Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Truro, SA, 4 August 1862, died in Adelaide, SA, 29 June 1907.
Born in Truro, SA, one of two children, to settlers John Davey (c.1869-1933) and Martha Eleanor nee Speed. The family took up the farming property 'Waltham', near Honiton, Yorke Peninsula in 1871.
Nellie was recruited as a MEL collector by JESSIE HUSSEY. She collected MEL (numbered) specimens (algae) at Encounter Bay, 1896; and Cape Spencer, 'Kemp Bay, Investigator Strait' and Spencer Gulf, n.d.
She died in 1907 in Adelaide at the age of 45, unmarried.
In 1908, her father donated 'a set of seaweed specimens' to the University of Adelaide herbarium. There are also Eleanor Davey (as 'Miss E.A. Davey') specimens at HBG.
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]