- MARTHA J. LAMB SIGNATURE OF 19TH CENTURY NEW YORK CITY AUTHOR, EDITOR, HISTORIAN
MARTHA J. LAMB SIGNATURE OF 19TH CENTURY NEW YORK CITY AUTHOR, EDITOR, HISTORIAN
MARTHA J. LAMB SIGNATURE OF 19TH CENTURY NEW YORK CITY AUTHOR, EDITOR, HISTORIAN, "Yours Very Truly, Martha J. Lamb", on 4.5 x 1 slip of paper cut from a letter, with mounting remnants on the reverse and two minor fold lines, otherwise in fine condition.
Martha J. Lamb (August 13,
1829 – January 2, 1893) was a United States author, editor, and
historian. After the Civil War she divorced her husband and moved to New York City and wrote
articles on a wide array of subjects for Harper’s
and other periodicals. She realized that history was her true calling and she
began extensive research for History
of the City of New York:
Its Origin, Rise, and Progress. In 1883 she purchased the Magazine of American History, a financially struggling
monthly founded in 1877. Lamb was a fixture in New York social circles and was twice
invited to the White House.