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Biographical entry Spencer, Jessie (1859 - 1936)

Born
1859
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Died
1936
Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Botanical collector

Summary

Jessie Spencer lived in many districts of New South Wales and Queensland as a child and after her marriage to Charles George Spencer (1846 - 1910), a drover and station manager. Plant specimens collected by Jessie were sent to Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Melbourne probably through the agency of Adolph Wuerfel who collected for Mueller. Over 250 of Spencer's specimens are in the National Herbarium of Victoria.

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See also

  • Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison, 'Ferdinand Mueller's Female Plant Collectors: a Biographical Register', Muelleria, 32 (2014), 92-172. Details

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