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  • This beautiful silver cup, gold lined, 14 inches high and 6 inches across the top, bears the following inscription: "Presented to Dr. Geo. W. Carver, by N. C. Negro Farmers Congress February 8, 1922, for distinguished Scientific Research." This was given at the expiration of an eight days' tour through North Carolina, lecturing on the possibilities of the sweet potato. He had with him the 118 different products. From From Captivity to Fame or The Life of George Washington Carver.