1826 – 1893 A.D.
Lucy Larcom, an American poet, born at Beverly Farms, Mass. Her father dying, her mother removed to Lowell, where she kept a boarding-house for the mill hands, and Lucy, after three years at school, worked in the cotton mills herself.
She wrote for the Lowell Offering, the paper edited by a circle of mill girls, and gained the interest and friendship of Whittier.
In 1866 she became editor of Our Young Folks, since merged in St. Nicholas.
Her writings include Ships in the Mast, The sunbeam, Poems, Childhood Songs, and Wild Roses of Cape Ann.
Her poems of New England life were especially effective, the best known being Hannah Binding Shoes.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.