Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893

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Lucy Larcom wrote poetry about women's factory life in Lowell, Mass. She was a friend and collaborator of John Greenleaf Whittier.

From the description of Lucy Larcom letter, poem, and photograph, 1871-1893. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38235776

Poet and writer, from Lowell, Mass. who attended Monticello Seminary in Godfrey, Ill. from 1849-1852, and was friends with Henry Spaulding who worked at the Surveyor General's Office in St. Louis.

From the description of Papers, 1850-1852. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52332769

American author and educator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Littleton, Massachusetts, to Mr. Clark, [no year, 1873?] "Tuesday." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596590

Larcom went to work in the cotton mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1835 at age 11 and worked there until she was 21. She is best remembered as an American poet.

From the description of [Letter] 1873 Aug. 19, Beverly Farms [to] Horace / Lucy Larcom. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244387230

A worker in a Lowell textile mill, seminary teacher, and magazine editor, Lucy Larcom was also a poet and author of A New England Girlhood (1889). For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971).

From the description of Letters, 1877, 1882. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007301

American author.

From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Beverly, Mass., to Susan Hayes Ward, 1865 September 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880267

Born 1824. Teacher at Wheaton Female Seminary in Norton, Massachusetts (1854-1863; 1865-1866 and 1866-1867). Also supported herself through proceeds of lecturing, writing, poetry, and editing of children's magazines, and religious and ladies journals. Died 1893.

From the description of Lucy Larcom Collection, 1824-1893. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 55523971

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creatorOf Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. Letter : Centre Harbor, N.H., to Lucy Larcom, 11 Aug. [between 1884 and 1892]. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
referencedIn Monticello College. Records, 1794-1971. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Additional papers, 1859-1903. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Letters, 1877-1890. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Poems, [ca. 1891-1892]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893,. Autograph letter signed from Lucy Larcom, Beverly, Massachusetts, to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1880 November 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Autograph letter signed : Littleton, Massachusetts, to Mr. Clark, [no year, 1873?] "Tuesday." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. John Greenleaf Whittier collection of papers, 1833-1904 bulk (1851-1892). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Larcom Family Papers, 1807-1933. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letter concerning Lucy Larcom [manuscript], 1883 May 23. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Papers, 1850-1852. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Papers, 1874-1910 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Collection, n.y., n.d., 1775-1943 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Correspondence with Mrs. Sargent, June 1, 1876; Mr. Garrison, August 26, 1876, Beverly Farms, Mass.; the editor of Brooklyn Magazine, April 2, 1886; "Dear Sir", Dec. 28, 1867, Beverly; Editor of Youth's Companion, July 7, 1884, Boston; Mr. Bensel, Bethel, Maine, Sept. 15, 1884; Mr. Bensel, Boston, Jan. 5, 1881; "Dear friend", Beverly Farms, Oct. 29, 1875; Mr. Ward, April 20 and May 8, 1871, Beverley Farmes, Mass.; photographic portrait; album page, 8 lines of verse, 1856, and "The rose enthroned." University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. Letter, 1883 February 16, Hotel [to] "My dear friend." Colorado College, Tutt Library
creatorOf Page, Anne L., 1828-1913. Anne L. Page Papers, 1890. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945. Papers : of Margaret Wade Campbell Deland, 1888-1945. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda, 1767-1914 (bulk 1850-1914) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Autograph letter signed Lucy Larcom to: "Dear Sir" September 12, 1882. Wellesley College
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creatorOf Wilcox, Ella Wheeler, 1850-1919. Letters, 1883-1893, Wisconsin. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn American authors collection, 1832-1956. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Krout, Mary Hannah, 1857-1927. Papers, 1887-1927. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn James Thomas Fields autograph album, 1750-1941. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gilman family. Papers, 1737-1937. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893,. Autograph letter signed from Lucy Larcom, Beverly, to Mr. Allen [manuscript], 1886 December 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. [Letter] 1873 Aug. 19, Beverly Farms [to] Horace / Lucy Larcom. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Arthur, T. S. (Timothy Shay), 1809-1885. Papers of Timothy Shay Arthur [manuscript] 1842-72. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Greenleaf Whittier collection of papers, 1833-1904, 1851-1892 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Letters from Lucy Larcom to various correspondents [manuscript], 1880-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Lucy Larcom Collection, ca. 1846-1893. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Lucy Larcom papers, 1879-1893. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Buck, Dudley, 1839-1909. The merry brown thrush / words by Lucy Larcom ; [music by] Dudley Buck. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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creatorOf Diaz, Abby Morton, 1821-1904. Abby Morton Diaz papers [manuscript], 1869-1876, no date. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Ppapers of Lucy Larcom [manuscript], 1886. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Letter [manuscript] : Beverly, Mass., to Susan Hayes Ward, 1865 September 4. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Owen D. Young Library. Special Collections. Miscellaneous manuscripts: G-L, [ca. 1300]-1981, 1819-1981 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Letters, 1871-1878. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. The Secret [manuscript], 1871. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Letter, 1884 Aug. 6, Ossipee Park, N.H., to Dr. Hugo Erichsen, Detroit. University of Michigan
creatorOf Erichsen, Hugo, 1860-1944. Methods of authors papers, 1884. University of Michigan
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creatorOf Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. John Greenleaf Whittier Papers, 1808-1940. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letter : Center Harbor, N. H. to Lucy Larcom. Centre Harbor, N. H. to Lucy Larcom MS 0007., 11 Aug. [between 1884 and 1892] Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
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creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Poems of Lucy Larcom [manuscript], 1863. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Severance, Caroline M. Seymour (Caroline Maria Seymour), 1820-1914. Letter to Miss Larcom, July 27 / C.M. Severance. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
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creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Papers of Lucy Larcom [manuscript], 1849-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brownell Family. Brownell family papers, 1842-1899. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Draper, Walter S. Collection of autograph letters and autographs, 1865-1890. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn John MacKay Shaw Collection, 1737-2007
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Letter, 1891 July 30, Beverly, Mass., to Mrs. Kennedy. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Daniel Dulany Addison collection, 1797-1951. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893,. Autograph letter signed from Lucy Larcom, Norton, Massachusetts, to Susan Hayes Ward [manuscript], 1858 May 14. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Autograph letter signed Lucy Larcom to: "Mr. Johnson: Dear Sir" December 19, 1867. Wellesley College
referencedIn Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Harriet E. Spofford Papers, 1860-1917. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Hemenway family. Hemenway Family Papers, 1800-1954. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Letters, 1877, 1882. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. In Christ I feel the heart of God (hymn), ca.1875-ca.1893. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Fields, Annie, 1834-1915. Annie Fields papers, 1847-1912. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902. Letters of Horace Elisha Scudder [manuscript], 1883-1892. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lovett, Robert Williamson, 1859-1924. Autograph book, 1779-1913. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. Manuscript poems by Longfellow, Lowell, Emerson, Holmes, Thoreau, Whittier Bryant, Aldrich and other famous American poets [manuscript], 1857-1905. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. Lucy Larcom : manuscript, 1871 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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creatorOf Sewall family. Robie-Sewall family papers, 1611-1905. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923. Papers of Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin, 1887-1923. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Morris, George Perry,. Papers, 1843-1918. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Thaxter, Celia, 1835-1894. Correspondence with Mrs. Rollins, 1888 November 25, Lucy Larcom, Oct. 12. 1870, Mr. Sargent, Newtonville, Jan. 22, 1891 ; The greedy ducks, poem ; 2 leaves from an album; portrait / Celia Thaxter. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
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creatorOf Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932. The brown thrush [sic] [microform] / John Ph. Sousa. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Lucy Larcom Collection, 1824-1893. Wheaton College, Madeleine Clark Wallace Library
referencedIn Barton, Clara, 1821-1912. Papers, 1870-1906. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Dodge, Mary Abigail, 1833-1896. Mary Abigail Dodge Papers, 1834-1896. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Lucy Larcom letter, poem, and photograph, 1871-1893. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Lutz, Alma,. Collection of documents by and about abolitionists and women's rights activists: Part 1 (Ad-Lip), 1775-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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Birth 1824-03-05

Death 1893-04-17

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