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Call No.: MS Am 2114
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Title: Louisa May Alcott additional papers,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Family correspondence and compositions of American writer Louisa May Alcott.
Alcott was an American novelist and short story writer.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
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.