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                                                                                                               “It’s wonderful! …very evocative and brimming with insights on
                                                                                                                                   DEB OR AH   BOERNER   EIN
                                                                                                               the natural world and the pioneering female naturalist who
                                                                                                                  helped shape how we understand it.”
                                                                                                               —Robin F. Bachin, Ph.D., Charlton W. Tebeau Assoc.
                                                                                                                 Professor of History, University of Miami
                                             NOVEMBER 16, 2022                             VOLUME 15 • ISSUE 40 With  access  to  the  Treat  files  at  the  Vineland  Historical  and   Deborah Boerner Ein
                                                                                                                ovelist Barbara Kingsolver cast a fictionalized Mary Treat as a
                                                                                                              Nmain character in her 2018 bestseller Unsheltered. Since then,
                                                                                                              many have sought to learn more about the 19th century naturalist
                                                                                                              whose studies coincided with those of Charles Darwin.
                                                                                                              Antiquarian Society, biographer Deborah Boerner Ein tells the story
                                                                                                              of Mary Treat, through these original papers:
                                                                                                               •  Letters from her many correspondents—prominent
                                                                                                                botanists, entomologists, and other scientists—including
                                                                                                                six letters from Darwin
                                                                                                               •  Letters from family and friends
                                                                                                               •  Professional and personal documents
                                                                                                               •  Treat’s own published works
                                                                        INSIDE:                               scientist to light in an era when her timeless lessons in nature and life
                                                                                                               Boerner Ein uses all of these resources to bring this little-known
                                                                                                              ring louder and clearer than ever.
                                           • COMMUNITY CALENDAR:                   • COMMUNITY UPDATE:        forgotten when the breadth and depth of her research is outstanding?”
                                                                                                              “Loved reading this well written and researched biography about
                                                                                                              this fantastic scientist. How could Mary Treat have been essentially
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                                                                                                                — Jon K. Gelhaus, Ph.D., Curator of Entomology,
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                                                                                                                   Pajama Drive
                                                                                                                     The teachers and students at D’Ippolito
                                                RIGHT: Tom McFarland, at church                                   Elementary School are holding their sixth
           Upcoming holiday                        with his mother, even while on                                 Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive to
                                                                                                                   benefit children. They are collecting from
                                                    hospice with Angelic Health.
      season is the perfect time                                                                                  students and families, as well as reaching
                                                                                                                  out to the community to get more pajama
           to monitor care for                    ease pass the potatoes. And how   folks to make their wishes known well   donations to help kids in need. Through
                                                                                                                  the promotion of the PJ Drive in this and
                                                                               in advance.
                                                  about hospice?” Certainly, the
                                          “Pmiddle of Thanksgiving din-          “Look, this is not a comfortable dis-  other  papers last year, many anonymous
             those you love.                ner might not be the best timing to talk   cussion, but it’s important and we need   donations from the community were sent,
                                            about end-of-life care, but as extended   to have it. It’s usually not a one and done   which greatly increased the number of
           By Stephanie Farrell             families gather this holiday season, the  discussion,” says Dan Mikus, CEO of   pajamas collected.
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