Alexander, Annie Montague (1867-1950) - An American explorer, markswoman, naturalist, farmer and philanthropist was a sugar heiress who was born in Hawaii. In the 1890’s she accompanied her father on a world tour. After he was killed by falling boulder at Victoria Falls she began a lifetime dedication to palaeontology and botany in the western United States. She endowed several University of California departments and established scholarships for natural science students - especially for women. She donated 50,000 natural history specimens to California’s education institutions and a number of plants and fossils are named for her. From 1908 she collaborated on her expeditions with her partner Louise Kellogg.