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Explorer and Botanist: Mary Sophie Young

Explorer and Botanist: Mary Sophie Young

This article first appeared on January 2, 2017 in the Department of Integrative Biology History Project. In 1912, Mary Sophie Young became the first official curator of the relatively new herbarium at UT, when the university was only 29 years old. In the short amount of time Young worked at UT before succumbing to cancer in 1919, she increased the ...