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Last NameStones    
Given NameElsie Margaret °    
alt. NamesE. M. S. ; Margaret ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1920 in Colac, Victoria, Australia    
Year died    
Place of death    
Father's occupationfarmer Frederick Stones (1xxx-1xxx)    
RelativesAgnes (1xxx-1xxx) (mother) ;    
Education1936-38 industrial art Swinburne Technical College, Victoria; 1940-41: night classes at Nat.Gallery of Victoria; botany Univ. Melbourne    
Country of ActivityEngland, UK    
Worked forF. C. Stern: Snowdrops & Snowflakes (1956) ; E. H. Cox et al: Modern Rhododendrons (London 1956) ; W. T. Turrill, E. Mannering, M. Stones & W. Curtis: Endemic Flora of Tasmania (1967) ; Endemic Flora of Tasmania (1978) ; John McDonnell; Stones: Flora of Louisiana (1991) ;    
PatronageRoyal Horticultural Society, London (1986 Veitch Gold Medal); British Museum; Smithsonian; Louisiana State Museum & Univ.; Garden Club of America; ...    
CollaboratorsAustralian botanist & author Winifred Mary Curtis (1905-2005) on The Endemic Flora of Tasmania (6 volumes, 1967-78) ; Curtis Botanical Magazin 1958-83 ;    
Techniquesbotanical watercolour, painting, and pen-and-ink drawing ; designs for greeting cards    
Sample(s)www.utas.edu.au/library/exhibitions/winifred_curtis/retirement_research1960s-1990s.html ; www.mossgreen.com.au/m/lot-details/index/catalog/165/lot/68    
Archival sourcesPapers at National Library of Australia ; www.eoas.info/biogs/P004310b.htm & interview from 2008 at www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s2419936.htm ;    
Published sourcesLawrence 1964: 74 ; Lawrence 1968: 230-1 ; Saunders 1995: 100 & 108 ; Irena Zdanowicz: Beauty in Truth (1996) ; Elaine B. Smyth: Stones & Flora of Louisiana, H. Morgan: Australian Women's Register 2002 ; Daniels 1974: 58f. ;http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P004310b.htm ;    
otherActive in England 1952-8; in Australia (1921- and 1961-68), too, nursing at Epworth Hopital Richmond, Melbourne. www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/edinburgh/inverleith-house/archive-exhibitions/inverleith-house-archive-main-programme/1991/margaret-stones-the-flora-of-louisiana; in 1989 she got an honorary D.Sc. from the Univ. of Melbourne. See also: http://fmhibd.library.cmu.edu/HIBD-DB/ArtCat/recordlist.php?-skip=15250&-max=25 .    
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