Charlotte Elliott studied at Stanford University and completed her graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. She was hired by the USDA as a plant pathologist. Her career focused on bacterial diseases of plants, resulting in the description of several new species and more than 20 papers. Elliott is best known for her 1930 Manual of Bacterial Plant Pathogens, which became one of the most widely used publications in the early decades of the twentieth century.
(Submitted for publication in July 2008.)