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Collecting ladies : Ferdinand von Mueller and women botanical artists

Author: Penny Olsen; National Library of Australia.
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : NLA Pub., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Around 1870 Ferdinand von Mueller, the greatest Australian botanist of the nineteenth century, began to advertise in several newspapers across Australia for lady plant collectors.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Pictorial works
Named Person: Ferdinand von Mueller; Ferdinand von Mueller
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Olsen; National Library of Australia.
ISBN: 9780642277534 0642277532
OCLC Number: 832141576
Description: x, 237 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Mueller's milieu: muses, minions and missed matrimony --
'Art combined with Literature': Louisa Anne Meredith (1812-1895) --
'Beloved bride': Euphemia Henderson (1820-1907) --
'Nature amuses the mind': Fanny Anne Charsley (1828-1915) --
'The genial floral artist': Anna Frances Walker (1830-1913) --
'Two daughters very clever': Harriet Scott (1830-1907) and Helena Scott (1832-1910) --
'An excellent creature': Louisa Atkinson (1834-1872) --
'Drawn with loving hands': Fanny De Mole (1835-1866) --
'Compliments to your generous Lady': Margaret Forrest (1844-1929) --
'Like a charming spoiled child': Ellis Rowan (1848-1922) --
'More or less ladies': Rosa Fiveash (1854-1938) --
'A drawing room treasure': Gertrude Lovegrove (1859-1961) --
'An enumeration of all fungs': Flora Martin (1845-1923) and Marie Wehl (1862-1960) --
Biographical details of Ferdinand von Mueller and 'his' lady collectors.
Responsibility: Penny Olsen.

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Around 1870 Ferdinand von Mueller, the greatest Australian botanist of the nineteenth century, began to advertise in several newspapers across Australia for lady plant collectors.

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