Daisy Newman (1904-1994) was born in Britain to American parents. She wrote novels and non-fiction about Quakers in America. She was educated at Radcliffe College, Barnard College, and Oxford University. She married George Selleck late in life, and both were elders at their Cambridge, Massachusetts Meeting. Newman was the author of the following novels: Now That april's There (1945), Dilligence in Love (1951), I Take Thee, Serenity (1975), Indian Summer of the Heart (1982), and A Golden String (1986). The subject matter for her novels was
culled from her experiences living in Europe, caring for British evacuees to the U.S. during World War II, serving as a house mistress at Radcliff College, participating in civil rights marches in the South, retracing St. James' steps in the Spanish pilgrimage and her involvement in the Society of Friends. She also wrote a history of American Quakers entitled "A Procession of Friends" (1972), which discusses Friends possition in opposition to slavery, war, and capital punishment, their relationships with native tribes in North America, and their support of the humane treatment of the mentally ill and prisoners. Newman died in 1994.