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Mary Sophia Bentham was the daughter of the distinguished chemist George Fordyce (1736–1802) and had been her father's assistant in his experiments: the technical expertise she displays in this work is most impressive. It seems clear that Samuel discussed all that he did with her.
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For example, the career of George Bentham, writer on botany and president of the LInnean Society from 1861 to 1874, "seems to have been largely due to his mother," Lady Mary Bentham (c. 1765–1858), who had a herbarium and was said to have been a very good botanist.
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