Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born: 1830 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Died: 16 August 1907 Granville, New South Wales.
Harriet Scott was educated by her father, A.W. Scott, and acquired a considerable knowledge of Australian plants, animals and insects. Her paintings earned high praise from the Entomological Society and she was elected, like her sister Helena, as an honorary member.Source: www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/biogs/P000139b.htm
Born in Sydney, NSW, 22 March 1830; died at Granville, NSW, 16 August 1907.
The first of two children, to settlers Alexander Walker Scott (1800-1883) and Harriet nee Calcott (1829-1866). The family lived on Ash Island, and Harriet and her sister Helena were educated at home in natural history by their father.
Harriet and her sister (see HELENA SCOTT) collected MEL specimens at Ash Island, 1862, (no date), and south of Newcastle, 1862. Harriet also collected MEL specimens in NSW at Watson Bay, 1881; Port Jackson, 1881, 1896, 1900; and Richmond River, 1889.
collected the type of Dampiera scottiana F.Muell. (1881),
named for her,
and either she or her sister, Helena, collected types of:
Kochia sedifolia F.Muell. (1855),
Cargillia pentamera Woolls & F.Muell. (1864) and
Vincetoxicum elegans Benth. (1868).
In 1882, Harriet married Crosby William Morgan. They did not have any children.
As 'H. Morgan', Harriet collected a MEL specimen at Wagga Wagga, (no date).
Harriet died at Granville in 1907 aged 77.
Harriet and her sister, Helena, were natural history artists.
Examples of Hariet's artwork can be seen here:
Two letters from Harriet to Mueller survive.
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughn, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]