Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born 1842, died 1 June 1914.
BEST, E.A., fl. 1878, is probably Ellen Ann Best nee Prince. Born, one of at least two children, to Thomas Prince and Elizabeth nee Truslove. In 1860, Ellen married a settler, George Best (1832-1915), and they had twelve children. The Bests lived in the Northam district at Wongamine, followed by Toodyay, and then Leederville.
Ellen collected MEL specimens at Beverley and Youarding near Toodyay, 1878.
She died on 1 June 1914, WA, aged 71.
Source: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]