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HERRICK, Sophie McIlvaine Bledsoe, editor, born in Gambler, Ohio, 26 March, 1837. She is the daughter of Dr. Albert T. Bledsoe, and in 1860 married James Burton Herrick. Her education was received first at home under the direction of her father, and then at the Cooper female institute in Dayton, Ohio. From 1868 till 1872 she was principal of a school in Baltimore. In 1874 she became associated with her father in the editorial management of the "Southern Review," becoming editor-in-chief in 1877. A year later she joined the editorial staff of "Scribner's Monthly" (now the " Century"). Mrs. Herrick is known as a skilful microscopist, and has described her investigations in numerous articles, illustrated by herself. She has published "The Wonders of Plant Life" (New York. 1883) and "Chapters in Plant Life" (1885).
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