Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Victoria 1865, died at Rockhampton 11 July 1948.
Born in Vic., one of eight children, to a pastoralist, Hastings Alfred Elms (1832-1910), and Janet nee Beveridge (1838-1899). Agnes went to Qld in the late 1880s as a governess to the Turnbull family at 'Lansdowne' sheep station near Tambo. In 1890, she married the station overseer, Robert Donaldson (1850-1939), and they had six children. The family lived at 'Alpha Station' (where Agnes's husband was manager) and at 'Medway Station' where he became a part-owner in 1908.
Agnes collected MEL specimens at upper Belyando River, 1890-1891, and 'Alpha Station', 1891.
She died at the residence 'Llanmiloe', Rockhampton, in 1947 at the age of 83.
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]