Lucy Larcom Correspondence with Elise Locke, 1879-1893 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database
Collection Identifier: MS Acc 591
Extent: 70.0 Items
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Scope and Contents: Several reoccurring themes run throughout Lacy Larcom’s letters to Ada Elise Locke, among them are the challenges that come with writing for a living, her reasons for moving from place to place, and the grace she experiences from living according to her Christian beliefs. The letters also contain descriptions of the sermons Larcom heard preached by Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) at Trinity Church in Boston, Massachusetts, mentions her friendship with John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) and that she is making a Whittier calendar, and discusses the publication of A New England Girlhood. In addition, she provides details on the change of seasons and the kinds of flowers in that are in bloom whether she is in Bethel, Maine or in the White Mountains in New Hampshire.