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Harriet M. Lothrop 1844 ~ 1924


Harriet M. Lothrop

Was born June 22, 1844, in New Haven, Connecticut. She is best known under her pen-name "Margaret Sidney." Daughter of Sidney Mason Stone and Harriet Mulford Stone, and is connected with some of the most distinguished of the Puritan families.

Her genius for writing began to develop early and the products of her pen have had wide circulation and enjoyed an enviable reputation. She is the author of the well-known "Five Little Pepper Stories," stories for children and young people. Mrs. Lothrop has written many books. Her story, "A New Departure for Girls" was written for those who are left without the means of support with the object of having them see their opportunities. In October 1881, she married Daniel Lothrop, the publisher and founder of the D. Lothrop Company. Their home at Wayside, in Concord, New Hampshire, is well-known, having been the home of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Mr. Lothrop's death occurred, March 18, 1892, and since that time Mrs. Lothrop has devoted herself entirely to literary work, the education of her daughter, and to the patriotic societies of which she is a member.

She is the originator and organizer of the children's society known as the "Children of the American Revolution," to instill and encourage a spirit of patriotism in the children of America whose mothers are members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Lothrop is a woman of remarkable ability, fine literary talent and possessed of unusual business qualifications. She is the author of "Polly Pepper's Chicken Pie," "Phronsie's New Shoes," "Miss Scarrett," "So as by Fire," "Judith Pettibone," "Half Year at Bronckton," "How They Went to Europe," "The Golden West," "Old Concord; Her Highways and Byways," etc. She is the author of many short stories which have been published in various periodicals for children and young people of the United States.

Women of America

Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.


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