roe, Assistant Director for Development at the North Carolina Botanical Garden at (919) 962-9458 or by email at jonesroe@email.unc.edu


Sources:
L. J. Davenport (1988) Charles Mohr, Botanist. Alabama Heritage 10: 32-45.

Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. (2004) The Charles T. Mohr Herbarium Internship Fund Endowment Agreement. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

C. T. Mohr. Index of Botanists. Harvard University Herbaria.

 


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Last Updated: 14 June 2012