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Biographical entry Scott, Harriet (1830 - 1907)

Born
1830
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
16 August 1907
Granville, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist and Artist

Summary

Harriet Scott was educated by her father, A.W. Scott, and acquired a considerable knowledge of Australian plants, animals and insects. Her paintings earned high praise from the Entomological Society and she was elected, like her sister Helena, as an honorary member.

Archival resources

Australian Museum

  • Papers of Harriet and Helena Scott., 1850 - 1890, Series 192; Australian Museum. Details
  • Papers of Harriet and Helena Scott., Series 193; Australian Museum. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Edward Pearson Ramsay - Records, 1860 - 1912, ML MSS 563; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Linnean Society of New South Wales - Records, 1880s - 1920s, Pic Acc 2026; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Scott Family - Records, 1777 - 1925, ML MSS 38; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Norton, Leonie, Women of Flowers: Botanical Art in Australia from the 1830s to the 1960s, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2009, 126 pp. Details
  • Olsen, Penny, Collecting Ladies: Ferdinand von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2012, 248 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Ord, Marion, 'The Scott Sisters: Art Treasures of the 19th Century Revealed', Australian Natural History, vol. 22, 1987, pp. 194-198. Details

Reviews

  • Cohn, Helen M., review of Women of Flowers: Botanical Art in Australia from the 1830s to the 1960s, Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 21, 2010, pp. 292-4. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.