The New Student's Reference Work/Larcom, Lucy

Lar′com, Lucy, an American writer, teacher and poet, was born at Beverly, Mass., in 1826. After three years in school she became a factory-hand in a cotton-mill at Lowell. During this period she contributed to a local publication. When about 20, she came west and for three years attended Monticello Female Seminary in Illinois. Returning to Massachusetts, she taught for several years in the Normal Female Seminary and, later, in the Boston schools. For some time she was editor of Our Young Folks. She wrote Ships in the Mist; Poems; An Idyl of Work; Childhood Songs; Wild Roses of Cape Ann and Other Poems. She died at Boston, Mass., April 17, 1893.