Helen Stuart Campbell (born Helen Stuart; pen name, “Mrs. Helen Weeks”; July 5, 1839 – July 22, 1918) was a social reformer and pioneer in the field of home economics. She wrote several important studies about women trapped in poverty, and the role that effective home economics could play in lifting women and families out of poverty. She studied in Warren, Rhode Island and Bloomington, New Jersey. She worked as a professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin from 1893–96, and then as a professor of domestic science at Kansas State Agricultural College from 1896-97.
Thomas Wallace Knox (June 26, 1835 – January 6, 1896) was a journalist, author, and world traveler, known primarily for his work as a New York Herald correspondent during the American Civil War. As an author, Knox wrote over 45 books, including a popular series of travel adventure books for boys.
Thomas F. Byrnes (June 15, 1842 – May 7, 1910) was an Irish-born American police officer, who served as head of the New York City Police Department detective department from 1880 until 1895, who popularized the term rogues gallery.
Lyman Abbott (December 18, 1835 – October 22, 1922)was an American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author.