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The life and artistic works of Orra White Hitchcock (1796 – 1863) are remembered in this catalog for an exhibition at Amherst College, celebrating this talented New England woman. A child prodigy, the artist revealed her interests in both science and art early in life, teaching both subjects at Deerfield Academy by age 17. She adventured further into the scientific world after her marriage to Edward Hitchcock (1793 – 1864), producing a broad range of art work illustrating the natural world, including a number of publications written by her husband.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden