Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born, 1825; died in WA 17 October 1911.
In 1860, Matilda migrated to WA with her husband Robert Ferdinand Pries (1821-1905), a horse breeder. The couple settled at 'Prospect Villa', Vasse, and had at least five children including AMELIA PRIES, Arthur Robert (1850-1908) and Edward Adolphus (1852-1916), who all collected MEL specimens.
Matilda collected MEL specimens around Busselton, 1860s-1870s.
Her husband also collected MEL specimens.
Matilda died in WA in 1911 aged 86.
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]