Herbert Williamson may also have inspired Edith's interest in geography and and flora. It could explain why Edith owned an Introductory Text-book Physical Geography, by David Page, published by William Blackwood and Sons, eleventh edition, 1883. Edith signed the preface page "Edith F. Peard Greta 8-7-84".
|Blackwoods Class Books in Natural Science with the price of two shillings and sixpence embossed on the cover.|
|Edith seems to have acquired her copy for two shillings and fourpence.|
|Edith signed at dated her book at Greta on 8 July 1884.|
In later years Edith may have been following the teaching of her botanically inclined teacher when she wrote out instructions for transplanting Erica, giving the Latin botanical name.