Edna H. Fawcett

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Edna H. Fawcett
Picture of Fawcett during her time in Department of Agriculture. Exact date unknown.
Born 1879
Died 1960
Institutions New York Botanical Garden,
United States Department of Agriculture
Alma mater Smith College,
Barnard College
Known for Stabilization of Boric Acid Buffers By Aeration
The Problem of Dilution in Colorimetric H-Ion Measurements

Edna Hague Fawcett (1879 – 1960) was an American botanist and specialist on plant health problems.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Fawcett earned a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1901.[3] Around this same time, Fawcett held a temporary position as an assistant at a public school in Springfield, Massachusetts.[4] She continued her studies at Barnard College before taking a position at the New York Botanical Garden. She joined the research staff of the Bureau of Plant Industry at the United States Department of Agriculture in 1906. Working her way up from a technician position, Fawcett eventually became an assistant pathologist in 1930.

Among her most notable written studies are Stabilization of Boric Acid Buffers By Aeration and The Problem of Dilution in Colorimetric H-Ion Measurements, which were both written in conjunction with S. F. Acree.[5][6]


  1. ^ Kelly, Mary Greiner (June 1, 1934). Women Scientists Hold High Rank in Developing Plant Disease Cures. Washington Post
  2. ^ find a grave.com
  3. ^ Leonard, John William (1914). Woman's Who's who of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada. American Commonwealth Co.
  4. ^ "The Smith College Monthly". 9. 1901. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Fawcett, Edna H. "Stabilization of boric acid buffers by aeration". Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Fawcett, Edna H. "The Problem of Dilution in Colormetric H-Ion Measurements" (PDF). Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

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