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Extra resources for A painted herbarium : the life and art of Emily Hitchcock Terry, 1838-1921
She loved music and inspired those around her with desire for good music. She was a true gentlewoman of the old school. Only those who knew her can appreciate the great place which she filled in the world, the influence which she left upon the college. 4 If there was any flaw in Terry's life at Hubbard House, it was lack of time for botany. In her letters to George Davenport, a fellow botanist and fern enthusiast, Terry often expressed regret at the large amount of time required by her "duties," by which she meant her responsibilities to the college, and the little time left for her "work," that is, her botanical studies.
But it was a short-lived recovery. The dampness of the Atlantic coast winter was detrimental, and Cassius Terry fell ill once more. In an effort to find an environment in which he could regain his health, during the summer of 1871 Terry made a trip to Minnesota, where the dry, invigorating atmosphere was reported to be helpful for tuberculosis sufferers. There is no record that Emily accompanied her husband on this reconnaissance mission. While in Minnesota he visited the Indian Agencies and preached in Plymouth Church, St.
Paul, Minnesota, ca. 1905. Upham attributes several plant collections from this area to Terry. (E. A. Bromley Collection, Audio-Visual Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. ) 28 Twin Cities: around St. Paul and Ramsey County and in Minneapolis around Lakes Calhoun and Harriet. She found Hibiscus militaris (Halberd-leaved Rose Mallow) on the "banks of the Mississippi River between St. Paul and Mendota"; Streptopus amplexifolius (Twisted-stalk) on the "bluffs near (south of) St. Paul"; Lilium super bum (Turk's-cap Lily) at "Excelsior, Hennepin County"; Pontederia cordata (Pickerel-weed) in Lake Minnetonka; and Gentiana quinquefolia var.
A painted herbarium : the life and art of Emily Hitchcock Terry, 1838-1921 by Terry, Emily Hitchcock; Smith, Beatrice S.; Terry, Emily Hitchcock