Edward and Orra Hitchcock:
Religion, Science, and Art in Conway and Amherst
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:30
Presentation by Sarah Doyle of the new Impressions from a Lost World website www.dinotracksdiscovery.org from Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. Edward and Orra Hitchcock spent the first four years of their marriage in Conway, where Edward was pastor of the Congregational Church and Orra fulfilled the role of minister's wife. While there, they gathered more specimens for their herbarium and Orra produced Fungi Selecti Picti, a lovely little book of her watercolors of local mushrooms. In 1825, they moved to Amherst for Edward to become a professor at Amherst College, and Orra's work in scientific illustration turned from botany to geology.
Leather pocket diary and calendar, 4 1/2" x 3 1/2", used by Henry Wilder in 1864 when he was stationed with Company E, 1st Massachusetts Cavalry of the Union Army. Entries by date with account lists at end.…
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