Mary Vaux Walcott

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


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.


  • 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


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,


Fall 2000


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


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

Physical description

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

Full Record

View Full Record