E. O. Petersen - male or female?
I've just been reading E. O. Petersen's ÂThe Culture of the Polyanthus, Primrose, Primula, Auricula, Cyclamen, and Pansy, Viola and VioletÂ, 1945.
It is not a cornerstone of Viola literature, and it is rather naive botanically, but it has some points of interest. However, I cannot find out if the author is male or female. He/she published one or two gardening books in New Zealand in the 1940s-50s. That is all I know about him/her.
Can anybody shed some light on the matter for me please?