Florence Stowham Brewster MackinnonRace:
Florence is the daughter of Ernest Brewster MacKinnon the famous Scottish ornithologist who travelled to Morten's Island in 1913 to study the Morten Albatros. His paper, presented to the Royal Geographical Society in 1919 is world renowned as the
classic study in field science. His daughter was brought up among books, lithographs, taxidermists mounts and her father's wonderful articulated bird wing models which he built in card. There was no question that Florence would follow in her father's footsteps and while he made feathered flight his speciality, Florence has raised more than a few eyebrows at the RGS by taking her specialised field of study as sexual reproduction habits of the Outouwala rhesus monkey of Borneo.
Florence is an excellent horsewoman and rides her Triumph motorcycle as well as being a dab-hand on her fathers estate with a shotgun. She also paints and draws tolerably well. During her travels with her father and subsequently on her own initiative Florence has learned several languages and made it a sub-specialist field of hers to study the nuances and structures of south east Asian languages and dialects.Reason for being on the expedition:
Her father Ernest is a close friend of Mr. Muir senior and it was Muir who invited Florence to join his son, as a favour to his friend.Supplies that they may be taking besides preset group supplies mentioned above:
The general equipment of a scientist who studies animal behaviours - camera, sketchpad, binoculars, watercolours, pen and ink, folding metal cages, cloth hide, dissecting instruments, chloroform, formaldehyde preservative in a metal drum, glass preservation jars, etc.
A pair of gilt engraved Callaghan and Webster shooting guns of 16 gauge, plus ammunition.
Of the three images the b/w one is an actual portrait, while the two colour slides suggest clothing styles although she does wear long skirts at times or to relax in the evenings.