Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Tasmania in 1830, died in Tasmania on 26 April 1897.
Born in Tas., one of at least twelve children, to settlers James Cox (c.1790–1866) and Eliza née Eddington (1809–1865).
Eliza was a wildflower and landscape artist in watercolours.
She collected two MEL specimens (algae) in Tas., 1864. There are also Eliza Cox (as 'Miss Cox') specimens at BM, BR, CGE and K ('Miss Cox', 1864, 63 specimens).
In 1877, she married the Rev. John Cowpland Dixon (1816–1885), curate at Windermere. They did not have any children.
After living in England, 1883-1885, Eliza returned to Tas. She died in 1897 aged 67.
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]
Portrait Photo: as Mrs Dixon, from above, from Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.