Mary Vaux Walcott

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Summary

Biographical sketch of Mary Morris Vaux Walcott, third wife of the fourth Smithsonian Secretary, Charles Doolittle Walcott. Covers her role as an explorer of the Canadian Rockies and wild flower artist. Discusses early field work with her father and brothers, and friendship with other women explorers such as Mary Schaffer.

Subject

  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Walcott, Mary Vaux 1860-1940
  • Vaux, George 1832-1915
  • Vaux, William Sansom 1811-1882
  • Schäffer, Mary T. S (Mary Townsend Sharples) b. 1861 Travel
  • Vaux, George ?-1907

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Smithsonian History Bibliography

Contained within

Marrella Vol. 6 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

Fall 2000

Topic

  • Women
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Women paleontologists
  • Wild flowers
  • Scientific Illustrators
  • Plants
  • Explorers, Women
  • Scientific illustration
  • Artists
  • Botany--Wild flowers
  • Women--artists

Place

  • Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.)
  • Canada

Physical description

Number of pages: 4; Page numbers: 6-9

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