Botanist (born 1787)

Josephine Kablick of Bohemia studied under the best botanists of her time. She was an indefatigable explorer, strong and healthy. She was an enthusiastic collector, and many public institutions owe their best samples to her endeavors.

Many other women worked alongside their husbands and brothers illustrating their work with delicate yet thorough and accurate drawings thus contributing silently and beautifully to the advance of the field. The sciences of botany and zoology are, in part, a natural outgrowth of the painting and drawing (and close attention to detail), skills taught to many women. In 1822, New York botanist/geologist Amos Eaton said "I believe more than half the botanists of New England and New York are ladies."

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