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Margaret Mee
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Born in Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Born on 22nd of May 1909
Died on 30th of November 1988

Margaret Mee trained and worked as an artist and draftswoman, and became a committed and vocal trade unionist, and communist (partly in reaction to events she witnessed in pre-war Berlin). In 1952 she moved to Brazil with her second husband to teach there, and in 1956 made her first expedition to the Amazon rainforest. Her botanical illustrations of Amazon species (most of her output now at Kew) recorded many plants then unknown to the West, some of them since that time having become extinct. She was a passionate campaigner against the destruction of Brazil’s rainforest habitat.

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