On December 18, 2004 Ms. Elizabeth Burch Heston and her sister, Barbara Burch Safford, 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).
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 Stephen
Keith, Associate Director for Development at the North Carolina Botanical
Garden at (919) 962-9458 or by email at email@example.com
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.