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Cardamyla carinentalis and other moths in the family Pyralidae

Harriet Scott1850/1870

Australian Museum

Australian Museum

In her private correspondence, Harriet sometimes betrays her frustration. She had, she wrote, ”a great desire to distinguish myself in some way or other and if I were only a man I might do it, but as a woman I can't try, for I hold it wrong for women to hunt after notoriety... clearly I ought to have been Harry Scott instead of Hattie Scott.” From correspondence between Harriet Scott and Edward Ramsay, 1865.

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  • Title: Cardamyla carinentalis and other moths in the family Pyralidae
  • Creator: Harriet Scott
  • Date: 1850/1870
  • Medium: Watercolour painting

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