Mrs. Elizabeth C. Ware

“The new undertaking was of course very costly, but this consideration did not deter Mrs. Elizabeth C. Ware and her daughter Miss Mary L. Ware, of Boston, from authorizing extended contracts with the artists for their entire output of flower-models. The subjects for study were carefully selected with reference to a complete representation of the chief types of structure in the vegetable kingdom, and these subjects were confined, where practicable, to the species found in North, South, and Central America. Up to 1888, the generous patrons of the enterprise had not permitted their names to be known in connection with it, but it was now seen that the magnitude and beauty of the collection justified its designation as a memorial to the late Dr. Charles Eliot Ware.”

Reference Data:

The American Journal of Science, 1895, page 243

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