Mary Elizabeth Barber has been mentioned in articles and books. Here is a list of references (1904-2015) that is constantly updated. Please share references, if you can:
Gutsche. Dr T. 1971. “Mary Elizabeth Barber” in Dictionary of South African Biography Vol II, 26-7.
‘Barber, Mrs. F. W. (née Mary Elizabeth Bowker) (1818-1899) in Gunn, M. & Codd, L.E. 1981. Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa. An illustrated history of early botanical literature on the Cape flora. Biographical accounts of the leading plant collectors and their activities in southern Africa from the days of the East India Company until modern times. A.A. Balkema, Cape Town, pp. 87-88.
BARBER, Mary Elizabeth,in: Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (ed.): Women Marching into the 21st Century: Within’ Abafazi, Within’ Imbokodo, 9 August 2000, researched by Group Democracy and Governance. Human Sciences Research Council (Shereno Printers 2000) p. 225.
Cohen, Alan. “Barber, Mary Elizabeth (1818-1899″ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2010
Mary R. S. Creese with Thomas M. Creese, Ladies in the Laboratory III: South African, Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian Women in Science, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, A Survey of Their Contributions(Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2010), pp. 9-12.
Harvey, Joyce and Marilyn Ogilvie, eds. “Barber, Mary Elizabeth (Bowker)” in The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the Mid-Twentieth Century. (London: Taylor & Francis 2000), Volume 1, p. 78.
Strohmeyer, Renate, Lexikon der Naturwissenschaftlerinnen und naturkundigen Frauen Europas. Verlag Harri Deutsch, p. 34.
Articles on her
F. Way-Jones, R. Lubke, F. Gess, Mary Elizabeth Barber (1820[!]-1899), Annals of the Grahamstown Historical Society, 40: 14-21.
Articles with Passages on Barber
Selected articles from the Cape Monthly Magazine (new series 1870-76). Van Riebeeck Society II(9): 159.
Books with chapters on Barber
Hilton-Barber, David (2014). The Saint, the Surgeon and the Unsung Botanist: A tribute to my remarkable ancestors (Footprints Press)
Mitford-Barberton, I. (1970). Chapter 7, Mary Elizabeth Barber, Comdt. Holden Bowker. An 1820 Settler book including unpublished records of the Frontier Wars. (Cape Town, Pretoria, Human & Rousseau), pp. 223-256.
Mitford-Barberton, I. (1934), The Barbers of the Peak: A History of the Barber, Atherstone, and Bowker Families (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
Mitford-Barberton, I. and R. Mitford-Barberton (1952). The Bowkers of Tharfield (Oxford, Oxford University Press).
Mitford-Barberton, I. and White, V. (1968), Some Frontier Families. Biographical Sketches of 100 Eastern Province Families before 1840. Cape Town/Pretoria: Human & Rousseau.
Articles and Books that mention her
Dubow, S. (2006), A Commonwealth of Knowledge: Science, Sensibility, and White South Africa (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 95, 106, 108.
T. Gianquitto, Botanical Smuts and Hermaphrodites: Lydia Becker, Darwin’s Botany, and Education Reform, Isis 104:2 (2013), p. 263.
Harries, P. (2007), Butterflies & Barbarians: Swiss Missionaries & Systems of Knowledge in South-East Africa (Oxford etc.: James Currey etc.), p. 142.
Lester, A. (2001), Imperial Networks: Creating identities in nineteenth-century South Africa and Britain (London, New York: Routledge), pp. 74-75.
Rall, M. (2002), Petticoat Pioneers: The History of the Pioneer Women who Lived on the Diamond Fields in the Early Years. Kimberley: Kimberley Africana Library, p. 15.