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North, Marianne (1830-1890) Traveller Painter and Naturalist

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Surname: North
Forenames: Marianne
Gender: Female
Date: 1830-1890
History: Marianne North was born in Hastings in 1830, the daughter of Frederick North MP. At an early age she revealed a talent for drawing and after the death of her father in 1869, devoted the remainder of her life to flower painting. She travelled widely including Japan, Australia, Chile and the Seychelles in order to paint flowers in their natural habitats. In 1880 she donated her paintings to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where they are displayed in the Marianne North Gallery. Miss North died on 30 August 1890.
Biography: ODNB link for North, Marianne (1830-1890) Traveller Painter and Naturalist
References: RBG Kew publications; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P276040 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P160966 )
Online related resources Artists' Paper Register link for Marianne North Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Marianne North
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1875-c.1979: Papers of Marianne North, Botanic Artist
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
2
corresp and papers
McGill University Archives
See Union list of MSS in Canadian repositories 1975
3
drawings
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
See Bridson, Natural history MS resources 1980
4
1878: letters to Dr Burnell
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
5
1871-84: letters (41) to Amelia Edwards, travel diary
Oxford University: Somerville College
NRA 9474 Edwards
6
1875-84: letters (13) to Shaen family
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
See Accessions to repositories 1989
7
c1870-1879: letter to her maid Annie, whilst in Tenerife
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
See Annual Return 2011
8
c1881-1889: letter from North, "Pop" to "Janet", Marianne's half sister who on marriage became Janet Kay-Shuttleworth, rel to Alfred R Wallace
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives

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