MEYER, ANNIE (née Nathan):
American writer; born in New York city Feb. 19, 1867. She early revealed literary gifts, and articles from her pen appeared in "The Critic," "Harper's Bazar," "Lippincott's Magazine," and "The Bookman." The best-known of her shorter stories is "Vorbei." Some of her tales depict phases of Jewish life.
In 1887 she married Dr. Alfred Meyer. Her first books were "Helen Brent, M.D." and "My Park Book" (New York, 1899). Her most notable production is a novel, "Robert Annys, Poor Priest" (New York, 1901). She also edited "Woman's Work" (1898), the standard book on the subject.
Mrs. Meyer has further distinguished herself as an organizer, public lecturer, and woman of affairs. She was chairman of the Committee on Literatures at the World's Fair Congress at Chicago, and was at one time vice-president of an anti-woman suffragemovement. Her most valued communal service was in connection with the founding of Barnard College—the first women's college in New York. It was her energy that gathered together its promoters and secured the collection of funds for the first year. See also Nathan.