On her death Lady Law-Smith bequeathed to the Australian Garden History Society the publication rights to the book, ‘Kindred Spirits: A Botanical Correspondence¹. This tells the life stories of Joan Law-Smith and the fine botanist and naturalist, Jean Galbraith, and their friendship and working relationship through botany lessons given to Joan by Jean.

Researched and written by Anne Latreille, it was published by the Society in 1999. It followed that money from sales of the book provided funds to the AGHS. As a tribute to Lady Law-Smith the money was placed in a special fund named the Kindred Spirits Fund.

The fund¹s purpose is to support the AGHS in carrying out its mission and objectives to foster the scholarly, scientific, literary and artistic aspects of the Society and for the advancement of education and other purposes beneficial to the community through the AGHS. In recent years this Fund has been further strengthened by further generous donations from our members.

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