DescriptionAccount of the life of Ellen Hutchins, to 1815, botanist.The family lived on Bantry Bay, her father, Thomas, a magistrate, was noted for restoring seized property to a priest. She was brought up by Whitley Stokes in Harcourt Street, Dublin and it was he who advised her to take up natural history. She was acquainted with the Curator of College Botanical Gardens, Mr Mackay, and supplied Mr Dawson Turner with specimens and drawings of 'sea plants' for his 'Historia Fucorum'. Specimens of cryptogamie plants of her discovery are in the British Museum [c1950], and her large collection of plant drawings and notes are now in Kew.

There are 9 folios in total.
AccessBy prior appointment.
Date1815; 1950
Century18th, 19th
Repository NameRepresentative Church Body Library
AddressBraemor Park Churchtown Dublin 14
EircodeD14 N735
Telephone(01) 492-3979
Repository Web Address
CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by staff of the Representative Church Body and we are grateful for their assistance. Where no or partial lists were available staff of the Women's History Project compiled an outline list. Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually.