Nellie was added to the collection of American Girls in June 2004. Even though Nellie was the ninth historical girl added after the collection was
launched in 1986, she is really part of Samantha's collection. Nellie is not a limited edition doll.
is a resourceful, smart and resiliant orphan girl
growing up in 1906 New York who is trying to find a way to keep
the promise she made to her dying
mother - to keep her family together.
Orphaned and abandoned by their uncle, Nellie and her
little sisters are living
with her best friend Samantha Parkington's family.
Best of all, Samantha's Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia
want to adopt all three of the O'Malley girls.
In November 2004, Nellie was seen
in "Samantha - An American Girl Holiday" a TV Movie on the WB television network.
Nellie was officially introduced at a special sold-out party at American Girl Place in New York on June 18th, 2004, and she became available for pre-order at
that special event. Nellie items became available online on July 6th, and she first appeared in mail-order catalogs marked "Fall 2004" which began arriving in early September.
Central Park Sleigh Ride
Samantha & Nellie - Winter Friends