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Brandegee, Mary Katharine Layne Curranlocked

(28 October 1844–03 April 1920)
  • Nancy G. Slack


Brandegee, Mary Katharine Layne Curran (28 October 1844–03 April 1920), botanist, was born in the wilds of western Tennessee, the daughter of Marshall Bolling Layne, a schoolteacher, and Mary Morris, a weaver. Mary Katharine Layne, known as “Kate,” lived as a child in Tennessee, Missouri, Utah, Nevada, and in California at the time of the gold rush. In her own words, “My father, an impractical genius, afflicted with ...

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