Bailey, Florence Augusta Merriam
- Elizabeth D. Schafer
Bailey, Florence Augusta Merriam (08 August 1863–22 September 1948), ornithologist, was born in Locust Grove, New York, the daughter of Clinton Levi Merriam, a banker, and Caroline Hart. She grew up on the family’s country estate, Homewood, in the rural Adirondack foothills. Bailey’s father encouraged his children’s curiosity about nature and wildlife, camping and exploring with them in the countryside. He had met and corresponded with the naturalist ...