Schubert, Bernice G.

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Biographical History

Bernice Schubert (1913-2000) was an American botanist who was born on October 6, 1913, in Boston. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts 1935, and her Master's and Ph.D. from Radcliffe College. Schubert worked as a research assistant in systematic botany at Harvard's Gray Herbarium and assisted with the publication of M.L. Fernald's Gray's Manual of Botany (8th edition) and Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America. Schubert worked at the Jardin Botanique de l'Etat in Brussels from 1951 to 1952, and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1952 to 1961, followed by Harvard University until her retirement. Schubert published over 100 scientific papers, was the first secretary of the Women's Organization at Harvard, and was a founding member of the International Association of Plant Taxonomists. She died on August 14, 2000.


Library of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University. Finding Aid for the Bernice G. Schubert (1913-2000) papers. Retrieved from:

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  • United States Dept. of Agriculture: She worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1952 to 1961.
  • Harvard University. Gray Herbarium: She worked for Harvard University's Gray Herbarium.

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