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I have some California Poppies quite well started—a good crop of dandelions, orange, grapefruit and apples. I expect to see 43 Epilogue grapes and pears. I have a Nemesia, which is growing—has had a profusion of beautiful golden yellow blossoms, and is now ripening seeds. 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.
We would like to know more precisely where in Minnesota Terry collected the plants she illustrated in her paintings. Unfortunately, she gives this information for only three species. , Beard Tongue, on the campus of the University of Minnesota; the painting of the Ram's-head Moccasin Flower (Cypripedium arietinum, R. ) is marked "Lake Park, Sept. "38 We can speculate, but with only moderate success, about a few other locations by looking for possible connections between the species in the paintings and the notes on Terry's wildflower collections in Upham's catalogue of the flora of the state.
15 In view of the scarcity of information pertaining to her year in New York and the years immediately following, Emily's surviving paintings, each labeled with place and date, are no longer just artworks. They become in addition important biographical documents. As we turn to them for clues, we are not disappointed. Three paintings, all dated 1866 and signed "E. " On the basis of only slight evidence—a painting in the collection, dated 1868, done in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, and two paintings done in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1868 and 1869—we can hazard a guess that Emily returned to New England after her year in New York.