Larcom, Lucy (1824 – 1893)

Larcom, Lucy

5 March 1824 – 17 April 1893

Image Information:

Source: NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library

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Pertinent Archives:

Beverly Historical Society (correspondence, poems, issues of theLowell Offering and the Operatives’ Magazine and Lowell Album, Larcom family genealogical information and other items, articles, clippings, a memorial service program, correspondence of the Historical Society about Larcom, and a portrait of Larcom) (

Boston Public Library (correspondence, mostly to Ada Elise Locke) (

Chicago Public Library, Special Collections (1878 autographed poem) (

Essex Institute (correspondence, poems, and misc. papers) (

Forbes Library (correspondence and drafts) (

Fruitlands Museums (letters to George Willis Cooke) (

The Huntington Library (letters) (

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (correspondence with Clara Barton) (

Middlebury College, Abernethy Collection of American Literature (correspondence and drafts of women including Larcom) (

New Hampshire Historical Society (letters to Mary E. Blair) (

Rutherford B. Hayes Library (correspondence with William Claflin) (

Schlesinger Library (correspondence) (

Smith College, Neilson Library, Rare Book Room (letters and/or literary manuscripts) (

State University College at Oswego Library, Special Collections (letters to Edward Austin Sheldon) (

University of California, San Diego, Mandeville Department of Special Collections (letters) (

University of Lowell, Alumni-Lydon Library (unpublished and published works of women including Larcom) (

University of Virginia Library, Manuscripts Department (correspondence, manuscripts, photos, and other papers of women including Larcom) (

Wheaton College Archives (correspondence, diaries, notebooks, and books from 1859-1862) (



Legacy References:


Berkman, Joyce Avrech. “Review of Shirley Marchalonis’s The Worlds of Lucy Larcom.” Legacy 7.2 (1990): 61-62.

Lewis, Jessica. “‘Poetry Experienced’: Lucy Larcom’s Poetic Dwelling in A New England Girlhood.” Legacy 18.2 (2001): 182-92.[MUSE] [GW] [LION]

Marchalonis, Shirley. Legacy Profile: “Lucy Larcom.” Legacy 5.1 (1988): 45-52.

Norman, Rose. “New England Girlhoods in Nineteenth-Century Autobiography.” Legacy 8.2 (1991): 104-17.