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Collection Title: Bass (Freddie Lynn) Collection

Collection Number: M190

Dates: 1980

Volume: 1 volume (49 leaves)

Provenance: Given to the University of Southern Mississippi in July 1981 by the author and illustrator, Freddie Lynn Bass.

Copyright: Copyright for this item, in so far as she may possess it, has been dedicated to the University of Southern Mississippi by the author and illustrator, Freddie Lynn Bass.

Biographical/Historical Sketch:

Freddie Lynn Bass was born on September 29, 1949, in Pasadena, Texas. She attended the public schools there until the family moved to Prentiss, Mississippi, when she was in her teens. She graduated from Prentiss High School with honors and attended Pearl River Junior College where she also graduated with honors in drafting. Since then she has been employed by the Mississippi Highway Department as a draftsman. In addition to her interests in herbs and drawing, she has a wide range of other interests such as archaeology, botany, and Arthurian history. She is presently working on an illustrated children's book on mythological creatures.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of the original black ink drawings and text of a booklet entitled "Common Herbs in Colonial Gardens," which was prepared and published by the Ensign John Sheldon Chapter of the Colonial Dames as a chapter project. Freddie Lynn Bass researched and wrote the text in addition to drawing the illustrations. The booklet contains information about the history and usage of forty herbs during and prior to the American Colonial period. In addition, twelve recipes using these herbs are included.


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