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A free bed / by Louisa May Alcott, approximately 1888

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 32
Identifier: Vault MSS 503 Series 1 Sub-Series 2 Item 3

Scope and Contents

Contains original manuscript of "A Free Bed," by Louisa May Alcott, the story of an invalid's unselfish actions to increase the comfort and happiness of those less fortunate than herself. "Dr. Z." possibly refers to Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewska (1829-1902), a pioneer physician and founder of the New England Hospital for Women and Children. Later published as "A Free Bed," by Louisa May Alcott. Edited and with an introduction by Madeleine B. Stern (published on the 90th anniversary of Alcott's death). Undated, but approximately 1888.


  • approximately 1888

Conditions Governing Access

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


7 sheets (13 pages) ; 20 x 22-25 cm

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

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


Title from first page.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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