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AC85.Al191.Zz

Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888, collector. Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: AC85.Al191.Zz
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888, collector.
Title: Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott,
Date(s): 1579-1893.
Quantity: 1 collection (550 linear feet (599 volumes)
Abstract: Library of Amos Bronson Alcott, the American philosopher of the New England Transcendentalist group.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

59A-1-576. Deposited by Mrs. Frederic Wolsey Pratt, Lowell Road, Concord, Massachusetts; received: 1959 December, given 1969.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Books from the Library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893 (*AC85.Al191.Zz). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Alcott was an American philosopher of the New England Transcendentalist group, teacher, reformer, and father of the writer Louisa May Alcott.

Arrangement

Arranged chiefly alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Includes books and articles written by Alcott and his daughter Louisa May Alcott.
This list includes only those books that were acquired by the Library from the Pratt family in 1959; other books, from different sources, have been acquired. To find call numbers for the books in this list, as well as other books owned by Alcott, search HOLLIS, choosing "Other call number" and entering *AC85.Al191.Zz [Al (as in Alcott)] [last three digits of year of publication][first letter of author's name]. For example, to find Alcott's copy of Oliver Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield, published in 1777, the call number would be: *AC85.Al191.Zz777g. You can also search HOLLIS by author and/or title.

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