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Last NameSmith    
Given NameMatilda °    
alt. NamesM. S. ; Martha ;    
Marriageunmarried    
Children    
Year born1854 in Bombay, India    
Year died1926    
Place of deathKew, Surrey    
Father's occupation    
Relativessecond cousin: botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker; cousin: Lady Harriet A. Thiselton-Dyer bot artist    
Educationtrained by Joseph D. Hooker at Kew & botanical draughtsman    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forJ. D. Hooker: Flora New Zealand (1864/7) & Icon Plant ; T. F. Cheeseman: New Zealand Flora (1914) ; William Botting Hemsley & Francis B. Forbes: Enum Plants China (1887) ; Watt: Wild Cultiv Cotton (1907) ; Alfred Cooper Fryer (1826-1912) ; Arthur Bennett (1844-1xxx) ; J. G. Baker ; Balfour: Socotra ; Collett Simlensis ; Johnston ; William T. Thiselton-Dyer (ed.): Hooker's Icon 6(4): 1899 ;    
PatronageCurtis's Botanical Magazine (40 years) ; Royal Botanic Gardens Kew & Bulletin; Associate of Linnean Society 1921 ; Transactions also Royal Society ;    
CollaboratorsHarriet Ann Hooker ; Lilian Snelling ; artist and lithographer John Nugent Fitch ; successor to Walter Fitch & Harriet Thiselton-Dyer ;    
Techniquesbotanical drawing, watercolor painting, miniature, and lithography    
Sample(s)http://eol.org/pages/30143/overview ; http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amorphophallus_titanum_%28Matilda_Smith%29.jpg?uselang=es ;    
Archival sourcesKew Library & Archives ; http://www.kew.org/heritage/people/smith_matilda.html ;    
Published sourcesAKL ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966 ; Sawyer 1971: 184 ; Daniels 1974: 54f. ; Jack Kramer: Women of Flowers 1996: 164-7 ;    
otherIndia. London. 1st female botanical artist in the British Civil Service 1878-1923; Curtis's sole official artist 1898 http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-SamEarl-t1-body1-d14-d4.html ; http://talk.sciencegossip.org/#/subjects/ASC0002wwt and http://fmhibd.library.cmu.edu/HIBD-DB/ArtCat/recordlist.php?-skip=14150&-max=25 .    
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