Too much has already been said and written about women's sphere. Leave women, then, to find their sphere. - Lucy Stone
Of the “Three Graces,” Charlotte was known as “The Talented Grace” - a positive ascription but an underestimation of her abilities. The quotes on this panel illustrate the recent recognition she has received for her efforts as a scientist of entomology.
IN HER OWN WORDS
Insects Belonging To the Cotton Plant, Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, June, 1860, Vol. XXI, By Charlotte Scarbrough Taylor
Charlotte claims that her interest in entomology was stimulated on a Georgia plantation as she witnessed the boll weevil’s veracious appetite for the cotton plant. Although instructed at the elite Madam Binze’s School for Girls in New York, she became educated as an entomologist through study in the field and by reading scientific literature. In the 1850s, around 19 of her entomology articles were published in various literary magazines which were always accompanied with her careful and precise drawings. She has recently been accredited as being one of the first women entomologists in the world.