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Gruchy, Mary J.

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Gruchy, Mary J.

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Mary Gruchy was born in Nova Scotia. She began an association with John Davidson, the British Columbia Provincial Botanist, who started the office in 1912, at night school, and maintained a personal friendship with his family for many years. He hired her as stenographer when he opened the Provincial Botanical Office and Gardens, but she soon became the Herbarium Assistant. The offices were located in downtown Vancouver, then later at the Fairview Campus of the University of British Columbia, while the garden was located at Essondale. Mary Gruchy remained Mr. Davidson's Herbarium Assistant until her retirement in 1957.


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