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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1130.4

Alcott family papers

A portion of the family papers (both letters and compositions) of the Alcott family of Concord, Mass. Includes papers of the writer Louisa May Alcott, her father Amos Bronson Alcott, and numerous other Alcott family members.


  • 1830-1888

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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.3 linear feet (1 box)

A portion of the family papers (letters, poems, and other compositions) of the Alcott family of Concord, Mass. Includes papers of the writer Louisa May Alcott and her father, Amos Bronson Alcott, the New England transcendentalist. Also includes letters to and from Alcott family members: Abigail May Alcott, Elizabeth Sewall Alcott, Abigail May Alcott Nieriker, Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt, and others.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

99M-24. Purchased with funds of the Friends of the Library Howe Fund from Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 January 5.

Recataloged from: MS Am 10F.
Alcott family. Alcott family papers, 1830-1888: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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