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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1130.8

Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.) letters to Louisa May Alcott


Letters from Thomas Niles, representing Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.), the publisher of the writer Louisa May Alcott. Also includes other materials relating to Alcott's publishing.


  • 1868-1886

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 Thomas Niles (representing Roberts Brothers) to writer Louisa May Alcott. Also includes other materials relating to Alcott's publishing.

Biographical / Historical

Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.) was the publisher of American author Louisa May Alcott's works.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

59M-310 (1) - (149). Mrs. F. Wolsey Pratt; Indian Spring Road, Concord, Mass. Received and deposited: 1960; purchased: 1992 June.

Processing Information

Recataloged and renumbered in 1999.

Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.). Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.) letters to Louisa May Alcott, 1868-1886: Guide.
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Repository Details

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