Priscilla and the natural world

The following authors have written about Priscilla and her contribution to a greater understanding  of the natural world.

Desmond, Ray. ‘Wakefield, Priscilla (nee Bell) (1751-1832)’, Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists Including Plant Collectors, Flower Painters and Garden Designers, p. 709. [1994]

Fara, Patricia. Pandora’s Breeches: Women, Science and Power in the Enlightenment, London: Pimlico, 2004.

George, Sam. ‘From Modest Shoot to Forward Plant: Botany and the Cultivation of the Female Mind in Eighteenth-Century Literature’. Ph.D. diss., University of York, 2005.

Leach, Camilla. ‘Religion and Rationality: Quaker Women and Science Education 1790-1850’,  History of Education: Journal of the History Of Education Society, Vol 35, 1, 2006, 69-90.

Manguel, Alberto., ed. By the Light of the Glow-Worm Lamp: Three Centuries of Reflections on Nature. New York: Plenum Trade, 1998.

Nickels Shirk, Henrietta. ‘Contributions to Botany, the Female Science, by Two Eighteenth-Century Women Technical Communications’, Technical Communication Quarterly, Vol. 6, 3, 1997, 293-312.

Shteir, Ann B. Cultivating Women, Cultivating Science: Flora’s Daughters and Botany in England, 1760-1860. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1996.

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