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Louisa May Alcott letter to Elizur Wright, approximately 1864 January 5

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

Scope and Contents

Contains a letter and envelope from Louisa May Alcott to a "Mr. Wright." The letter indicates Alcott's close relationship with Elizur Wright and his large family; she implies that for a time she boarded with him, and refers to herself as a "literary spinster," and also makes reference to her uncle Samuel Joseph May. Dated January 5, approximately 1864.


  • approximately 1864 January 5

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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 folded sheet (3 pages) ; 20 x 25 cm folded to 20 x 12 cm

1 envelope ; 10 x 15 cm

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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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