Louisa May Alcott papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 503
Handwritten and signed correspondence of Louisa May Alcott and her sister, May Alcott Nieriker and various other family members and writers. The letters are of both a private and professional nature, and discuss social engagements, familial affairs, writing schedules, and upcoming publications. Also included are two portraits, a sound recording with transcript of a radio adaptation of "Little Women," the poem recording with transcript of a radio adaption of "Little Women," the poem "Lines to a Robin," and the short story "A Free Bed." Also included are various other writings by Alcott.
- Alcott, May, 1840-1879 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Originals restricted. Photocopy available for public use.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright of this collection rests with the Estate of Theresa W. Pratt and the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Permission from the Curator of Archives and Manuscripts is necessary to publish any item in its entirety.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Biographical / Historical
American poet, novelist, and short story writer best known for her classic "Little Women."
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS503.xml
The documents in this collection were not acquired as one unit but have been gradually collected as individual items became available at auction and from dealers between 1978 and 1991.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Copies
Photocopies or originals and other materials available in Box 2. Transcription available in Box 2.
Related Titles: Free bed. Lines to a robin. Bitterest drop. Brothers. My contraband. To father. Jack and Jull. St. Nicholas.
- Alcott family -- Correspondence
- Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 -- Correspondence
- Alcott, May, 1840-1879 -- Correspondence
- American poetry -- 19th century
- Drafts (Documents)
- Material Types
- Women artists -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
- Women artists -- United States -- Correspondence
- Women authors, American -- Biography -- Sources
- Women authors, American -- Correspondence
- Register of Louisa May Alcott papers
- Leslie Evens
- 2011 October 28
- Description rules
- Language of description
- 2017 March 27: o Updated “Extent” with new number of folders. o Updated “Conditions Governing Access” note. Added “Existence and Location of Copies” note to Collection level; Add instance for Box 2; Ryan K. Lee