ALDEN, ISABELLA (MACDONALD) (1841-1930), American juvenile writer, was born in Rochester, N.Y., on Nov.
3, 1841. She was educated at Seneca collegiate institute in Ovid, N.Y., and at the Young Ladies' institute in Auburn, New York.
In 1866 she married the Rev. Gustavus R. Alden. Under the pseudonym of "Pansy" she wrote a series of some 75 juvenile works, known as the "Pansy Books," and from 1873 to 1896 edited the juvenile periodical Pansy. In addition, she wrote The Prince of Peace, a life of Christ, and various volumes of fiction for adult readers. She also con tributed extensively to religious journals.