WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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In order to support these ambitions, she detailed the need for a Skinner water sprin- kling system, lime to enrich the soil, fencing for the genetics garden, regular plowing of the land, and a toolhouse. Her letter concluded rather audaciously: "You understand that the Botany Department has no funds with which to begin this initial work, but it dares to hope that you will be able to secure a special appro- priation for this purpose." Ferguson must have been persuasive, indeed, for by return mail she received a $10,000 appropriation! 86 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 C O U R T E S Y O F W E L L E S L E Y C O L L E G E A R C H I V E S The Coveted "North 40"

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