By Terry, Emily Hitchcock; Smith, Beatrice S.; Terry, Emily Hitchcock

ISBN-10: 0816621535

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Or can we conclude that Terry, although far removed in time from Minnesota's first plant collectors, was nevertheless Minnesota's first botanical artist? Are her paintings the earliest illustrations of Minnesota's flora? As far as we know, this indeed appears to be so. 39 Their charge was to examine the principal geographic features of the Northwest and to prepare maps of the landforms and waterways—in other words, to describe this area of the continent. Plants were part of that great terra incognita.

Terry! so eloquent, so beloved . . ," said another; and the daily newspaper spoke of his "burning words of eloquence," elaborating further, "his grand impassioned sermons will never be forgotten by those who heard them. A trained scholar, a brilliant thinker, and gifted with rhetorical powers of a rare order Mr. "8 Most revealing, however, is the evaluation of Terry's contribution to the work of the Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota by N. H. Winchell, director of the survey: His [Terry's] contribution to the last report of progress, pertaining to the Hydrology of the State, shows the carefulness and the scope of his work.

7 She followed the societies' bulletins and journals. " Should a periodical be late, she lamented its delay and the inefficiency of the editor. Nor was she tolerant of a poor publishing job; she said of a new book, "I have discovered about fifty errors," all of which she considered inexcusable. She was eager for the newest information: "Tell me how I can get hold of a copy of the new Vermont Flora"; and, "Shall we ever get the new Gray's Manual? ) Subjects of mutual interest—collections, plant identifications, new information, new books, field trips—Terry discussed in an active correspondence with other botanists, both professional and amateur.

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