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SERIES Identifier: MS Am 1130.9-1130.12, MS Am 1130.11

III. Autobiographical collections of Amos Bronson Alcott


  • 1799-1888

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


20.5 linear feet (6 boxes and 75 volumes)

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

59M-307 Presented by Mrs. F. Wolsey Pratt, Indian Spring Road, Concord, Mass.; deposit, June 1960; purchase, June 1992.

General note

NOTE: The number of folios only is given because of complicated make-up. In addition to letters and manuscripts of Amos Bronson Alcott, the following (particularly the early volumes) contain letters of William Russell, John S. Dwight, W. H. Furness, John M. Keagy, William A. Alcott, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The series also includes an empty binding, which contains no note concerning the disposition of its contents.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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