A Brief Note on Mary Treat

From: Jason Ashley (jasona@warwick.net)
Date: Fri Nov 19 1999 - 22:03:02 PST

Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 01:03:02 -0500
From: "Jason Ashley" <jasona@warwick.net>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3951$foo@default>
Subject: A Brief Note on Mary Treat

At the following link you will find a very interesting little biography on
Mary Treat, the American woman who corresponded with Charles Darwin
regarding CPs. The bio does have a gross inacuracy saying that, "The
bladderwort today is better known as the "Venus Fly Trap," ", but it's a
nice little peak at an early naturalist.

I am in the process of reading Darwin's, "Insectivorous Plants", and he does
mention Mary Treat rather frequently and with surprising respect given that
she was a woman with no formal scientific education.


Jason Ashley
Warwick, NY

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