By Terry, Emily Hitchcock; Smith, Beatrice S.; Terry, Emily Hitchcock
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1880). The dog was presented to Terry after the general's death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn on 25 June 1876, by his widow, Elizabeth Bacon Custer. " ing as his preaching, for the congregation did in fact start planning a new edifice and formally called him to the pastorate on 11 February 1872. After another debilitating winter on the East Coast, he accepted the call a month later. of tuberculosis, and Emily with a new baby to care for (Edward Sweet, born 25 January 1872) as well as an ailing husband, took up residence in St.
Minnesota had its share. Emily Terry was only one of many women who furnished data for Upham's catalogue. She was, however, one of his most active women contributors. Only Sara Manning, who collected in the Lake Pepin area, and Ellen Cathcart, collecting principally in the St. 16 It comes as no surprise that over half of the Terry records are for species found in the north-central lake area of the state. Douglas County and Alexandria, an ideal area for finding the rest and recreation required by her husband's poor health, are most frequently mentioned.
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.