Botanist Kate Furbish ‘Gets Her Due’ with Book of Flora Paintings

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Bullhead pond lily, from “Plants and Flowers of Maine: Kate Furbish’s Watercolors”

The Bowdoin College Library has recently partnered with Jed Lyons ’74, president and CEO of Rowman & Littlefield, to publish, for the first-time, a complete two-volume edition of illustrations of Maine’s flowering plants and conifers by Kate Furbish, a botanist from Brunswick.

Mary Pols writes of this intrepid collector and artist in the Portland Press Herald. Read “A 19th-century Brunswick botanist gets her due with book of flora paintings,” which includes notice of the book’s launch September 26 in Kresge Auditorium.

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