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Scott, Helena (1832 - 1910)

Born
11 April 1832
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
24 November 1910
Occupation
Artist and Naturalist

Summary

Along with her sister Harriet (q.v.), Helena was educated by her father Alexander Walker Scott, an entomologist and entrepreneur. After the publication of Australian Lepidoptera, the sisters were elected honorary members of the Australian Entomological Society.

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Scott, Helena (1832-1911)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060509b.htm; Where are the Women in Australian science?, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 22 August 2003, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/wisa/wisa.html; Gray, Nancy, 'Scott, Alexander Walker', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060106b.htm.

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Archival resources

Australian Museum

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

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

  • Edward Pearson Ramsay - Records, 1850 - 1907, ML MSS 38; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Papers of the Scott Family, 1880 - 1893, MLMSS 5076; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Anne Heywood

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