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Miss M. F. Rich

Naturevolume 143page845 (1939) | Download Citation



BY the death on April 20 at Ruislip, Middlesex, of Mary Florence Rich, botanical science has lost an active and enthusiastic contributor to our knowledge of freshwater algae. Born at Weston-super-Mare in 1865 and educated at Aske's School, Hatcham, Miss Rich studied at Somerville College, Oxford, where she held a Clothworkers' scholarship. Taking up the teaching profession she held for some years a post at Roedean and then established a girls' school (Granville. School) at Leicester, which acquired a considerable reputation and which she continued to direct until 1923.


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