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Mary Gibson Henry in northeastern BC, 1930s. (from http://learning.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/pathways/journey-to-a-tropical-valley/ )

Mary Gibson Henry




[Tropical Valley expedition] (1931)


Botanist and plantswoman

Biographical Notes:

Mary Gibson Henry (1884-1967) was a Philadelphia botanist and plant collector who was interested in the legendary "Tropical Valley" of northern British Columbia, where the warmth of hot springs supposedly fostered vegetation not otherwise found in the region. She made four expeditions through northeastern British Columbia in the period 1931-1935. (BC Archives)

Bibliographic Resources:

"Mary Gibson Henry's Journey to a Tropical Valley," Learning Portal, Royal BC Museum: http://learning.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/pathways/journey-to-a-tropical-valley/