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Biographical entry Scott, Helena (1832 - 1910)

Born
11 April 1832
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
24 November 1910
Harris Park, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist and Artist
Alternative Names
  • Forde, Helena

Summary

Helena Scott, having an education from her father, A.W. Scott, similar to her sister Harriet, was also a fine illustrator. In 1864 she married E. Forde and accompanied him on a survey of the Darling River between Wentworth and Bourke and made a collection of fodder grasses and other flora.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Australian Museum

  • Helena Scott - Records, 1862, Series 151; Australian Museum. Details
  • 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
  • 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.