Maria Frances Ann Morris was a teacher, artist and poet in Nova Scotia.
She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Captain Guy Morris and Sibylla Amelia Maria Sophia Leggett.
Morris was a descendent of Charles Morris. She received training in art at Dalhousie College from an American West. H. Jones and in Halifax from Professor L"Estrange, an English artist. Morris operated a number of schools which taught drawing and painting to young women.
Morris published several series of botanical lithographs: Wildflowers of Nova Scotia, with one series in 1839 to 1840 and a second series in 1853, Wild flowers of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in 1866 and Wildflowers of British North America in 1867.
A copy of the botanical paintings which appeared in these works appeared at the Universal Exposition of 1867 in Paris. She died in Halifax at the age of 62.