Mary Playne Smith

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Mary Playne Smith (-)


Mary Playne Smith believed to be the daughter of Daniel Smith and Martha Playne, born 1816, Minchenhampton, Gloucs. She died 1877 in Gloucestershire. One of several children. Brothers included several who were solicitors, and one who was a medical student.

In 1851 - 1871 censuses, she was living at High Beeches, Nailsworth (as a member of widowed mother's household, then in household of unmarried brothers William and George Smith).

She formed an herbarium of local plants between 1840 and c. 1850; and drew up a list of plants found in the borough of Stroud for F.F.Fisher's book on Stroud, 1870. In 1945, her herbarium was presented to the Gloucester Museum by Mr G.H.Pavey-Smith. [from 'Flora of Glos.' 1948]

Collector details : quote Kent & Allen (1984) as having "Floreat 1830 - 1885".

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