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Olive Thorne Miller

Olive Thorne Miller (1831-1918) was a naturalist, ornithologist and children's writer. She was the eldest of four children, born in Auburn, New York. In addition to writing on birds and their behavior, Miller contributed to the journal of the Audubon Society. Between 1858 and 1869 she gave up writing in order to raise her kids. In 1880 she became an avid bird watcher. Miller was a proponent of the movement to prevent hunting of birds for use of their plumes in the millinery trade.