Christian Nestell Bovee was an epigrammatic New York City writer. He was born in New York City.
Bovee wrote two books that were widely quoted in contemporaneous compilations, these being Intuitions and Summaries of Thought and Thoughts, Feelings and Fancies.
It was reported that Bovee “enjoyed the intimate friendship of Washington Irving, Longfellow, Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes and of all the brilliant men who composed at that time the Saturday Evening Club of Boston”. He died in Philadelphia.