Name: Edith Bennett “Benny” Foster
Occupation: Collector (mostly…)
-Born in 1873 in New York City
-Her father worked as a botanical researcher for Columbia University and would often travel on expeditions
-At thirteen she and her mother accompanied her father on a trip but she fell ill and the trip was cut short.
-Edith was able to recover but her father fell ill while caring for her and passed away.
-She and her mother moved to Saint Denis.
-She kept in contact with her father’s colleagues and now works collecting artifacts and specimens for the university and private collectors
-However, there’s plenty of time and distance between discoveries and she’s happy to fill it with a variety of trouble