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AmericanBorn Sara Allen PLUMMER

American botanist

Born on September 03, 1836 in New Gloucester, Maine, USA , United States

Died on January 01, 1923 in Stockton, California, USA

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She was born in New Gloucester, Maine on September 3, 1836. She was educated in Massachusetts at the Female College of Worcester. Plummer then moved to New York City, teaching art there for some years, and studying at Cooper Union. She also served as a nurse for a year or two during the Civil War.

Falling ill in 1868–69, she moved to California in 1869 for her health. Newspapers of the day described Plummer as "one of the first 'intellectuals'" to move to Santa Barbara, Indeed, in 1871 she established a lending library that became an important cultural center for Santa Barbara.


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