Elizabeth Findley Shores

He was an odd duck all right, but this book, with its many, many lists of the specimens, including their Latin names, Harper saw on his many, many outings, will be of interest mainly to botanists.

The author, Elizabeth Findley Shores, was mostly raised in Birmingham, but has fond memories of the family place at 329 University Boulevard in Tuscaloosa, where her mother, Anne, and her uncle Lyman had been children and where the Findleys rented a spare room to an eccentric botanist, Dr. Roland Harper.