Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Goolwa, South Australia, on 5 June 1862, died in Port Elliot, South Australia, on 16 March 1899.
Initially recruited by Mueller to collect marine algae in the Encounter Bay area of South Australia in 1893, she sent large numbers of both algae and terrestrial vascular plants to him, and algae to Agardh and other overseas phycologists. On her death, about 2000 of her specimens were deposited in the South Australian Museum, and these are (since 1957) in AD. Extensive collections are also in MEL, with others in BM, HBG, K and L.
Source: Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic
Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed.,
ABRS. [consult for source references]
Portrait Photo: Library, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
See also: Kraehenbuehl, D.L. (1981) 'Jessie Louisa Hussey' in People and Plants in Australia ed. Carr, D.J., p.338-398
Note: this seems far fewer records than the 2,000 mentioned in Orchard (1999) above.