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Louisa May Alcott letter to Mary Mapes Dodge, approximately 1878 December 31

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: Vault MSS 503 Series 1 Sub-Series 1 Item 14

Scope and Contents

Contains a letter from Louisa May Alcott to a Mrs. Dodge. Alcott sends a story written by her thirteen-year-old cousin in hopes of finding a place for it in the "Children's Corner" of St. Nicholas. Regrets her inability to write a Christmas story for Mrs. Dodge. Dated December 31, approximately 1878. Also includes a transcription and a photocopy of the letter.


  • approximately 1878 December 31

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Originals restricted. Photocopies 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. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish any item in its entirety must be obtained from Reference Services at


1 sheet (2 pages) ; 9 x 11 cm

Language of Materials


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File-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copy of recording available for use in the Reading Room.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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