Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, 1826; died in Boston, 1893. Lucy
Larcom attracted the attention of Whittier
by contributions to the paper he was then editing, and it was
largely through Whittier's encouragement that she became known
as a poet. Her early youth was spent working in the mills at
Lowell, but from 1866 to 1874 she was assistant editor of "Our
Young Folks." She published several volumes of verse, collected
into a complete edition in 1885.