Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Kensington, England, c.1811; died in Melbourne 12 June 1896
Born in, England, to a Mr Wilkinson and Dinah nee Weeks. Charlotte married John Augustus Manton (c.1790-1852), a merchant, in London c.1831. They had eight children. The Mantons migrated to Victoria in c.1840 where Charlotte's husband established a successful business in Melbourne. In the 1870s, Charlotte took up land near Mirboo in East Gippsland, and lived at the residence 'Brooklands', Boolarra.
She collected (numbered) MEL specimens (including cryptogams) at Tarwin, Mirboo, 1882, and Snowy Creek, 1889.
Her granddaughter EVA FRANCES LAMONT also collected MEL specimens.
In 1896, Charlotte died in Melbourne aged 85.
One letter from Charlotte to Mueller survives.
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]