1848-1849 – THE NEW ENGLAND OFFERING – LOWELL MILL WORKERS WRITINGS

1848-1849 – THE NEW ENGLAND OFFERING – LOWELL MILL WORKERS WRITINGS

Harriet Farley, editor and publisher; published at Lowell, 23 Central Street, 1849 (title page with illustration.

The New England Offering was a collection of journal entries that were written by female mill workers in New England mills.[1]Many of the women who were contributing to the magazine were working in mills in Lowell, Massachusetts. The “Lowell Offering” was a collection of narratives where women shared their works in a intellectual and cultural publication. The contributors took great pride in the magazine. The “Lowell Offering” gained a great deal amount of popularity. It was read by famous writers such as Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and George Sand. The “Lowell Offering” lost momentum after the opinions of the writers moved towards areas that mill owners did not agree with. The “New England Offering” was established after controversy with the Lowell Offering erupted and the editors Harriet Farley and Harriott F. Curtis had to discontinue the “Lowell Offering” and start a new magazine. The magazine’s first issue appeared in September 1847, and Farley ended publication with the March 1850 issue. – WIKIPEDIA

FOLLOWING IS WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THIS BOUND VOLUME
Title page dated 1849
Index – Volume 1 – wholes series Volume 6
April 1848 – MERRIMACK MILLS AND BOARDING HOUSES – 24pp
May 1848 – THE MARKET WAGON – 48pp
June 1848 – SUNSET – p49-p72
July 1848 – ITALIAN PEASANT GIRLS – p73-p96
August 1848 – WIGWAM IN THE FOREST – p97-p120
September 1848 – HAWAIAIN GIRL – p121-p144
October 1848 – no title – native huts on water – p145-p168
November 1848 – no illustration – -169-p192
December 1848 – no illustration – p193-p216

January 1849 – no illustration – p1-p24
February 1849 – no illustration – p25-p48
March 1848 – no illustration – p49-p72
NO APRIL
May 1848 – no illustration, begins saying “behind the times” with regard to day. May issue will arrive nearly June – p97-p120
NO JUNE or JULY
August 1849 – no illustration – p169-192
NO SEPTEMBER
October 1849 – PRINCIPAL ENTRANCE MT. AUBURN – p 217-p240
November 1849 – ISOMETRIC VIEW OF THE BAY STATE MILLS – p241-p265 but continues right on with p266 saying December to page 278

You may find of interest the article, “THE LIFE OF NEW ENGLAND MILL WORKERS” in the magazine, American Ancestors, Winter, 2013. You can google and read the copy on-line.

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