Mrs. Frank Leslie
1828 – 1914 A.D.
Mrs. Frank Leslie, an American publisher, born in New Orleans. Her maiden name was Miriam Florence Folline and she was a descendant of a noble French-Huguenot family.
when Frank Leslie,, the publisher, to whom she had married, died in 1880, leaving his business badly involved, Mrs. Leslie took it in hand and placed it on a paying basis. The circulation of the Popular monthly increased 200,000 in four months under new management. In 1902 she sold out all her publishing interests.
Part of her fortune, estimated at more than $1,000,000, was devoted to the advancement of women suffrage.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.