Blast From the Past

By Ingrid Birker
Courtesy of Marie Stopes International Australia.

Marie Stopes in her lab, circa 1904. (Photo courtesy of Marie Stopes International Australia)

In 1909—exactly one hundred years ago this year—a 30-year-old rising star in the field of geology named Marie Stopes was brought to the Redpath Museum as an expert to check on the paleobotanical work of the museum’s founder and McGill’s fourth principal, Sir William Dawson.

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