Elizabeth (Fisher) Homer Nichols (1844 – 1929)
Elizabeth Homer Nichols was born to a prominent family in Roxbury, Massachusetts. At the age of twenty-five, she married Dr. Arthur Nichols who affectionately called her "Lizzie". Like many upper-class women of her day, Elizabeth was a social activist who worked with the Children's Aid Association and the Boston Female Asylum. An avid gardener, Elizabeth spent much of her time at the family's country home in Cornish, New Hampshire while still managing to run her Boston townhome from afar. While considered a traditional woman, Elizabeth was deeply involved in her family's finances and helped her husband by collecting rent from the boarding houses they owned throughout Boston.
"Elizabeth Homer Nichols—A Life 'Ever So' Filled" by B. June Hutchinson
"To Be Preserved: Stories of Elizabeth Nichols" by B. June Hutchinson