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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1130

Alcott family letters to Alfred Whitman


Letters from the Alcott family of Concord, Massachusetts to Alfred Whitman and other materials.


  • 1858-1891

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.3 linear feet (1 box)

Letters from the Alcott family of Concord, Mass. to Alfred Whitman from 1856 to 1891. . Also includes miscellaneous manuscripts relating to Whitman and an autograph manuscript by the writer Louisa May Alcott: Mrs. Jarley [a monologue]. Includes letters to Alfred Whitman from Louisa May Alcott, Abigail May Alcott Nieriker, Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt, Anna M. Pratt, and John Bridge Pratt.


Arranged into the following series:

  1. I. Letters from Louisa May Alcott
  2. II. Letters from Abigail May Alcott Nieriker
  3. III. Letters from John Bridge Pratt
  4. IV. Letters from Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt
  5. V. Letter from Anna M. Pratt
  6. VI. Miscellanea

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

41-112. Manuscripts purchased with funds from the Friends of the Library from Mrs. Meriel Whitman. Chapman; received: 1941 June 6. ; copies [items (69) and (70)], gift 1956.

44M-289. Item (68) gift of Miss Elizabeth Crumby, Waterville, New York; received: 1945 February 24.

Alcott family. Alcott family letters to Alfred Whitman, 1858-1891 (MS Am 1130): Guide.
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