New Canadian Encyclopedia article: Anne Elizabeth Haviland

The Lady Slipper, which became the official flower of the province of Prince Edward Island in 1947

The Lady Slipper, which became the official flower of the province of Prince Edward Island in 1947

My latest article in the Canadian Encyclopedia discusses Anne Elizabeth (Grubbe) Haviland (1818-1902) who assembled Prince Edward Island’s earliest known collection of botanical specimens. Her collection is now part of the herbarium at Kew Botanical Gardens, London. Haviland was also one of the most prominent women in nineteenth century Prince Edward Island society. Her husband Thomas Heath Haviland (the subject of one of my previous Canadian Encyclopedia articles) was one of the Fathers of Canadian Confederation and he became the province’s Lieutenant Governor in 1879.

Click here to read my article on Anne Elizabeth Haviland in the Canadian Encyclopedia

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