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The Lowell Offering (1840-1845)
was written and published by working women of Lowell, Massachusetts.
This monthly magazine was organized by the Reverend Abel Charles Thomas
(1807-1880) pastor of the First Universalist Church. From October
1840 to March 1841, it consisted of articles that emerged from many of
the improvement circles or literary societies. Later, it then became
broader in its scope and received more spontaneous contributions.
From October 1842 until December 1845, it was edited by Harriot F. Curtis
(1813-1889), and Harriet Farley (1817-1907).
The New England Offering (1848-1850)
was a continuation of The Lowell Offering. Harriet
Farley continued as editor, soliciting prose and poems not only from working
women of Lowell, but throughout New England.
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