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Dr. Luther W. Baxter

 
 
Dr. Luther W. Baxter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 10, 2009
1. Dr. Luther W. Baxter Marker
Inscription.
For many years, Dr. Luther W. Baxter, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology, maintained this collection, aided by a group of volunteers. Much of Dr. Baxter's research focused on camellia diseases. To reduce root-rot, he taught the volunteers how to graft Camellia japonica onto rootstocks of species with greater resistance to root rot.

Dr. Baxter developed at least two cultivars growing here. The variety 'Beulah Brown Baxter' was named for Dr. Baxter's wife and 'Ruth Lennon' was named for the wife of former Clemson University President, Dr. A. Max Lennon.
 
Location. 34° 40.55′ N, 82° 49.267′ W. Marker is in Clemson, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker can be reached from Perimeter Road. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Discovery Lane, Clemson SC 29634, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Camellia Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Log House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hunt Cabin (about 500 feet away); The Hayden Conference Center (about 500 feet away); Hosta Garden Donors
Trail Leading from the Baxter Marker into the Camellia Garden image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 10, 2009
2. Trail Leading from the Baxter Marker into the Camellia Garden
(about 600 feet away); The Charles and Betty Cruickshank Hosta Garden (about 600 feet away); The T.L. Senn Horticultural Gardens (about 800 feet away); Hanover House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hanover House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hanover House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clemson.
 
Also see . . .
1. SC Botanical Garden. The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a diverse 295 acres of natural landscapes, display gardens, and miles of streams and nature trails. (Submitted on June 2, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. South Carolina Botanical Garden. The South Carolina Botanical Garden (295 acres) is located in Clemson, South Carolina on the campus of Clemson University. (Submitted on June 2, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Japanese Camellia. The Japanese Camellia (Camellia japonica) is one of the best known species of Camellia. (Submitted on June 2, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. About Dr. Luther W. Baxter
Dr. Luther W. Baxter, Jr. was made a fellow of the American Camellia Society on Nov. 7, 1981. The designation of "fellow" is bestowed on a person who has been recognized as having made substantial and new contributions to scientific knowledge in the culture, care and knowledge of camellias or in development of out-camellia clones or hybrids or similar advances in camellia culture. (Source: http://americancamellias.aawsom.net/assets/pdf/yearbook_1986_08_past_presidents_and_fellows.pdf.)
    — Submitted June 2, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. Dr. Luther W. Baxter's Obituary
News from the World of ESPS (Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences)
Summer/Fall 2005

Dr. Luther W. Baxter (2 December 2003, Clemson, SC) Luther received his BS (1950) from Eastern Kentucky University, and his MS (1952) and PhD (1954) from Louisiana State University. He joined the Clemson faculty in 1955, and worked at the Edisto Research & Education Center until 1958. He then served as head of Agriculture Department at Western Kentucky University from 1958 to 1966. He returned to Clemson in 1966 and worked on diseases of ornamental plants until his retirement in 1990. Luther remained an active emeritus faculty member until his death.
    — Submitted June 2, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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