Biographical entry Spencer, Jessie (1859 - 1936)
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
- Botanical collector
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.
- Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison, 'Ferdinand Mueller's Female Plant Collectors: a Biographical Register', Muelleria, 32 (2014), 92-172. Details
Created: 19 February 2019