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Miriam Florence (Folline) Leslie

Leslie, Miriam Florence (Folline), c.1836–1914, American publisher, b. New Orleans. She became editor of Frank Leslie's Lady's Journal in 1871 and married Leslie in 1874. After his death she skillfully managed the business, bringing it out of debt. She leased it to a syndicate in 1895, but in 1898 was again obliged to take charge to save it. She wrote several books, including Rents in Our Robes (1888) and Are Men Gay Deceivers? (1893). She was an ardent feminist and gave much of her fortune to that cause.

See biography by M. B. Stern (1953).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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