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In the spring of 1872 they moved to Minnesota. 18 The Minnesota Years 1872–1884 LESS PRIMARY DOCUMENTATION IS AVAILABLE FOR Emily Terry's Minnesota years than for any other period of her life. Her name is virtually nonexistent in Minnesota archival materials. Beyond her recognition as a plant collector by Upham in his Catalogue of the Flora of Minnesota (1884), the only mention we can find of her throughout the nine years of her married life spent in the state is when she is identified as the wife of Cassius Terry in his obituaries.
5 In the fall of that year Terry resigned his pastorate in Plymouth Church—a sorrowful occasion, it is reported—and went to St. Augustine, Florida. There he ministered to a Presbyterian church over the winter. But his health continued to fail. In May 1878 the Terrys returned to Minnesota and took up residence in Minneapolis, where Terry was temporarily in charge of the First Congregational Church during the regular pastor's leave in Europe. Terry then changed his occupation entirely. 6 Of all the places Terry visited in his efforts to halt the deterioration of his lungs, apparently he had found northern Minnesota most helpful.
10 Emily Hitchcock Terry, Botanist and Artist Emily Terry's life in Minnesota was complex and, we suspect, fraught with distraction and frustration, as she coped with those "incessant demands upon my strength" that she spoke of to her former classmates. It was a difficult beginning in 1872: a long train trip west with an infant and an ill husband; adjustment to a new land, a new home, a new church; the death of their son not long after their arrival in St. Paul; the never-ending worry about her husband's health.
A painted herbarium : the life and art of Emily Hitchcock Terry, 1838-1921 by Terry, Emily Hitchcock; Smith, Beatrice S.; Terry, Emily Hitchcock