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Emma L. Shaw

Emma L. Shaw

Emma L. Shaw (June 1840 - February 1924) was an American tailor and magazine editor. Remembered as a nonconformist, Shaw was a tailor and a farmer before she became associate editor of Good Health in Battle Creek, Michigan.

About the year 1870, Shaw became identified with literary work in Michigan. With her friend, Ella Farman, also a writer, Shaw purchased a small farm near Battle Creek and here, for several years, a number of juvenile books and other volumes were written, D. Lothrop & Co. being the publisher. In 1874, the initial number of Wide Awake, for twenty years the friendly rival of St. Nicholas Magazine, was edited in the sitting-room of Shaw and Farman. For two years, every number of the magazine was planned for and arranged, and the copy sent to the Boston publishers. It was the growing needs of this periodical which finally drew its founders to Boston. After Wide Awake was merged into St. Nicholas, Shaw returned to Michigan. She was a charter member of the Michigan Women's Press Association. She worked on several journals put forth by the Good Health Publishing Company of Battle Creek, where for many years she filled a responsible editorial position.

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Ella Farman

Eliza Anna Farman Pratt (pen names, Ella Farman and Dorothea Alice Shepherd; 1837–1907) was an American writer of children's literature.

Eliza Anna Farman was living on a Battle Creek, Michigan farm with Emma L. Shaw, writing books for girls, when Daniel Lothrop invited her to Boston to become the editor of Wide Awake, from 1875 until December, 1891. For years, she continued its editor, being assisted during the latter part of the time by her husband, Charles Stuart Pratt, who attended to the art side while she had exclusive control of its literary department. She left Wide Awake to edit the young people's publication for Mr. S. S. McClure, but the magazine was never the same, and shortly after was merged into St. Nicholas Magazine. Pratt then became editor of Little Men and Women.

In 1877, she married Charles Stuart Pratt, the associate editor of Wide Awake.

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