Annual Report

Annual Report 2016

VISION We inspire respect for early naturalist explorers and ensure conservation of their work, as well as the plants, animals and habitat they studied, through education and research.

6 Catesby Commemorative Trust Timeline // 7 2016 Annual Meeting of the Linnean Society of London

4-5 Highlights of the Catesby Commemorative Trust’s Ongoing Mission

8 Literature Award // 9 Mark Catesby’s Natural History: An Introduction

10-11 “Creating a Better Way to Learn”

14 Gala Sponsors // 15 Officers and Trustees 2016

12 “Creating a Better Way to Learn” // 13 Donors

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18-19 Letter from the Executive Director

16 Operating Revenues and Expenses // 17 Financial Statements as of 2016

Highlights of The Catesby Commemorative Trust’s Ongoing Mission

 CCT’S MISSION IS A CONTINUING ADVENTURE RATHER THAN A CYCLICALANNUAL PROGRAM.  IT HAS DEVELOPED AN IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL NETWORK THAT CAN BE DEVELOPED INTO AN AMERICAN COMPANION TO UK INSTITUTIONS LIKE THE LINNEAN SOCIETY OF LONDON AND THE SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF NATURAL HISTORY.  THE CURIOUS MISTER CATESBY DOCUMENTARY HAS BEEN, AND CONTINUES TO BE, HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL BOTH ON TELEVISION AND FOR SEATED AUDIENCES.  THE TERCENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM SUCCESSFULLY EXPANDED THE TRUST’S NETWORK OF EXPERTS AND LED TO:  THE CURIOUS MISTER CATESBY: A “TRULY INGENIOUS” NATURALIST EXPLORES NEWWORLDS WHICH HAD GREAT REVIEWS, WON AN AWARD, AND EXPANDED OUR RELATIONSHIPWITH THE LINNEAN SOCIETY OF LONDON AND THE SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF NATURAL HISTORY .  THE CCT BEING AMAJOR REASON FOR THE EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL CATESBYWATERCOLORS AT THE GIBBES MUSEUM THIS SUMMER.  THE CATALYST FOR THE CREATING A BETTER WAY TO LEARN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, WHICH OFFERS NATIONAL BENEFITS.

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 IN TURN, MARK CATESBY’S NATURAL HISTORY: AN INTRODUCTION WILL BOTH SUPPORT THE CBWL PROGRAMAND EXPANDAWARENESS OFAND RESPECT FOR CATESBY.  MARK CATESBY’S LEGACY: NATURAL HISTORY THEN AND NOW SHOULD EXPAND RECOGNITION OF THE NEED FOR CONSERVATION OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS  THE FACSIMILE EDITION OF CATESBY’S NATURAL HISTORY WILL ENHANCE SCHOLARS’ABILITY TO VIEWAND HANDLE A BOOK THAT IS PHYSICALLY INACCESSIBLE.  CHARLES NELSON’S CONTINUING RESEARCH IS DEVELOPING NEW INFORMATION RELATIVE TO CATESBYAND ALSO TO THE HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINAAND ELSEWHERE.

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Catesby Commemorative Trust Timeline

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1st Annual Meeting of Linnean Society of London held in United States

During May 6-8, 2016, Catesby Commemorative Trust Executive Director David Elliott was invited to speak at the first annual meeting

of the Linnean Society of London in the United States, held at Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University. Founded in 1788 by Sir James Edward Smith, the Linnean Society is the oldest active biological society in the world. The Linnean Soceity is the keeper of the botanical, zoological, and book collections of renowned naturalist Carl Linnaeus, and it routinely hosts forums for discussion on groundbreaking work in the life sciences. Its members are selected from recommendations by current Fellows of the Linnean Society, and include both professional scientists and amateurs passionate about life sciences and natural history. David Elliott presented the following presentation at the May 2016 meeting, entitled “Mark Catesby’s New Worlds Journey.” Click on the image below to watch. Some users

may need to hold down the Ctrl button, then click.

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Image credit: Linnean Society of London

2016 Annual Literature Award by the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries

The Curious Mister Catesby , published 2015, has received the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries 2016 Annual Literature Award. Since 2000, this award has gone to works that make a significant contribution to the literature of botany or horticulture. This multi-genre award was presented at the CBHL’s annual meeting on May 22-23, 2016, at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum in Cleveland, Ohio. As stated on the Council’s website, the Literature Award was created to celebrate works that contribute to the world of botany or horticulture, increase the visibility of CBHL, and encourage the CBHL community to recognize literature contributions in their field. The Curious Mister Catesby was judged to have the highest standard of presentation, uniqueness of contribution to the field, excellence of intellectual content, and usefulness to the intended audience out of all 2016 nominees.

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The Catesby Commemorative Trust’s Newest Publication, Mark Catesby’s Natural History: An Introduction

In Spring 2017, the Catesby Commemorative Trust self-published our newest book, Mark Catesby’s Natural History: An Introduction . Written by Sylvia Bacon, this thirty-page introduction to Catesby’s artwork includes pages of Catesby’s etchings, watercolors, and even a rare pen and ink sketch. A perfect visual guide to Catesby’s natural history, this book is now for sale at the Gibbes Museum, the Historic Preservation Society, the Historic Charleston Foundation, and Drayton Hall, to name a few. On its own or paired with The Curious Mister Catesby, this book is sure to educate and delight both those familiar with and new to Catesby’s life and legacy. 9

“Creating a Better Way to Learn”

“Creating a Better Way to Learn” is an educational collaboration between the College of Charleston’s School of Education and the Catesby Commemorative Trust, the Charleston County School District (CCSD), and South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV). Dr. Frances Welch, Dean of the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance at the College of Charleston, helped facilitate the cooperation of College of Charleston professors with these organizations in order to create lesson plans for local schools. College of Charleston professors Dr. William Veal (science and education professor) and Dr. Tracey Hunter-Doniger (creative arts and creativity assistant professor) worked with Cynthia Hall, the director of the Lowcountry Hall for Science and Math, to design elementary and middle school lesson plans using a project-based learning approach. Project-based learning relies on giving students projects to facilitate student-driven learning, instead of relying on the teacher to simply deliver content to students. Students are challenged to cooperatively seek out information, solve problems, and use critical thinking skills, using techniques already found effective in high school advanced placement courses. For elementary students, this involves art-based lesson plans where students look at the art of Mark Catesby and recreate naturalist-style drawings using scaling techniques. In the middle school lesson plans, students engage in an eight-day science-based project, including hands-on activities, analysis of primary documents, and the creation of individual scientist notebooks. Click the

Image credit: The College of Charleston School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

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“Creating a Better Way to Learn”

link to view this lesson plan in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_mmoLW87Jg .

Prior to creating these lesson plans, Charleston County School District teachers and curriculum leaders attended the Buck Institute project/problem-based learning workshop alongside College of Charleston School of Education faculty and SCETV staff. Additionally, two Charleston County social studies teachers have contributed lesson plans about 18th century explorers and trade, and Erin Leigh Butcheck, a College of Charleston dance professor, wrote a lesson plan based on Catesby materials for a dance class at North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary: ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o37dL3pEcZc&feature=youtu.be ). The Catesby Commemorative Trust’s publication The Curious Mister Catesby was used extensively in lesson plan design, along with Mark Catesby’s master work The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands . The CCT’s newest book , Mark Catesby’s Natural History: An Introduction , was chosen by teachers to show students Catesby’s art in the classroom. The intention of the Catesby lesson plans is to make a connection to the wildlife of South Carolina, and to encourage student creativity by learning about South Carolina’s history and ecology. SCETV has published three Catesby-inspired lessons plans on LearningWhy.org, where complete standards- based lessons can be accessed by teachers in South Carolina ( http://www.learningwhy.org/search- results?keywords=Catesby&=Apply ).

Image credit: The College of Charleston School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

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“Creating a Better Way to Learn”

In addition, look for The Adventures of Mark Catesby- Unknown Explorer of the New World , an educational 3 minute video to introduce teachers to Catesby. This video is available on pbs learning media and through SCETV.

SCETV has provided a direct link to Dr. Walter Edgar's podcast interview of Dr. Frances Welch, Dean Byrd and David Elliott, accessible through clicking the link below: http://scpublicradio.org/post/creating-better-way-learn . The Catesby Commemorative Trust looks forward to continuing our partnership with the College of Charleston’s School of Education, providing lesson plans which are vital to increasing the presence of project-based learning techniques in schools and engaging students in the study of both art and science.

Image credit: The College of Charleston School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

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2016 Donors

$20,000 and over Hugh C. Lane, Jr.

Thank you to the following people for being successful bidders in our Silent and Live Auctions:

(Hugh C. Lane, Jr.)

Frances Welch The Wells Gallery

$1,000 to $2499 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ames Carolina Antique Maps & Prints Laura Vardell Mrs. Robert S. Cathcart Coastal Barrier Island Foundation Charles Berolzheimer The Ceara Donnelley & Nathan Berry Fund Charles Duell Herbert Fitzgerald Lide Glenn John M. Rivers, Jr. Foundation (John M. Rivers, Jr.) Virginia Lane Patti Manigault Mr/Mrs Craig Metz Mills B. Lane Foundation (Virginia Lane) Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pharr Prof. & Mrs. John H. Rashford Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ravenel Col. and Mrs. J. G. Richards Roddey Dr. Eveline AWaring Jane O. Waring Mrs. William B. Warren

Hume Killiam Ann Whitener

$15,000 to $19,999 Elizabeth Wakeman Henderson Foundation (W. Hardy Eshbaugh)

Nella G. Barkley Nathan Berry Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brumley Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cox Martha Whaley Cornwell W. Hardy Eshbaugh Edward Good Mrs. Benjamin Hill Jeffrey Kinard Hugh C. Lane, Jr. Kaaren Montgomery Woody Rash Katherine Robinson Col. J. G. Richards Roddey Henry Smythe Maurice Thompson Dr. Eveline A. Waring

$500 to $999 Sarah Carey Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Crabtree Courney Daniels Bill Fuller

$10,000 to $14,999 Cartter Lupton Maurice Thompson

$250 to $499 Nella G. Barkley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Berolzheimer Mr. and Mrs. John A. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Josh Evans Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Williams Mr. and Mrs. David Wood

$5000 to $9999 Alderman-Laney-O'Brien-Holt Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berolzheimer Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cox

$100 and Below Carol H. Fishman Joan Avioli Ernie R. Lewis Kathy Musial

$2500 to $4999 Graham Arader Mrs. Roger P. Hanahan Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Hill Kiawah, Town of Linda Lear Mills B. Lane Foundation

Jane O. Waring Frances Welch Rhys Williams Donna Windham

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Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor Mr. Cartter Lupton Invitation & Program Sponsor Elizabeth Wakeman Henderson Charitable Foundation Major Sponsor Alderman-Laney-O’Brien-Holt Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors PR & Advertising Sponsors Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cox Mrs. Roger Parke Hanahan Auctioneer Sponsor The Wells Gallery Supporting Sponsors Carolina Antique Maps and Prints Mrs. Marian W. Hill

Mrs. Patti Manigualt Mr. and Mrs. Craig Metz

Professor and Mrs. John H. Rashford Colonel and Mrs. J. F. Richards Roddey

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Officers and Trustees 2016

Sir Ghillean Prance, FRS, Patron Lyme Regis, United Kingdom John H. Rashford, President Charleston, South Carolina Charles Berolzheimer, Vice President Stockton, California Mrs. Leigh Thompson, Secretary Charleston, South Carolina Hugh C. Lane, Jr., Treasurer Charleston, South Carolina David J. Elliott, Executive Director Charleston, South Carolina

Robert Brooke, Trustee Richmond, Virginia Sarah Carey, Trustee Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina Kevin Cox, Trustee Kiawah Island, South Carolina Charles H.P. Duell, Trustee Charleston, South Carolina

Craig H. Metz, Trustee Washington, DC Cynthia P. Neal, Trustee Kingston Springs, Tennessee Charles Nelson, FLS, Trustee Norfolk, United Kingdom J.G. Richards Roddey, Trustee Kiawah Island, South Carolina Thomas Schreck, Trustee Portola Valley, California Mrs. Charles Waring, Jr., Trustee Charleston, South Carolina

W. Hardy Eshbaugh, Trustee Oxford, Ohio Mrs. Roger Parke Hanahan, Trustee Charleston, South Carolina

Mrs. Marian Hill, Trustee Atlanta, Georgia

Arete Warren, Trustee New York, New York

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Operating Revenue and Expenses

Sales-book

Travel expense 5% Other support services 4%

Book expenses 3%

Payroll taxes 2%

Website expense 1%

Print expense 2%

Sales-prints and DVDs 2%

1% Grants 1%

Fundraising 30%

Contribution s 39%

Administrative cost 26%

Event income 57%

Wages 27%

Total Income:

$164,803.89

Total Expenses:

$118,740.50

Net Income:

$46,063.39

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Statements of Financial Position as of December 31, 2016

Income/Expenses Income

ASSETS

Current Assets Cash

Event income Contributions

$94,545.00 63,430.00

Bank of SC-checking

$53,307.49

Sales-prints and DVDs

3,042.75 2,286.14 1,500.00

Total Cash

$53,307.49

Sales-book

Grant

Gain (loss) on sale of assets

269.10

Fixed Assets Equipment

Miscellaneous income

5.01

1,561.09 (1,186.43)

Total Income

$165,078.00

Accumulated depreciaton

Total Fixed Assets

374.66

Expenses

Fundraising

35,112.86 31,949.04 31,027.05 5,421.93 5,219.61 3,710.91 2,444.10 2,000.00 1,855.00

TOTAL ASSETS

$53,682.15

Wages

Administrative cost

LIABILITIES & EQUITY Liabilities

Travel expense

Other support services

Payroll taxes withheld

$407.33

Book expenses Payroll taxes Print expense Website expense

Total Liabilities

$407.33

Equity

Unrestricted Net Assets

53,274.82

Total Equity

53,274.82

Total Expenses

118,740.50

TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY

$53,682.15

Net Income

$46,337.50

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Letter from the Executive Director

THE VIEW AHEAD As exciting as 2016 was for the Trust, 2017 will apparently be even more momentous.

The Trust is very enthusiastic about the unique exhibition of original Catesby drawings from the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle at Charleston’s Gibbes Museum. We’re pleased that our work indirectly made it possible. We’re also delighted to have been involved with the Gibbes in arranging for speakers and supportive publicity. On Wednesday, September 20, we will have a Grand Finale there in cooperation with the museum. In addition to the Grand Finale, we have events planned at Clemson University’s South Carolina Botanical Garden on September 15 and Richmond’s Wilton House Museum on September 23. Watch our eblasts for details of these exceptional events. This spring we self-published Mark Catesby’s Natural History: An Introduction , a picture book by our Artist Director Sylvia W. Bacon, with text by Dr. Charles Nelson and me. It is the perfect introduction to Mark Catesby—artist, scientist, and explorer. This book provides an overview of Catesby’s travels as he explored southeastern North America before the land was extensively populated by Europeans. The beautifully illustrated pages introduce Catesby’s genius to anyone curious about the natural world. A splendid introduction for students and for all those who still love to explore. It is available in gift shops across South Carolina, Smithsonian gift shops or through our website http://www.catesbytrust.org/ . Our “Creating a Better Way to Learn” collaboration with the College of Charleston, the Charleston County School District and South Carolina Educational Television continues to be our most important long-term project. Its project based learning lesson plans have been well proven in classroom testing. The challenge will be to have teachers nationwide understand their value and to use them, given the myriad of more traditional lesson plans available to them. Before the end of the year we hope to be able to publish Mark Catesby’s Legacy: Natural History Then and Now . This book, written by Professor Emeritus Alan Brush and with beautiful pictures by his professional illustrator wife, M.J., will both position Catesby in the pantheon of eighteenth century naturalists and, based on their own explorations and research, assess the current environmental situations facing many of the species Catesby illustrated and described.

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In 2018, we anticipate cooperating Smithsonian Books on publication of the first-ever, full-size, full-color facsimile edition of Catesby’s Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands . While not inexpensive, this book should attract art collectors, libraries that do not have a copy of the original, and libraries that do have a copy, but in view of its rarity dare not make it generally accessible. This facsimile, based on the Smithsonian Libraries’ copy, the most complete known, should enhance knowledge of what a contemporary of Catesby described as “the most magnificent Work I know of, since the Art of Printing has been discover’d.” And Dr. E Charles Nelson, the Trust’s Senior Research Director, has uncovered significant new facts about Catesby that should be published when this work has been completed. At this point, it can best be described as “Curious – and Curiouser.” Further, we’d like to continue the remarkably challenging task of identifying where Catesby stayed when in Charleston. Our 2016-17 College of Charleston intern has been able to develop a mini-biography of the man with whom he stayed, but where he lived at that time remains a mystery to be uncovered. Once solved, the Trust would like to be able to erect a memorial plaque. Finally, we’re also investigating possible organizational changes that should strengthen the Trust’s ability to maintain operations for the long-term. These include, inter alia, building a “Friends of Catesby Trust” financial support group and “Board of Fellows” to recognize the extraordinary pool of academic talent that have made the Trust’s accomplishments possible.

David J. Elliott Executive Director July 2017

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