Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Melbourne, 1861; died in Sydney on 24 May 1945.
The eldest of five daughters, to Edward Harrison Lamont (d.1871) and Charlotte Augusta Rose née Manton (1842-1901).
Eva collected MEL specimens (including fungi) in Qld (as 'Miss Lamont') at Springsure and 'Coorabelle' i.e. 'Corrabelle Station', 1885-1886; Herbert River, 1888-1889; Johnstone River, 1888-1889; Mount Maud, Port Douglas and Trinity Bay, 1888; and at the source of the Burdekin River and Herberton, 1889.
In 1889, Eva married William David Bowkett (d.1903), a physician in Herberton, and they had one child.
Eva collected MEL specimens (as 'Mrs Bowkett') at Hodgkinson River and Walsh River, 1889, and Herbert River, 1890.
She collected the type of Colus muelleri E.Fisch. (1890).
Eduard Fischer identified Eva's fungal specimens for Mueller.
Eva's grandmother, CHARLOTTE MANTON, also collected MEL specimens.
In 1954, Eva died in Sydney aged 84.
Two of her letters to Mueller survive (one written as Miss Lamont, and one as Mrs Bowkett).
Mueller gave her a copy of his Select extra-tropical plants (1888).
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]