Mary Anning (1799-1847)
'Many of the Liassic fossils had been coming from Lyme Regis, a small but fashionable seaside resort in Dorset. Some of the finest specimens had been found there by the famous fossil colector Mary Anning (1799-1847). After her father's death left the family almost destitute, she had successfully expanded his part-time business of selling fossils to the aristocracy and gentry who visited Lyme. Developing an outstanding eye for good specimens, she had become well-known to all the leading geologists and collectors in England'
Retirado de Scenes From Deep Time de Martin Rudwick