Image: Early sketch by Alexander Walker Scott

Early sketch by Alexander Walker Scott

AMS563/13, referenced to notebook entry: "Nos.60,61,Moths male and female; No.62 Moth very common, a light color,wing delicate. Caught in Sydney 22 April 1839" signed A W Scott, Fanny Scott and Mary Scott [Ref. notebook AMS564/1/32]

Alexander Walker Scott
© Australian Museum Archives


Alexander Walker Scott made an extensive entomological collection, and recorded his observations of individual specimens by making hand coloured drawings, which were referenced to a series of detailed notebooks. In the early days Scott's stepdaughters Fanny and Mary assisted him in this project, and later his own daughters Helena and Harriet were to continue this work.

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