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

IV. Journals and diaries of Amos Bronson Alcott

Dates

  • 1799-1888

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

20.5 linear feet (6 boxes and 75 volumes)

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

59M-308 Presented by Mrs. F. Wolsey Pratt, Indian Spring Road, Concord, Mass.; deposit, June 1960; purchase, June 1992.

General note

This series contains the bound journals and diaries of Amos Bronson Alcott.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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