Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Melbourne, 1862; died in Melbourne, 15 December 1944.
One of at least eight children, to a merchant, William Hutchinson Gresham (1824-1875), and Jane Dickson Maxwell née Ingles (1830-1875). Charlotte trained as an artist at the National Gallery of Victoria. After her father's sudden death in 1875, a relief fund bought the destitute family a house. About 1880, Charlotte and her sister Jessie Adams Gresham (c.1868-1902) moved to Albany, WA, where they set up a boarding school (Plantagenet College) for young ladies with delicate constitutions. It closed by 1882. In 1883, Charlotte married Campbell Taylor (1842-1900), of 'Lynburn' and 'Thomas River' stations. They did not have any children.
Charlotte collected MEL specimens near Thomas River, 1887.
Her husband, and sister-in-law CATHERINE (KATE) LOUISA TAYLOR, also collected MEL specimens.
After her husband's death in 1900, Charlotte established herself as an art teacher in Perth, but went to Paris in 1906 to study at Julien's studio.
She died at the Burwood Private Hospital in Melbourne in 1944 aged 84.
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]