Doubleday, Neltje de Graff

Doubleday, Neltje de Graff

(1865–1918) naturalist, writer; born in Chicago. She married Frank N. Doubleday, the publisher, saw her first book in print in 1894, and went on to write several volumes of nature studies of flowers and birds, including The American Flower Garden (1909). Her work has been described as charming but lacking in scientific significance. Active in charitable work, she died in Canton, China, while on assignment for the American Red Cross.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.