Bachelor of Arts, Radcliffe College, 1954; Master of Arts, Radcliffe College, 1957.
With, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955-1957; free lance translator, 1957-1965; editor, treasurer, vice president, Seymour Lawrence Inc., Boston, 1965-1983; president, Merloyd Lawrence, Inc., Boston, since 1983.
Treasurer, vice president Milford House Properties, Ltd., Canada, 1975—1980. Trustee Milton Academy, Massachusetts, 1974—1982. Member committee clinical investigations Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital, 1986—2007.
Member advisory board World Land Trust, since 2006. Board directors North-East Wilderness Trust, since 2002, Woods Hole Research Center, since 2004, Island Press, since 2005. Member New England Forestry Foundation (director 1989-2008, executive board officer 1990-2007), Massachusetts Audubon Society (director 1974-2001, executive committee 1992-2001, honorary director since 2001), Tavern Club, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Seymour Lawrence, June 21, 1952 (divorced 1984). Children: Macy, Nicholas. Married John M. Myers, 1985.