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Terry's log with its many attendant and interrelated thriving species is a sensitive portrayal of a biological microcosm, carefully executed and faithful in its details. " Apple flower buds, painted in the Pre-Raphaelite class at The Cooper Union, New York City. Signed "E. " Apple fruit, painted at the home of William Cullen Bryant in Cummington, Massachusetts, 1867. " Bethlehem, New Hampshire. H. " 34 changing, and evolving organisms. Foshay discusses in detail the impact of these new scientific ideas on the character of American botanical illustration.
6 Free hours for reading in the winter months gave Terry the opportunity to keep up with events in the botanical world. 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?
Terry found time for plant collecting in Northampton in the vicinity of the college. She often had Emily Terry in her flower garden in front of Hubbard House, Smith College, ca. 1905-9. (Courtesy of Arthur W. ) the companionship of the Reverend George H. Gilbert, whose son, Arthur, as a small child in the first decade of the 1900s, recalls seeing them on their botanical outings: "Mrs. Terry was a frequent and welcome visitor. She and my father . . "10 Terry was rewarded with particular botanical success on at least two such occasions.