FLOR500, Garden 97 Francis Castelnau, (Compte de), Naturalist, Artist (1812–1880) Francis Castelnau was a world traveler, naturalist, and diplomat. He was born in London, but studied natural science in Paris. He came to Florida in 1837 and drew many scenes of frontier Tallahassee and the surrounding area. His drawings provide modern students of Tallahassee history a glimpse of the capital city’s appearance in territorial days.
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Francis Castelnau, (Compte de), Naturalist, Artist  

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Francis Castelnau, (Compte de), Naturalist, Artist 

(1812–1880)

Francis Castelnau was a world traveler, naturalist, and diplomat. He was born in London, but studied natural science in Paris. He came to Florida in 1837 and drew many scenes of frontier Tallahassee and the surrounding area. His drawings provide modern students of Tallahassee history a glimpse of the capital city’s appearance in territorial days.  





 




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