The Pansy Magazine was published for 22 years from 1874 to 1896, Pansy (Isabella Macdonald's nickname) and her husband were the editors of a weekly children's magazine called, "The Pansy." It began as a weekly Sunday School paper of just a few pages, and later it grew to a much larger offering, sent in "numbers" to mail subscribers. It was full of stories, woodcut illustrations, news of new inventions, missionary endeavors, and many varied items of interest to the children who joined The Pansy Society.
• Grace Livingston, Pansy's niece (later Grace Livingston Hill)
• Mrs. C. M. Livingston (sister Marcia and Grace's mother)
• C.M.L.. or Rev. Charles Montgomery Livingston (Grace's father)
• G.R.A., (Pansy's husband, Rev. Dr. Gustavus Rossenberg Alden)
• Paranete, penname of Pansy's son Dr. Raymond Macdonald Alden
• Julia Macdonald (another Macdonald sister)
• Faye Huntington (pen name of Pansy's best friend and co-author Theodosia (Docia) Toll Foster)