Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born c.1845; died in South Yarra on 20 August 1924
Born, one of fifteen children, to James Goodall Francis (1819-1884) a former Premier of Victoria, and Mary Grant nee Ogilvie. In 1874, Annie married a solicitor and politician, Frank Madden (1847-1921), and they had seven children.
Annie collected a MEL specimen at Cobden, 1893, and another at an unknown locality.
Her husband also collected MEL specimens.
Annie became 'Lady Madden' after her husband was knighted in 1911.
She died in South Yarra in 1924 aged 79.
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]
Death notice, The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, Wednesday 20 August 1924, page 16