"Miss Hickey" of Port Elizabeth donated 22 species of mollusc shells to the Port Elizabeth Museum in 1905. She was an indiscriminate collector, for that same year she also donated a monkey skull, seven tortoise shells (of which three were new to the museum), three rocks and minerals, and a postcard made of peat. She was presumably Miss M.F. Hickey, who also collected land snails in KwaZulu-Natal early in the twentieth century. The land snail Gulella hickeyana was named after her, but the name is no longer in use.
A certain Miss Hickey, possibly her, was associated with the Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum (as a nurse) during 1899-1900, where some charges were formulated against her. Two years later, in February 1902, Miss M.F. Hickey applied for a position as nurse in the Orange River Colony (now the Free State).
Miss M.F. Hicky may be the same person as "Miss M.F. Hocky"*, who donated fossil shells from the Cockscomb to Albany Museum in 1898.