Born: Ap­ril 16, 1835, Rut­land, New York.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1924, Sum­mit, New Jer­sey.

Buried: Green-Wood Ce­me­te­ry, Brook­lyn, New York.


Augusta was the daugh­ter of Ze­be­dee Lar­ned and Sa­rah Ann Eth­e­ridge.

She was ed­u­cat­ed at Wa­ter­town and Pots­dam sem­in­a­ries and the Sping­ler Ins­tit­ute for Young La­dies, at West Side Un­ion Square in New York Ci­ty.

She set­tled in New York Ci­ty as a news­pa­per cor­res­pon­dent and a con­trib­ut­or of sketch­es, sto­ries, and po­ems to per­i­o­di­cals.

In 1870 she ed­it­ed The Re­vo­lu­tion, a wo­man’s rights news­paper. And, for 20 years, she was a cor­res­pon­dent and ed­i­tor­ial writ­er with The Chris­tian Re­gis­ter, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.


She wrote six vol­umes of Home Sto­ries (New York, 1872–78) that were orig­in­al­ly pub­lished in ma­ga­zines and news­pa­pers.

Her oth­er works in­clude:

In 1880, Lar­ned was sin­gle, liv­ing in Man­hat­tan, New York.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lar­ned (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?