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Alcott, Abba May 1800-1877

Works: 52 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 1,267 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  Diaries  History  Sources  Aerial photographs 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: CT275.A46, 974.03092
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Abigail May Alcott's receipts & simple remedies : best way of doing difficult things all tried and proved by Abba May Alcott( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My heart is boundless : writings of Abigail May Alcott, Louisa's mother by Abba May Alcott( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here at last, in her own words, is this extraordinary woman's story, brought to the public for the first time. Full of wit, charm, and astonishing wisdom, Abigail's private writings offer a moving, intimate portrait of a mother, a wife, a sister, and a fierce intellect that demands to be heard
by Alcott family( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence, journal excerpts, mss., notes, ephemera, clippings, galley proofs, poems, printed materials, photographs, cartes-de-visite, glass plate negatives, and other papers. Chiefly includes journal extracts, correspondence, and other papers of Amos Bronson Alcott, relating to the Temple School (Boston, Mass.), school tuitions in Boston and Cheshire, Mass., early life as a peddler in the South, his founding in 1843 of Fruitlands, a transcendentalist utopian community in Harvard, Mass., which was disbanded in 1844, a speaking tour in Iowa in 1881, social activities, and family affairs. Also includes correspondence of his wife, Abba May Alcott, with her cousin, Sarah May Holland and Mrs. Mary Stearns, relating to a European trip of Ralph Waldo Emerson, books, and family activities; outgoing correspondence of Anna Bronson (Alcott) Pratt, chiefly with Evelyn Cogshall, concerning her niece Louisa May (Nieriker) Rasim; correspondence and other papers of Louisa May Alcott, reflecting her childhood in Still River, Mass., professional life as a writer, and Bronson Alcott's health; and correspondence of May (Alcott) Nieriker, including two letters written by her daughter "LuLu" Nieriker to her friend, Evelyn Cogshall. Correspondents of Bronson Alcott include Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mrs. Mary Stearns
Journal and letters to her daughter Catharine, 1788-1818 by Abba May Alcott( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcott family additional papers by Alcott family( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extensive drawings by May Alcott and her letters sent home while abroad. Also includes Louisa May Alcott letters and compositions as well as items of other Alcott family members including, Abba May Alcott, Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt, Amos Bronson Alcott and others. Also includes a few early prints and some later Most items are stamped in ink: F. ALCOTT PRATT
Papers of the Alcott family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The olive leaf [n.d.] a newspaper by the Alcott children [4 p. holograph]--Correspondence, 1845-1915, is between members of the Alcott family and between family members and others. It concerns the family's early financial difficulties; Abigail May Alcott's management of a water cure; the publication and reception of Little women; the domestic lives of the niece and nephews of Louisa May Alcott; the administration of Miss Alcott's estate; and the publication of certain of her letters. Correspondence, 1905-06, between John Sewall Pratt Alcott and Jessie Bonstelle Stuart concerns a dramatic adaptation of Little women [ca. 100 items. chiefly holograph signed]--Wills and deeds, 1845-75, chiefly involve land transactions of Samuel E. Sewall, an Alcott cousin [5 items. printed & holograph]--Scrapbooks, 1850-61, were formerly account books and contain clippings, including reviews of Miss Alcott's books. One contains a handwritten play Blanche the village maiden, composed by the Alcott children [3 items. paper covers]--Clippings 1929-32, concern Miss Alcott's life and adaptations of her works [ca. 20 items. printed]--China plate [n.d.] shows the Alcott family crest [1 item. 31 cm. in diameter]. Correspondents include: Abigail May Alcott, Edward William Bok, Laure Claire Foucher, Laura Hosmer, Maggie Lukens, Samuel Joseph May, Abigail May Alcott Nieriker, Louisa May Nieriker, Thomas Niles, Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt, Frederic Alcott Pratt, James Redpath, Roberts Brothers, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn and Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford
Louisa May Alcott additional papers by Louisa May Alcott( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection of papers dealing with Louisa May Alcott's writing and details of her daily life. Letters from Bronson Alcott during her childhood contain some moral precepts and details of family life. Letters from Louisa's adulthood include a letter written to her mother, Abigail, describing her works in progress and rate of pay, and a letter from Anna Alcott Pratt (Louisa's sister) to Mary Walpole describing Louisa's involvement in daily chores. Louisa's last diary chiefly records the details of her daily life and the illness leading to her death. Among other items are a manuscript fragment from the novel Jo's Boys and a poem written for her nephew Freddie
Alcott family papers( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Also includes letters to and from Alcott family members: Abigail May Alcott, Elizabeth Sewall Alcott, Abigail May Alcott Nieriker, Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt, and others
by Charles Lane( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chiefly correspondence relating to the Fruitlands community, from its inception to its demise; verses written to Beth Alcott on her birthday; description of Fruitlands written by Lane and Bronson Alcott for The Dial; and other papers. Subjects include Lane's acquaintance with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller; daily life at Fruitlands; his attempts to collect mortgage payments from Joseph Palmer; life with the Shakers; and his personal philosophy. Correspondents include Abba May Alcott, Junius S. Alcott, and William Oldham
Papers consisting of correspondence, literary manuscripts, legal documents, book reviews, and photocopies by Louisa May Alcott( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence discusses her literary career, the writing and publication of her novels & short stories, her family, friends, financial affairs, her health & physicians, and her social life. In addition, there are references to the Concord School of Philosophy, and the career of artist Abigail May Alcott. Correspondents include: Abigail May Alcott, Amos Bronson Alcott, John Sewall Pratt Alcott, Ariadne Blish, Lydia Maria Francis Child, William Warland Clapp, Mary Mapes Dodge, J.R. Elliott, ed. of Flag of our union; Daniel Sharp Ford, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Horace B. Fuller, Laura Hosmer, A.K. Loring, Thomas Niles, William J. Niles, J.R. Osgood, Lydia Dodge Cabot Parker, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Anna Alcott Pratt, James Redpath, Sampson Low, Son & Marston, London; Scribner & Company, New York; Tauchitz, publishers, Leipzig; Howard Malcom Ticknor, William Hayes Ward. There is also correspondence & documents regarding the will and estate of Miss Alcott; and correspondence between John S.P. Alcott and Jessie Bonstelle Stuart regarding the dramatization of Little Women [ca. 35 items]. There are complete manuscripts for many of her short stories; and pages from the following: An old fashioned girl, Daisy's ball, Jack and Jill, Jo's boys, and The pickwick. Printed material includes obituaries of Miss Alcott, and reviews of her works. There are also photographs, a silhouette, and a portrait of Miss Alcott
Letters of A. Bronson Alcott, Abby M. Alcott, Daniel Ricketson, and Frank B. Sanborn by Amos Bronson Alcott( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alcott-Nieriker-Pratt family correspondence( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence includes seven letters and five poems from Louisa May Alcott to various correspondents, [1856]-1885, plus undated; four letters from Abigail May Alcott to several correspondents, [1862]-1872, including two ALS to Mrs. [Cynthia] Thoreau; two ALS from May Alcott Nieriker to her mother, 1877; three ALS (two partial only) from Ernest Nieriker, 1879-[1880]; three letters (one typed transcript, two original ALS) from Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt, 1871-[1889], one of them to her son Frederic Alcott Pratt and his family, one to Frederic alone; two ALS to Frederic Alcott Pratt, 1889 (one from John Sewall Pratt (Alcott)), and one TLS from F. Alcott Pratt to Allen French, 1900 (poem enclosed); one ALS (invitation to opening of "The Alcott House" from Carrie M. Hoyle--Secretary of the Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association--to Bronson Alcott Pratt), 1912
by Louisa May Alcott( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection pertains primarily to the works of Louisa May Alcott. Includes letters to her from publishers and fans; correspondence of her nephew, John Sewall Pratt Alcott, concerning royalty payments and dramatizations of her books after her death; and clippings about her life and writings. Also contains condolence letters on her death as well as the deaths of her parents; Abby May Alcott's reports to women's societies on her visits to the poor of Boston; annotated proof sheets of "Letters from the House of Alcott" (1931); and publishers' accounts, bills, theatre receipts, and other misc. receipts, miscellaneous photographs, pictures, a theatrical poster, and clippings on various Alcotts
[Letter, 1871?] Jul. 20, Concord, [Mass., to] Sophia Thoreau, [Concord, Mass.] by Abba May Alcott( )

1 edition published in 1871 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The letter comments on Alcott's daughter's studies and the death of Alcott's "excellent brother" (Samuel Joseph May)
by Louisa May Alcott( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Louisa May Alcott's papers consist of manuscripts of stories (many of which were later published in Lulu's Library or A Garland for Girls) plays, and poems; autobiographical notes and diary entries for 1852; a few notebooks including one of story ideas, Hints for Tales; as well as some correspondence with family, friends, and publishers. The papers of her sister, May Alcott Nieriker, consist of diaries, the unpublished manuscript of An Artist's Holiday; 11 pen, ink, and watercolor drawings; a cashbook; and a few letters. There are also pen and ink drawings for Louisa's books including Little Men; and letters by Louisa's parents, Abigail May Alcott and Amos Bronson Alcott
by Alcott family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes the correspondence of Abigail (May) Alcott, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Louisa May Alcott. Also includes diaries of Abigail (May) Alcott and Abigail May Alcott Nieriker, compositions and a drawing by Amos Bronson Alcott, and drawings by Frank Thayer Merrill possibly for a book by Louisa May Alcott. Compositions by Louisa May Alcott include The inheritance and The olive leaf, and there is a scrapbook compiled by her. Finally, there are accounts and receipts of Amos Bronson Alcott and a group of 33 engravings from Octavio Van Veen's Amoris divini emblemata pasted on sheets and annotated by Edward Waldo Emerson and Ralph Waldo Emerson, among other items
List of visitors at Fruitlands by Abba May Alcott( )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Brooks family papers by Brooks family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

N. Brooks personal correspondence includes ALS from: daughter Caroline; Daniel Brooks; son George; brothers Charles, Franklin (who was seriously in debt and mentally unstable), Hiram, Humphrey, Isaac, and Joshua; Louisa, Mary, and William Brooks; John H. Hartwell; Martha Keith; E.F. Paige (a college friend); and others (among them George B. Emerson, Samuel Hoar, Levi Lincoln, Ezra Ripley, and Samuel Ripley). Correspondence to other Brooks family members includes ALS to Mary Merrick Brooks (e.g. 1863 July 30 From William Lloyd Garrison) and from Mary M. Brooks to Maria Parkman
Mrs. Alcott's cookbook by Abba May Alcott( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recipes and remedies selected from a ms. notebook in the Orchard House, Concord, Mass
Additional papers by Alcott family( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcott family correspondence with others includes letters from various Alcott family members to and from friends and family, including letters from: Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Annie Adams Fields, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry David Thoreau, and many others. Many letters are to Amos Bronson Alcott
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Alternative Names
Alcott Abba May 1800-1877

Alcott Abby May 1800-1877

Alcott, Abigail May 1800-1877

May Abigail 1800-1877

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The home schooling of Louisa May Alcott : how her father and her mother educated an American writer