The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Lamb, Martha Joan Reade Nash
LAMB, Martha Joan Reade Nash, American historian: b. Plainfield, Mass., 13 Aug. 1820; d. New York, 2 Jan. 1893. She was married to Charles A. Lamb in 1852 and removed with him to Chicago, Ill., where in 1863 she was secretary to the United States Sanitary Commission Fair. She made her home in New York from 1866 and was editor of the Magazine of American History from 1883 till her death. Her publications include a scholarly ‘History of the City of New York’ (1877-81); ‘The Homes of America’ (1879); ‘Wall Street in History’ (1883); ‘The Christmas Owl’ (1881); ‘Snow and Sunshine’ (1882).