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Professor Herbert Beery (1892 - 1970) is a minor character in the Epithalamium series by Squibstress.

Biography

Herbert Beery was born in 1892 to a Half-blood witch and her Muggle husband.

He attended Hogwarts from 1903 to 1910 and was a member of Ravenclaw House, achieving "Outstanding" N.E.W.T.s in Potions and Herbology.

In 1922, Headmaster Armando Dippett hired Beery to replace him as Herbology master at Hogwarts. He taught for 41 years, replacing Galatea Merrythought as Head of Ravenclaw when she retired in 1945.

Whomping Willow

During a trip to Persia in the summer of 1955, he was given several rare Whomping Willow seeds, one of which he planted at Hogwarts to see if it would grow in such a cool climate. The tree lived on Hogwarts grounds for several years until a 1964 fire destroyed it. Fortunately, Beery had kept the remaining seeds, and he provided one to his successor, Pomona Sprout, and advised her on its care. This Willow would later be moved to guard the entrance to the secret passage to the Shrieking Shack.

Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts

Beery had long been a theatre enthusiast and directed several amateur theatricals during his time at Hogwarts. In 1963, he was looking forward to retirement when a friend invited him to join the staff of the newly established Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he taught until his death from pneumonia in 1970.

Epithalamium series

Novels Epithalamium · Come Autumn, Sae Pensive (1967)
Novellas Till A' the Seas Gang Dry · Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
Stories "Bonnie Wee Thing" · "Winterreise (1976)" · "Familiar Rituals (1977)" · "Mammals of the Order Chiroptera (August 1995)" · "Ca' the Yowes (1996)" · "After the Fall (June 1997)"
Characters Minerva McGonagall · Albus Dumbledore · Severus Snape · Thorfinn McGonagall · Amelia Bones · Poppy Pomfrey · Alastor Moody

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