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Papers, 1814-1910.

Author: Alcott family.Amos Bronson AlcottAbba May AlcottMay AlcottLouisa May AlcottAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cartes-de-visite
Poems
Correspondence
Sources
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Mary Stearns, Mrs.; Sarah May Holland; Evelyn Cogshall; Louisa May Nieriker Rasim
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Alcott family.; Amos Bronson Alcott; Abba May Alcott; May Alcott; Louisa May Alcott; Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt
OCLC Number: 34576603
Description: 2 linear ft.

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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.

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