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
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com
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.