Boyce, Neith (1872–1951)

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Boyce, Neith (1872–1951)

American writer. Name variations: Neith Boyce Hapgood; Mrs. Hutchins Hapgood. Born Neith Boyce in Mt. Vernon, New York, 1872; died 1951; m. Hutchins Hapgood (1869–1944, writer), June 1899; children: Boyce Hapgood; Charles Hutchins Hapgood; Miriam Hapgood DeWitt (1908–1990, writer); Beatrix Hapgood.

At one time the only woman reporter for the New York Globe, was a founding member of the Provincetown Players, along with husband and others; works, which explore marriage and the conflicts between men and women, include The Forerunner (1903), Eternal Spring (1906), (with her husband) Enemies (1916), Two Sons (1917), Proud Lady (1923), Winter's Night (1927) and an autobiographical novel, The Bond (1908).

See also Ellen Kay Trimberger, Intimate Warriors: Portraits of a Modern Marriage, 1899–1941: Selected Works by Neith Boyce and Hutchins Hapgood (Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1991); and Women in World History.