And how science ignored them. I have one example, Beatrix potter, best known for her writing, but could have become a scientist. Beatrix was taught at at home by a governess, while her brother Bertram was sent to boarding school, she had a love of drawing plants, animals, and more. In 1896 her uncle sir Henry Rosco took Beatrix with her drawings, to meet the director of the Royal Botanical Gardens and other botanists, they looked at her drawings but would not discuss them with her. After this disappointment, Beatrix wrote a paper about, spores of molds, which was read at the Linnaen Society of London, Beatrix could not read the paper her self as women were not allowed in these meetings. Betrix studied mycology, entomology, botany, geology may be others.