The New International Encyclopædia/Lamb, Martha Joanna Reade Nash

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LAMB, Martha Joanna Reade Nash (1829-93). An American historian, born at Plainfield, Mass., August 13, 1829. Though born and brought up in Massachusetts, and for some years a resident of Chicago, she spent most of her active life in New York City (1866-93). From 1883 till her death she edited the Magazine of American History, in which she published many of her own essays. Her chief book, the History of the City of New York (2 vols., 1877-81), was the valuable result of about fifteen years of patient labor and research. Other volumes worthy of citation are The Homes of America (1879) and Wall Street in History (1883).