Marilyn Bowman’s ancestors in the new world date back nine generations to the 1709 arrival of Swiss Anabaptist heretic refugees in Pennsylvania, then to Canada. Born in the Peace River country at McLennan, Alberta in 1940, Prof. Bowman was educated at the University of Alberta and at McGill, where she earned a PhD for studies of the cognitive effects of chronic marijuana use. While teaching at Queens University she was recruited to Simon Fraser University to create a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology, arriving in 1976. She retired as Professor Emerita in 2005. Bowman spent more than a decade writing the Legge biography after becoming interested in the life of this prize-winning Latin scholar and his life in Hong Kong in its earliest, tumultuous, colonial period.