Kate Furbish, Brunswick, ca. 1880

Contributed by Pejepscot History Center


Kate Furbish was a botanist who classified and drew the flora of Maine. Her drawings are in the Bowdoin College library; 4,000 of the plants she collected are in Harvard University's herbarium.

She was born Catherine Furbish in 1834 in Exeter, New Hampshire, the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Lane Furbish. Her family moved to Brunswick in 1835 and she lived there the rest of her life. She attended local schools and studied painting and drawing in Boston and attended lectures on botany. She died in 1931.

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  • Title: Kate Furbish, Brunswick, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Location: Brunswick, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 22 cm x 15 cm
  • Local Code: OH.1726.53.a
  • Object Type: Image

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