Maria Frances Ann Morris was born (d. 1875). She became an art teacher and Nova Scotia’s first native-born professional woman artist, and also the first native-born botanical artist in Canada. She had been encouraged by botanist Titus Smith and supported by local patrons, publishing a series of lithographs, representing over 146 Nova Scotia wildflower species in 1840, 1853 and 1866. A collection of her paintings was also shown at the universal exposition in Paris in 1867. (Painting: Actoea Alba & Rubra, Red and White Baneberry, 1840, by Maria Morris).