SHAW, Margaret Olive

1904 - 1997

Margaret Olive Shaw was born at Woodbridge, Suffolk on 17 September 1904, only daughter of Herbert Alfred Shaw (6 February 1868-25 June 1942), 2nd master at Seckford Hospital School, and his wife Agnes Margaret née Airy, Agnes Margaret Shaw, who married at St Mary's Church, Woodbridge on 13 April 1899. In 1911, Margaret was a 6-year-old, living at The Mount, Woodbridge with her parents, Herbert 43 and Agnes 36, with sibling brother Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw 8. A painter in oil of figures and portraits and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1926-1930 and exhibited from The Hayes, Woodbridge in 1927, three oils 'Molly', 'Maimie' and 'The Mighty Hunter' but does not seem to have exhibited again. As Olive Shaw she contributed over thirty pen illustrations to 'Eve's Beauty Secrets', a beauty primer written by W. A. Poucher in 1926. She married at Woodbridge in 1933, Edgar Wolston Bertram Handsley Milne-Redhead (24 May 1906-29 June 1996), the botanist and pioneer plant conservationist, and she became a botanical illustrator. As Margaret Olive Milne-Redhead's her botanical illustrations appeared in the Kew Bulletin from the 1940s to 1960s and her illustrations contributed to the ongoing botanical project to record the plant species of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, which resulted in 'Flora of Tropical East Africa'. Margaret Olive Milne-Redhead died at Colchester, Essex on 21 September 1997.

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