Born 1895 in Portsmouth, NH, Boylston died at age 89 in 1984
Boylston's name is familiar
to a generation of women who grew up in the 1940s
and beyond who read her much beloved
books about Sue Barton
, a young nurse. Later she wrote a series of books about Carol Page
, a fictional aspiring actress modeled after Boylston's friend and acclaimed actress
Eva Le Galliene.
Boylston also wrote an autobiography about her own years as a nurse in World War I, a merry book about travels across Europe and a biography of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.