Archives & Manuscripts: Margaret Sidney

Margaret Sidney was the pen name of Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop, author of The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew(1881). The book proved such a popular success that eleven more “Pepper” books were written and were treasured by young readers well into the 20th century. Sidney married Daniel Lothrop of Boston, whose publishing firm, D. Lothrop and Company, published her work. Upon his death, Sidney managed the publishing company for several years before selling the business to another Boston publishing firm.

Brief description of Sidney Papers:

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Clippings of Newspaper Articles and Stories
  • Obituaries of Daniel Lothrop

For a detailed description visit the finding aid to the Sidney Papers.